Laptop Frame in the Making

So we have all seen those nifty digital picture frames made out of old laptops. I wanted something samilar, but I want it to be a functioning Laptop.

Javier‘s Dell Dimension CPx recently became a paperweight so I tried to get it off of him. After weeks of giving him numbers he would not budge. Mind you, my prices were dropping as the days went by. 🙂

Since he is about to have a baby and because he doesn’t have a digital camera I decided to buy him one.
My plan was to offer a trade for the digicam and if he said no I would still give him the cam. But to my surprise he said yes and we traded. I also bought him lunch for two days.

I completely tore apart the laptop and still nada. I then noticed some corrosion near the power connector and proceeded to further take things apart. I read online about some similar issues with these laptops. It was going into a power loop with the screen not coming on at all. I also noticed some corrosion on the CMOS battery which was hiding under the palm pad. Following directions on the web I let it sit for a few days.
But even then there was still no power. Rob stopped by the house today and after seeing the corrosion by the power connector he was sure he had something to clean it up. He took the mobo and power with him and after a few minutes he called saying he had it up and running. I went over there with the screen and battery and tried to get XP up. I forgot the keyboard so Rob rushed back to my place on his Kawi and even though it took him five minutes to get back he bought dirt as soon as he got near his driveway. Sorry Rob! It’ll buff out.
After fiddling with it we got XP up and running! I broke the news to Javier by calling him and asking for the password. It took a few seconds for it to click that it was up. It was funny. I recorded it but he you can barely hear him.

So hopefully this week it will all come together.

The Power of a Power Washer

Inject a little power into your water flow and water can do just about anything.

I really wanted to redo my deck at the house but it was going to be a little costly so Rob had the clever idea of power washing it. We went over to Nadias and off with the power wash we went. I did most of it but Rob got it started.

Came out pretty good if ya ask me. Hopefully, I can treat it when it is thoroughly dry.

Marshall Puking On My Floors!

Tabblo: Marshall Puking On My Floors!

So Marshall (my childhood friend) and his girl came over to hang out and to check out the new house. Well, little did I know the dirty rat had been drinking for a good while. So whilst I was in the restroom he begins to toss it! I know when I get the urge to puke I try to get to a toilet or trash can. He just freaking laid there!

It was to damn funny to get mad though. I havent heard from him since though.

Grrr.

See my Tabblo>

WebTV Watch

The way that I made it online was through a magical little box called a WebTV. I wont go into that but when I was visiting my folks a few weeks back my dad had this watch in one of his box of stuff.

I was trying to remember how I got this. It might have been through the webtv website. Filled out a quiz or something. I remember the package coming from Palo Alto.

Anyway, it was a blast from the past I thought I would share.

100,000 Dollar, 180MPH Wall Art


Here is an idea. “Since I am not driving the Lambo, why not display it on my wall instead of in the garage. “

Check it out here.

Damn rich people. I had always wanted to bolt the rear end of a Corvette to my garage wall but now it will just not be as cool.

And is that guy mounting the car wearing shades? I think I would want him to be a little more careful.

Shampoo in the Eye

What the hell do they put in shampoo that burns the hell out of someones eye. A quick shower turned into painful longer shower. I am still trying not to blink!

It had been a long time since I had gotten some in the eye and I hope its an even longer time before it happens again!

Wide Garage Shot of the couple


Don’t they look nice and smug in the garage? Usually the Corvette will be closer to the wall when I am not using her but I drove her all weekend so she is in an easy in and out position. There is still plenty of room in the garage no matter how I park them.

The above pic is a Panoramic by the way. Four pictures in one. It is my second attempt at the garage. The first attempt was all screwey. You have to make sure the camera is steady all the way through and it has to be level. I have a tripod but I still managed to hose the first shots. This one came out pretty good. I almost cant tell where the stitches are. I used HP Imaze Zone Plus which came loaded on the new pc. Click pic for HUGE pic.

Looks good I think.