Instructables: exploring - technology - computers - diy Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:55:34 PST BLOX v1.01 New E-mail Notification Light
New E-mail Notification Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture In this Instructable, I made a New E-mail notification light.It's a USB dongle that starts to flash when you receive a new e-mail.If my computer is ever ON, rendering a large video or downloading something, I can quickly see if I've got mail, even if computer's screen is off.What you'll need:USB sou...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:58 PST
How To Replace a Motherboard Battery!!
How To Replace a Motherboard Battery!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> howtovideos77 This Instructable will show you how to replace a motherboard battery in a desktop tower** You will need a CR2032 Watch Battery ** Disconnect Tower 1) Unplug the tower2) Disconnect any chords or cables connected to the back of the tower3) Make sure to unplug any usb cables or anything else connect...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:43:55 PST
DIY NAS - More DIY How To Projects]]> lioncour Quick video of how i made a NASAsk if anything. I made a Network-attached Storage device.Dint get to finish it completly in the video, did some aftert shooting changes that improved the machine some. A lot of ways i could have edited the movie better, but as always the time kept getting shorter ...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:47:19 PST
Silent Steambox Gaming PC
Silent Steambox Gaming PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> jerpelea List of components CPU Intel I3 (35W) or I5 (45W) CPU - depending on budgetMotherboard ASUS H81I-PLUS RAM Corsair Vengeance LP Black 16GB DDR3 1866MHz (any 1.35V DDR3) SSD Samsung 840 EVO (any low power SSD) GPU Zotac Nvidia GTX750 TI (any GTX750 TI) PSU NANO150 PSU (you can remove PSU compartment f...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:11:03 PST
How to build Silent (HT)PC
How to build Silent (HT)PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> mkarvonen Making a completely silent PC is a dream for most of us and a challenge for many of us. Ideal PC runs as cold as possible. Well it is possible by adding fans to move colder air in to the PC case. Or making the PC liquid cooled. As for this project the challenge was to make a silent HTPC for cheap an...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 11:13:46 PST
Simple Shortcuts Keyboard
Simple Shortcuts Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture Lots of people could save hours, just by making their daily computer tasks automatic or easier.One of the ways to be more productive is by using shortcuts.Let's make a shortcut keyboard out from a USB num pad.What's needed: USB num pad or a keyboard Label paper A free program called "HID Macros""HID...
By: ShakeTheFuture

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:11:18 PST
Lenovo T520 Display Replacement
Lenovo T520 Display Replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome Today I am going to guide you through replacing the display of a Lenovo T520 Laptop. This particular laptop had some issues in that the display was humming in relation to screen brightness and had multiple dead LED's. At the time of this writing the replacement display is $50 US and is a LG LP156...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 19:44:07 PST
VB 08 Form Fade
VB 08 Form Fade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fearce1 •VB 08 Form Fade Video•This is a video I made some time ago (Using Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express edition)showing "HOW I MADE" a Visual Basic Form fade in & out.Thank you for watching!I will try to post a sample code soon. I've since updated to Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition.Upon c...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:56:23 PDT
Add A Reg-Key to a VB 2008 APP
Add A Reg-Key to a VB 2008 APP - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fearce1 This is a video made some time ago showing a method of creating a REG key for a Visual Basic Program (2008).This is OUTDATED and I'm 100% sure there are improved ways of achieving this, but I would like to share the way I've done it yrs ago.•VB REG-KEY video•
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:17:59 PDT
Give your PC tower a new look!
Give your PC tower a new look! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Unprecedented One of the most important aspects of your computer is it's case: your case not only holds everything together it also protects the delicate hardware inside from electrical and physical interference. Your PC's case can be small or big, strictly functional or extravagant. I'm writing this Instructable...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 20:31:54 PDT
DIY Custom Mousepad
DIY Custom Mousepad - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vieraworks DIY MousepadThings needed:►Foam Bag. ►Piece of jeans. (your desired size) ►Chalk , Pencil , Pen. ► Scissor. ►Board. ► Shoe Glue. ► Thread & a big needle. ►Textile paint & a paint brush. ► Ruler MAKING THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE MOUSEPAD. Get your board, a piece of jeans and your foam bag.Place the...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:10:20 PDT
How to repair a laptop without picture?
How to repair a laptop without picture? - More DIY How To Projects]]> mkarvonen I have repaired a lot of laptops using this simple trick. The main problem with most laptops is their own heat dispassion. In time the heat sink will lose the ability to dispense the heat (mainly because the thermal compound drys out and loses the ability to transfer the heat or there is a lot of du...
By: mkarvonen

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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:04:14 PDT
How to fix a graphics card?
How to fix a graphics card? - More DIY How To Projects]]> mkarvonen Did your graphics card die? Computer turns on but there is no picture? Or after a while of gaming blue-screen appears? And this all happens few weeks after the warranty runs out? If the symptoms leads to a failure in graphics follow this guide.This method works with every graphics card. Even with l...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:02:42 PDT
How to Create Personalized Ecards for Wedding Invitation
How to Create Personalized Ecards for Wedding Invitation - More DIY How To Projects]]> Umamaheswari Anandane Ecards are a wonderful way to send your wedding invitation to friends and colleagues, all in one go without spending a dime. Also, it would look very professional. Making a memory of wedding invitation with personalized message and sending them as eCard is what I wanted to put through in this proj...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 15:44:33 PDT
How to make or repair network cables
How to make or repair network cables - More DIY How To Projects]]> rickosgood This video will show you how to use a network cable crimper to properly make a standard ethernet cable. You can use this skill to make your own cables at the exact lengths you need, or to repair network cables that have broken connectors.
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Tue, 6 May 2014 13:33:35 PDT
DIY.Building RAID Inside Video Editing System Samimy DIY. Building RAID Inside Video Editing System More Info,downloads and Details about this project is available on  my blog: ------------------------------ Download Narration of this video in PDF: ------------------------------
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:15:34 PST
DIY Monitor Standby Killer tgferreira184 This my new project. I added a relay (should be 12v, mine is 24 but works fine) to my computer's power supply in order to cut the power to my monitor (or anything plugged to the power supply's 110\220v output, maybe I'l do an outlet to plug my speakers' power supply to, or maybe I'l connect them dir...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 05:56:10 PST
Multi-touch Table
Multi-touch Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> 2bigbros Ive looked around for a good in depth instructable on how to make a muti-touch table and I didnt find any I liked. I hope you enjoy making your very own multi-touch table and that my instructions are clear to you. This uses the FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection) system to track fingers on a...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:18:53 PST
DIY Wooden Computer Case
DIY Wooden Computer Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> tbrasselle The First thing that needs to be done in any design process in decide what you want to include in the design. It is easiest to simply make a list of what you would like the case to do and sort it by importance. I knew my main concern was cooling. The next important thing was I wanted to have plenty ...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 18:50:51 PST
Quick DIY Wrist Rest
Quick DIY Wrist Rest - More DIY How To Projects]]> johnray2k Quick simpleton is in for a nice rest after the game. With a tennis ball, few home desk tools, and time will do the magic! Items 1. Sharpie 2. Rubber band or crunchy preferably. 3. Tennis ball4. Sharp scissors, preferably exacto knife or similar. *Depending on which you use rubber band or crunc...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:45:49 PST
DIY-Building RAID Inside 400W PC Casing Samimy DIY- Building RAID Inside 400W PC Casing This project is about building RAID ARRAY inside my older PC, i built extra cooling system as well. the video includes all the details, but still if you had questions, add comments, i try to reply as soon as possible. ---------------------------------- Mor...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 05:02:45 PDT
0$ Cpu Fan Duct
0$ Cpu Fan Duct - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmcbeing This is my first instructable,so if something is vague or wrong let me know. In this instructable I create a CPU fan duct for an Intel Cpu fan (I3,I4,I4),although it could be applied to other 80mm fans. I wanted for a long time to create a duct, but I am not really good at measuring and cuttin...
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:39:21 PDT
Pc Hello Kitty!
Pc Hello Kitty! - More DIY How To Projects]]> maragato Buenas! les presento mi primer INSTRUCTABLE! :) Hace un par de años se me ocurrió revivir una vieja pc y con un monton de partes qué tenia prácticamente tiradas. Y se me ocurrió la idea de modificarla y adaptarla para una nena, personalizandola con la famosa gatita de Hello Kitty. La pc ya era bas...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 18:52:26 PDT
How to make a Chat Room (With Notepad)
How to make a Chat Room (With Notepad) - More DIY How To Projects]]> shotgunshane This Instructable shows you how to make a Chat Room with the free windows application called Notepad. This program was not copied and pasted, it was made from scratch, you can copy and paste it (If you do not want to learn the code). What did I make? I made a chat room with notepad, I just used my c...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 12:09:34 PST
Doubled Sided Printing at Home
Doubled Sided Printing at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kurt E. Clothier It never fails. At work, school, or randomly on the street, whenever I am given a packet of information, it is never double sided. The worst part of it is, most of the information is destined for the trash (or paper recycling, if you have it). How much paper would be saved if this stuff was simply p...
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:43:02 PDT
How to build a computer or PC nukem384 Watch and learn how to put together your own PC in no time! Song: Deliberate Thought by
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:33:20 PDT
How to make a CDROM Power Adapter MrJentis This is my version of a quick and simple adapter that allows you to use your laptop charger/ power supply to power your computer CDROM. It's a lot smaller and less cumbersome than say a full sized computer PSU. For more info, you can visit my webpage here. I used my Case/Safe to build this project...
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:41:37 PDT
How to Build an 8-Bit Computer
How to Build an 8-Bit Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> spel3o Building an 8-bit TTL computer sounds like a daunting and complicated task, or at least it did to me when I started out on my journey to understand the architecture of a basic CPU. When it comes down to it, a CPU is fairly simple in operation once you learn the fundamentals behind all of its process...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 23:17:17 PDT
Mouse Scroll Wheel Hack - to make it rotate faster. ab727 Scroll wheel hack to make the scroll wheel rotate faster and without making that clicking sound. It is a very simple process. Just open the body of the mouse. Although I hope that you watch the full video but the whole process is quite easy so here are the steps if you want to dabble into it...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:19:23 PDT
DIY PC Component Selection
DIY PC Component Selection - More DIY How To Projects]]> msuzuki777 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padd...
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Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:37:17 PDT
How to Build a "Cheap" Gaming Computer
How to Build a "Cheap" Gaming Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> ericlund4 Have you ever been interested in getting involved in PC gaming, but been hesitant to drop $2000+ on a top of the line gaming rig? PC gaming truly is a magical world with far more customization, better performance, and cheaper games when compared to typical home consoles. However, buying a brand new ...
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:11:28 PDT
How to Remotely Shutdown/ Restart/ Logoff any Computer (Prank)
How to Remotely Shutdown/ Restart/ Logoff any Computer (Prank) - More DIY How To Projects]]> GameNox I DO NOT recommend doing this at school. First off, you can get yourself in to big crap if you do. Second, Administrators block cmd.exe so you can't do stuff like this.(Easy to pass though. They already have a bunch of Instructables on how.) Also, I dont know if this is considered hacking or not, s...
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Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:13:20 PST
Laptop Cooler hemalchevli This my first instructable, I got the idea to make this after I already made the laptop cooler, so I don't have any pictures of build in progress, this pretty simple, all you need is: 3 foot long 1/2" diameter PVC pipe, 4 90 degree elbow 2 cups/caps that will close the end of the pipe Measuring tape...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:51:53 PST
Modify a Stock Wifi Antenna
Modify a Stock Wifi Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> timbit1985 This instructable will guide you through the process of hacking a stock 2-3db Linksys 2.54 gHz antenna into a 7db omni. Antenna specs were taken from: That website is a great resource for a variety of antenna and wireless projects. I highly recommend it ...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 21:08:28 PDT
7$ PVC laptop stand for 13" macbook
7$ PVC laptop stand for 13" macbook - More DIY How To Projects]]> toms.ezerietis No cutting, no gluing, no drilling, just plug & play! Easy as hell, only for 7 bucks!!! Fits perfectly to my 13" macbook. more instructables in my blog: Plug pipes together There is nothing complicated, just follow to the stop motion video and I think you ge...
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Sun, 15 May 2011 03:23:56 PDT
Part Selection Guide for Building a New Computer
Part Selection Guide for Building a New Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> killersquirel11 Building a computer is a great way to save some money, or get a better computer for the price.  It allows you to make the computer exactly the way you want it, whether it needs to fit into a certain size, or perform specific tasks.  In this instructable I hope to guide you through the selection proc...
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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 22:25:32 PDT
DIY PC Fan Controller
DIY PC Fan Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> g199 This instructable should help you build a simple 3 speed fan controller for any 12v dc computer fan. I couldn't find a decent tutorial on fan controllers so i've made this simple one. This is my first Instructable so I hope it's alright :) Please comment I can't be held responsible if you break stu...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:18:25 PST
Diy bartop arcade machine cabinet newtonn2 Here is my last arcade machine. you can see a video here.
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Sat, 5 Mar 2011 13:06:33 PST
$8 Wooden box computer case mod!!
$8 Wooden box computer case mod!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> chubyatyahoo I built a mainstream gaming computer and fit it all in a box I bought for $8 at the art store and you can do it too!  Gather your components The parts of my computer include:  Mother Board: I chose a mini Itx form factor because of it size. Zotac g45itx-b-e A CPU: Core 2 duo E7500 2.93GHz Ram: dd...
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Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:46:56 PST
Unclog HP cartridges in 2 minutes gm79jf Easy procedure with cheap materials that you can find at your home. Composition of "VEJA" product: * Alquil Benzeno Sulfonato de Sódio * Álcool Etoxilado * Water ENGLISH SUBTITLES SHOULD BE ON, but if off: click on the triangle on righ-down corner and activate the subs.
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Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:38:57 PST
How to build a Computer. A rundown on computer parts.
How to build a Computer. A rundown on computer parts. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Captin69 In this instructable I am going to attempt to show you how to build your own computer. I built this computer for about 700 with monitor. But you can build a computer for as little as 200-300 if you do it right. The lights, lighted fans and wire sleeves are not necessary but i think they look good.  ...
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Mon, 1 Nov 2010 20:04:32 PDT
Wifi Receiver Extender (W.R.E.)
Wifi Receiver Extender (W.R.E.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ASCAS I will show you how to make a simple wifi receiver extender made from household items. I had problems getting a good wifi signal in our house so I thought of this. It help me it might help you! Meterials Needed Materials: - Wifi Receiver - USB  Extender - Steamer Plate - Laptop - Tripod Make ...

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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 20:20:19 PDT
Mini Server Rack Cisco
Mini Server Rack Cisco - More DIY How To Projects]]> pcapelo Hi again Gang, This time I'm here to show how to build a mini server rack, in my case, to the cisco lab I'm building it. I start searching the Internet for some rack and I end up either finding bulky racks or tiny, fragile ones. You can check it out on eBay (i Believe its the best place to star ...
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Sat, 1 May 2010 16:16:30 PDT
How To Replace a LCD Backlight
How To Replace a LCD Backlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ryan Merrick Here are some simple instructions on how to replace a burnt out LCD backlight with a new working one to bring your LCD back to life.  Inevitably, every LCD eventually goes dark, but the process to bring it back to working order is not very hard.  As long as you are careful, it can be done successful...
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:38:47 PDT
DIY Computer Case Badge!
DIY Computer Case Badge! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kydoes If you've ever bought or built a computer you've probably seen the neat little stickers/badges that are on the front or that come with certain parts. They are a nice little accessory that some like to have to show off what's inside their computer or anything else they might like. I recently built a ...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:24:52 PDT
Custom Engraving Tutorial - Part 1 (skill easy) bt-custompc I thought its maybe a good idea to show of some of the techniques you could use to engrave a custom computer case / window. In the First video i show you one of the easiest ways to achieve good results without practising in nearly no time.... This method is ideal for beginners which not have much ...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2009 13:18:59 PDT
Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed
Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed - More DIY How To Projects]]> lukethebook333 VERSION 2.0! I have run the entire guide through Microsoft Word's spell checker, and went through the whole Instructable checking for errors. It should be a lot easier to read and sift through the information. You may notice some new steps as well ;) Enjoy! In this Instructable I will show you a fe...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:07:15 PDT
Add a play/skip button to your standalone CD-ROM Drive
Add a play/skip button to your standalone CD-ROM Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> kellster_deluxe If you want to make a CD player from an old CD-ROM drive (view here) but the drive you have doesn't have a PLAY/SKIP button on the front.....Dont dispair, you can add one to most Cd drives, read on Tools n Stuff TOOLS:Soldering iron + solderPH ScrewdriverWire cuttersBITS:CD-Rom Drive (CD Burner w...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2008 23:10:05 PDT
DIY: Mouse window
DIY: Mouse window - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ainshtain DIY : Mouse window This is a small instructable in witch I will show you how to brand your mouse with a logo, name or any design that you want. i like Metallica ...and thats their logo Tools and "wepons" 1 - Dremel 2 - cuting disc 3 - dremel bits 4 - sand paper roll(for the dremel too) a - a m...
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Sat, 28 Jul 2007 09:47:17 PDT
Turn Your Old CRT Computer Monitor Into A Fish Tank ! ! !
Turn Your Old CRT Computer Monitor Into A Fish Tank ! ! ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mcanderson76 Talk about a great screen saver! I've been wanting to do this build for a while now. Just about every time I see and old CRT computer monitor by the side of the road on trash day I think to myself ...that would sure make a cool looking fish tank. So here is my first attempt at turning and old comput...
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Sun, 1 Jul 2007 23:05:18 PDT