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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 01:51AM Reply Quote
Well, why not? this is a community, after all.

Madaracs – February 05, 2008 10:53AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I just got my dad's old ibook from my mom. It's deeeeeed.

Apparently, it got real hot and *poof*. I'm sure many of the components are usable and I bet the hard drive is fine. Is there anything I can do with this thing?

iBook G4 A1055

Where the heck do they put the serial number on these?

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stan adams – February 05, 2008 11:06AM Reply Quote

Madaracs – February 05, 2008 11:20AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
That seems a bit more work than I'd like to spend on it.

Especially since it doesn't power up anymore at all. Maybe I should try and scavenge one with a broken monitor or something to get a new mobo.

stan adams – February 05, 2008 11:54AM Reply Quote
"Frankenputer" projects are great in theory, but I end up with heaps of non-working parts.

Have all the solder jockeys and fans of real computer club swap nights died off?
I wish there was a more efficient way to swap crap you don't need with others -- I have a closest full of old cell phones, power adapters, monitors that I've tried to give away on craigslist but I rarely get any interest. On the rare occasion I've tried to sell this stuff on ebay I don't really make enough cash to make up for the trips to the P.O. on Saturday -- sure I could go to the third party UPS place after work but then shipping would be crazy expensive...

rino – February 05, 2008 11:55AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
May be very hard to find considering that model had all the mobo problems. I've got one at home that turns on to gray screen, apparently it's a mobo problem Apple did a special repair on for a time. Naturally this one wasn't sent in for the repair and the problem showed up later.

I have two pismos, a white G4 iBook, old orange iBook, and a relatively new HP at home ... none of which work. But my old 190cs works great!

bahamut – February 05, 2008 12:41PM Reply Quote
I got my ipod fixing kit at Microcenter. I am really shocked that I never visited that place before this year. It's like a goddamn candy store. I figured it would be sort of like a cross between radio shack and compusa. Far from it, it's kind of like a Fry's, but much more well-organized and full of great crap that you could hunt forever for. I bought a set of hard drive mounting screws yesterday. That kind of thing is cool. It also has a ton of books, das keyboard, a plethora of disks at take-home prices, eepcs to play with, I mean anything. The staff seems less frenzied and way more knowledgeable than Fry's too.

Cloudscout – February 05, 2008 01:28PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. They're so much better than CompUSA ever was... especially when it comes to pricing.

tomierna (Admin) – February 05, 2008 01:45PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
CompUSA's going-out-of-business prices are still above retail in this area.

stan adams – February 05, 2008 02:58PM Reply Quote
There are laws in most places that "bankruptcy sales" must reflect a measurable percentage discount from the regular selling price. Of course CompSpewey would not be in bankruptcy if'n its regular prices were more in line with what normal street prices were...

bahamut – February 05, 2008 06:00PM Reply Quote
If you got a microcenter near you, you gotta try it. I am really amazed at how good it is. I don't regret there not being Fry's around here at all. Fuck them and their attitude. I'll take the Paramus Microcenter anyday. Sweet jesus, they have bags of IDE jumpers in multiple sizes!

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ghidorah – February 05, 2008 07:43PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
nuts and bolts, nuts and bolts, I don't want to get screwed

So, my friends are all encouraging me to set up a website for my fledgling jewelry business--problem is I have no idea how these pneumatic tubes and NMR delivery system some call web-hosting works.

I want to deal with the transaction stuff as little as possible--its too full of potential nightmares--so I'm leaning towards a merchant account through Paypal. I also have a brother-in-law who set up websites as a business in high-school and did a pretty good job from what I hear so I'm thinking of handing the job of building the site off to him. Am I insane? What should I be looking for/beware of when setting up a commercial website?

bahamut – February 05, 2008 07:45PM Reply Quote
Drupal isn't all that hard—especially now that there are a few books out—and the e-commerce module... Jesus that thing is easy. I set it up for a non-profit I'm on the board of. You can configure it to order through paypal. It keeps tabs on inventory, tax, and all that crap.

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El Jeffe – February 05, 2008 07:55PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
don't forget google for book previews, too.


What a journey.

ghidorah – February 05, 2008 07:55PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
wow--never heard of it before--looking it up now

Simon – February 05, 2008 08:25PM Reply Quote
I would check ebay for iBook parts. You can often find any part you need on there.

rino – February 06, 2008 10:21PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I've worked with Drupal ... if you want some static pages it's queer but yeah, it works. I have a real love/hate thing with Drupal. Plumbing is nightmarish IMO. I see plenty of ppl do amazing things though and have used it myself for a community site because the member/user aspect is so strong. Easy to setup the journal for the site as well... but a few other things are hanky.

ZenCart is my kit of late... the bookstore and the museum shop both are running it and it's nice but then I bend stuff like this for a living.

You should look for someone who will deliver a tool, an easy tool, for updating your site. Don't let them make you think they have to be on the maintenance tit... they should be able to deliver a reasonable tool (ZenCart or otherwise) that will handle image uploading/resizing, sales, and management of existing and future product.

Also, (SEO) search engine optimization/marketing people are crap. If your pages are well structured HTML (as in it's got an h1 header equaling the name of your site, an h2 for the section, h3 for the content header, etc, etc...) and you get a few links inbound you are good to go as a start. SEO ppl might come in handy on your next round. Just search for my name.

Bruce Robertson – February 06, 2008 10:53PM Reply Quote
Client with about 24 computers is now experiencing frequent disconnects from the network. Not my area of expertise but does anybody know of tools for checking network mapping? There is somebody else with network expertise doing the in depth troubleshooting.

tliet – February 07, 2008 02:50AM Reply Quote
Are all the clients disconnected randomly, or is just one server disconnected leaving all the clients without service?

bahamut – February 07, 2008 08:51AM Reply Quote
agreed that drupal can be fucking insane sometime. but on the whole it works and ecommerce is a good free solution. i've got some lunatics running it and they don't complain.

ddt – February 07, 2008 11:55AM Reply Quote
funny, i know someone who was asking me about setting up a web site to list and promote/sell her custom perfumes. it'd need to be dead simple and idiot-proof (me being the idiot), and easy for her to add/delete/update images and text. if she weren't hoping to sell through, i'd recommend blogspot, to give a sense of scope on this project.

so is this the sort of thing drupal would be good for? i should add we don't have our own server, domain, etc. (though could get a domain).


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