the roomba virtual walls are what, in theory, will keep in the roomba away from places it shouldn’t go, like the fireplace. while roombas usually come with 2 units, wouldn’t it be better (and cheaper) to make your own? and maybe embed them in the wall?
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using a standard ata/ide hard drive (up to 120 gb) and a tools like hdloader and hdadvance you can copy all your playstation games to the drive, which makes them load faster and will cut down on wear-n-tear on the discs. just make sure you’re just doing this with the games you own.
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this is really neat, a fellow starting playing around with his scanner and actually made it in to a digital camera. now you might be thinking, why? this was done back in 2000 when 2mp cameras were thousands of dollars, all for under $100, i’m going to pick upa cheap $49 scanner and see what’s possible now
i’m using vonage, the voice over ip service, and it turns out you can get a special type of add-on called a “softphone account” which allows you to use software on a mac, pc, linux computer to make and receive phone calls as well. turns out you can use just about any wi-fi enable pocket pc as phone too.
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i was playing with the new version of mac os x (tiger) but didn’t want to install it to my local hard drive, so i had a pc formatted ipod i was about to zap any way, so i formatted it and installed tiger on the ipod. while it’s not a good idea to use an ipod a mac hard drive, it’s good for testing and emergencies if needed
i had all these automobile power accessories, but once i stopped driving, or needing to as much i wanted to find a better use for these. so after looking around at all the home ac/dc convertors, i figured it would just be best to add a cigarette lighter to my pc. who knows, maybe i’ll take up smoking now.
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the linksys network storage unit is a neat little device that allows you to add just about any type of usb storage device to your network as network storage for all your computers to access. i picked up one of these and then when i started to tinker and google around i found out there’s a whole lot more hiding inside there