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ooby
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Icon 1 posted June 11, 2004 10:19      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have a PII 300MHz, 64MB, 20GB HDD, with 2MB Video RAM and some broken keys. I think the battery is toast, too. The laptop has done me well, and like many a geek, it's hard to part with a toy. What might I be able to do with it?

One idea I had was to turn it into a kitchen kiosk using an online cookbook and mount it to something.

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Allan
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Too lazy to search, but someone on here made a digital picture frame which was really sweet.
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Jace Raven

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Tut.
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ooby
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Icon 1 posted June 11, 2004 11:39      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
do you mean this picture frame?

It looks like a neat idea. I have taken apart my lappy before to repair the cdrom, I can do it again. I may or may not use the wifi. I could detatch the LCD part and flip it round to the back. Then I could use a wireless mouse and, if necessary, a wireless keyboard. Then I could create a presentation in OOo Impress and loop it.

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Allan
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Icon 1 posted June 11, 2004 12:40      Profile for Allan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ooby:
do you mean this picture frame?

Yep, that's the one. Pleased you think it's a good idea!
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Tut-an-Geek

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Or you could make a Linux Car Audio Player [Smile]
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Icon 1 posted June 12, 2004 14:47      Profile for fishd     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As long as CD works and you have USB slot you don't need a hard drive...

Use this for some nefarious fun!

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ooby
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Icon 1 posted June 13, 2004 09:36      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
For some reason, mp3s really cruch the laptop in linux, i have to use mpg123 at the prompt for it to sound ok.

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Using Windows?

How about using the laptop as a 2nd display?
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quote:
Originally posted by mcgyver2000:
Using Windows?

How about using the laptop as a 2nd display?
Maxivista

You could really do that under any /oS. It's just an implementation of VNC
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fishd
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quote:
Originally posted by mcgyver2000:
Using Windows?

How about using the laptop as a 2nd display?
Maxivista

WOW! [Eek!]

I've never seen that before, that's so cool!

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