Stayed home sick from work yesterday, and found some time to make a repair that has been waiting for years. One of my old Pepper Pad 2's has had a busted power jack for a long time, and I finally got around to almost-completely disassembling it in order to repair. Poor thing never stood a chance, being merely surface-mounted onto the board with no strain relief! Two of the four pads it was soldered onto came right off.
I am still around... Current hackery is based largely on things I got for Xmas, such as:
I don't like installing baseboards, because:
Holy hairballs, it's a blog post?! Anyways. I have been beating up this totall boned Vista laptop owned by an acquaintance. It needs to be reinstalled because the OS is quite hosed -
Direct Energy's new terms and conditions leave me totally stunned. For example:
Years ago, I was at the mercy of the absolutely atrocious service of Loomis Courier when I had to ship something to and from Apple Canada. They had wronged me enough times that for many years after, I would shake my fist at any of their delivery vans, just because I could. Alas, Loomis is now DHL Canada and they seem to have cleaned up their act.
Well, we're moving physically in about a month, and I've been putting off this virtual move for more than that, so it was high time to finally make it happen.
I don't really blog or use this site much any more, yet it continues to exist...
If you're looking for stuff from my old site, you can find it over at [http://old.chuma.org/](http://old.chuma.org).