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Convert a PC Drive Bay to a Docking Station 63

Posted by michael
from the ask-why-not dept.
Anonymous Coward writes "The Screen Savers are featuring a case mod worth looking at. This article describes how to create a docking station for your PDA out of a PC drive bay. The instructions are little hard to follow but looks feasible and the finished product is pretty slick."
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Convert a PC Drive Bay to a Docking Station

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  • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Sunday August 04, 2002 @06:46AM (#4007397) Journal

    1. The conversion of mouse to paperweight.

    2. The conversion of old computer to doorstop.

    3. The conversion of mousepad to non-skid, multipurpose pad on top of dashboard.

    Anymore suggestions ?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 04, 2002 @07:14AM (#4007419)
    i believe you are thinking of
  • by ascii (70907) < minus bsd> on Sunday August 04, 2002 @08:51AM (#4007536) Homepage
    "An external docking cradle for your PDA is good for portability, but it's a waste of valuable desk space. "

    If a PDA dock roughly the size of a 3.5" disk counts as valuable deskspace that you'd go through the troubles of building the Quasimodo of all mods wouldn't a more obvious solution to the problem be to have gotten a bigger desk in the first place? Ofcourse you may have a hard time finding a desk at $30 but none the less - my Visor dock tugs neatly away underneath my monitor stand.

    Pardon me, but this sounds more like a geeky excuse to get to mod things than the solution to any problem you may think of. Which ofcourse is fair enough; modding can be a fun activity.

    The next thing: modding filecabinets to fit employee's (horisontally) because employee's are simply a waste of good valuable space.

    Sorry for being lame.
  • by sharkey (16670) on Sunday August 04, 2002 @12:17PM (#4008132)
    2. The conversion of old computer to doorstop

    This one's easy:

    1. Set BIOS to boot from CD.
    2. Open CD-ROM.
    3. Insert Windows XP CD.
    4. Boot PC and follow on-screen instructions.
  • Great idea! (Score:3, Funny)

    by Jethro (14165) on Sunday August 04, 2002 @01:35PM (#4008432) Homepage
    I've been waiting for my Palm IIIc to die for AGES so I could upgrade to a Clie, but the damn thing's rock solid, even though I overclocked it to 40MHz! I figure if I overclock it, stick it in a really hot PC case right between two 7200RPM drives (docked so it doesn't turn off) and then do a find / -print, that might do it!

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?