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polyp2000 writes "It's always interesting to read about case-mods, but this company has a novel twist, for nature loving geeks. Maybe even the perfect accessory for a wooden case mod. Swedx do a nice line in wooden monitors, keyboards, and some sweet looking wooden mice in a selection of different woods."
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  • Finally! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:07AM (#8642035)
    Computers for the Ahmish.
  • Finally (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:08AM (#8642040)
    After years of your computer giving you wood, you can finally give back.
  • by Phidoux (705500) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:08AM (#8642043) Homepage
    Now my pc will burn with the rest off my house! Aggggg!
  • to go with my woodie station wagon!
  • Still... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by detritus` (32392) * <awitzke AT wesayso DOT org> on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:09AM (#8642049) Homepage Journal
    Definitely not the case and/or setup for those overclockers out there :) especially with heat output getting real close to 100W...
    • Re:Still... (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Watts is not a measurement of heat, even if your drawing 100W of power, that doesn't guarantee that it'll be hot
    • oh please (Score:4, Informative)

      by ArchieBunker (132337) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:24AM (#8642164) Homepage
      Your computer would never get hot enough to catch wood on fire. You would be able to cook an egg on the metal case long before wood smolders. Even a capacitor popping in the power supply is no big deal. My only conern is RFI, but maybe they put a layer of conductive paint on the inside.

      • Re:oh please (Score:3, Informative)

        by timeOday (582209)
        I presumed he was referring to the insulating properties of wood.
        • Re:oh please (Score:4, Informative)

          by jpmkm (160526) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @02:07AM (#8642393) Homepage
          Oh yes, and this is a definate problem since most of the heat is transferred through the case material. Heat loss due to conduction through the case material is nearly insignificant compared to the heat loss due to air circulation by fans. That's why we have fans in computers - to draw in cool air and force hot air out.
      • Re:oh please (Score:5, Interesting)

        by zakezuke (229119) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @06:46AM (#8643316)
        Agreed... old fisher tube based amplifiers / radio receivers often had wooden cases. My current receiver is circa late 70s, it's PS is rated for well into the 300watt spectrum... it doesn't catch fire. Both are passively cooled with linier power supplies if i'm not mistaken. Your PC with it's switching power supply shouldn't be much of a problem. It has a fuse, your house has a breaker. Not a problem.

        I'll submit that wood is more of an insolater then steel or aluminium... and is less likely to be good at passive cooling... lets say in the event that your fan fails.
    • Re:Still... (Score:5, Interesting)

      by sjlumme (719239) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:36AM (#8642243) Homepage
      Over here, we had the "silverware computer" running a webserver for a while. It was a standard AMD box assembled out of mostly dumpster-dived components, except instead of giving it a proper case, they stuck it in a wooden kitchen drawer. It served webpages just fine as long as nobody closed the drawer all the way, which would cause the AMD to overheat.
      • Re:Still... (Score:3, Interesting)

        by silentbozo (542534)
        Heh, I've actually thought about sticking a computer under a kitchen/bathroom sink, and connecting a heatpipe from the processor to the cold-water line. There's plenty of unused room under there, and noise isn't an issue since it's not living space. I should have thought ahead and embedded telephone/network/cable/and power in the cabinets when they were installed. As it is, to do this means fishing more wire into the wall :P

        It's a good idea to put the components in a metal enclosure - it's a nasty thing
    • Re:Still... (Score:5, Insightful)

      by LarsWestergren (9033) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @03:30AM (#8642668) Homepage Journal
      Definitely not the case and/or setup for those overclockers out there :) especially with heat output getting real close to 100W...

      That does not really matter. As others have pointed out, the heat disappation of your metal case is close to zero compared to how much is dissappated by the air circulated by your case fans, so switching to wood won't make any difference.

      There are lots of predicatble jokes here about it catching fire, but most traditional Finnish saunas [finland.fi] are made from wood. You can actually have wood panelling right next to metal that is so hot it's glowing red without the wood smoldering. Though just like with saunas, it would probably be best not to use wood that is impregnated or treated with anything for the cases, as that might give off not very healthy gasses if warmed up.

      With regards to being heavy - it might be a bit bulky, but I think I read wood is actually one of the strongest materials compared to its weight in the world. Hey, here is an idea, how about spider silk cases?

      Finally, the environmental question: wood is about as renewable resource as there is, and we have lots of it in Sweden. As long as the wood doesn't come from protected forests ("ur-skog") or rainforests, you can't really get more environmentally friendly.

  • I suppose that halt+catch fire will take on a whole new meaning!
    • by Anonymous Coward
      All jokes aside, it would work, it might even work well, up to a certian speed...

      then it would probably explode, sending toothpick like shrapnel in all directions..

      Heck, the spokes on Model A's and T's were wooden.
  • For some reason, the song "Burning Down the House" comes to mind.
  • So? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by tonyr60 (32153) * on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:09AM (#8642054)
    So what else is new? Here is my first bought PC... http://www.computercloset.org/OSI-C4PMF.htm

    And that brown stuff on the sides is real wood.
  • by pararox (706523) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:10AM (#8642058)
    As if most Slashdot readers truly need more wood when sitting before a computer ;)
    • Gods...I hate to post this in reply about wood, but....

      Did anyone else see the URL for that site and immediately try to figure out if it was something akin to goatse.cx?

      See... ./ does rot the brain...

  • Interesting (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Felinoid (16872)
    Not nessisarly practical but intresting.
    I can see walking into a log caben and finding a computer in a woden case, woden monitor and woden mouse and keyboard.

    Might also work for a CEO who wants the building done in wood motif.
  • by dj245 (732906)
    I for one bow to our new gods of super high conductivity and heat-dissipating.... Wood?!?!?

    WTF why has my Prescott case gone up in a fireball and electromagnetic interference fried all my electronics?

  • Yawn. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Chess_the_cat (653159)
    The Mac prototype was made of wood and so was the first mouse. Nothing new here.
    • Re:Yawn. (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      That's an Apple ][, not a Mac, brainiac
  • by Whitecloud (649593) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:12AM (#8642078) Homepage

    wooden cases huh? wouldnt want an Athlon in there, the heat might cause an office fire. Whats next, tablets made out of stone?

    I can see it now, the boss walks in with his shiny (heavy) new tablet, suddenly those power point presentations are elevated to commandment level. Plus if someone disagrees, it doubles as a pacifier.

    • Although it would definately be a real bugger to cart around, a stone PC might actually be rather cool. I'm not sure how you would joint it though... maybe stone surrounding a stronger but thin metal frame? Marble would be particularly cool in creating a PC.

      How about plaster? Could you chisel out an artistic PC? Clay.... doesn't it retain shape rather nicely after heating (might be a bit fragile though).

      If we moved away from the metal frames, we could perhaps make some rather wicked PC mods. After all,
  • by pair-a-noyd (594371) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:14AM (#8642098)
    cut down a tree in honor of it?

    Hmmmmm..... Anyone else see somehting wrong with this picture??
    • I was about to post the same thing. Wouldn't nature lovers rather have the trees out in nature instead of dead on their computers? It is similar to those moronic christians who cut down evergreen trees because they symbolize eternal life. Do they realize what they are doing? I have never understood that concept.
      • Especially since the original pagan tree decorating ceremonies were done outside, to the living, eternal green trees growing in the forest. Even those ancient people knew it would die if you cut it down.
      • by timeOday (582209) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:37AM (#8642246)
        Do you worry about breakfast cereal depleting our precious natural corn resources?

        The key of having enough of a renewable resource is getting people to value it in the first place. With the $15 I pay to cut down a Christmas tree, the forest service plants several more. (And that is in fact exactly what they do with the money).

        • Well I may have been a bit unclear. I wasn't talking about christmas trees in relation to the environment, I was talking about them in relation to what they symbolize. Evergreen trees symbolize eternal life(since they keep their leaves all year), yet people kill them. They kill a tree that symbolizes eternal life just so they can put it in their living room. It isn't eternal now! It completely nullifies the symbol. Now, instead of having an eternal tree, you have a tree you have to throw away in a few
        • by Dark Bard (627623) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @02:48AM (#8642550)
          When's the last time you flew over Washington state? It looks like a big checkerboard. They're sneaky and leave a strip along the road to fool you into thinking there are trees. It's a myth that the trees are replanted. Until recently the lumber companies argued that clear cutting was good for a forest. Kind of like extinction is good for a species. Some trees are planted because they are forced to but most of the forest are lost and we'll never see them come back in our lifetimes. Most lumber companies operate as strip miners and will keep cutting trees until there aren't any. They'll simply move onto the next resource when they run out. It doesn't make sense but blind greed rarely does.
          • A myth? Wow, that must come as a surprise to the millions of trees that are planted yearly by lumber companies.

            The lumber companies know that more land isn't being created, and if they cut down all the trees, well, um, they're going out of business. Most lumber companies aren't stupid enough to do that to themselves.

            Perhaps what you are seeing are the farms. Fly over any farmland, and you'll see exactly what you're talking about.

          • I don't know much about washington state, but I do know that in MN where most of the logging is Aspen (for paper, a fast growing tree), the best way to harvest them is clear cutting a small area, and letting nature take over and re-seed. There is a lot of wildlife in MN that prefers this system. Some like the forest just after the cutting, while others like it just before, but if they would leave it, the forest would change again.

            Note that I'm talking about one particular type of forest, and this practi

    • by Brandybuck (704397) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:30AM (#8642204) Homepage Journal
      Cut down a tree (renewable resource) versus mining bauxite (nonrenewable resource). The answer is trivial when you think about it. While it's a bad thing to cut down entire rainforests of hardwood just to make mice, it's even worse to mine entire mountains level just so you get a 1337 aluminum case.
      • Not me. I use OLD stuff over again.
        I refurbish and recycle.
        And when I say recycle, I don't mean into raw materials, I mean refurbish and put back into service....

        http://www.systemrecycler.com/ [systemrecycler.com]
      • I'm not sure what wood options you get with these, but some woods aren't much more renewable than mining.

        Attempts at replanting logged / burnt tropical rainforests haven't been all that successful, because the ecosystems tend to be so funky and tightly woven.

        At least metal is scrappable, although it's been @$%!#%$ hard to find a scrapyard that will take the random chunks of various metals I have lying around since I can't produce anything in any real quantity.

        No, no, at the rate at which people use up an
        • by Brandybuck (704397) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @02:19AM (#8642442) Homepage Journal
          Pine, oak, ash, beech, maple, etc., are all "farmed" woods suitable for mice that don't require any rainforests to be stripped. Even apple and cherry wood from old orchards is suitable for small items like these, and would be very cool.

          If you want some exotic rainforest hardwoods instead, there's no need to "strip log" them. Selective cutting preserves the ecostructure quite nicely. Clearcutting is a sign of bad government management of resources. It's easy enough to brand "eco-friendly" lumber to make sure you aren't buying mouse made from clearcut timber.
      • by zakezuke (229119) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @02:31AM (#8642479)
        The answer is trivial when you think about it. While it's a bad thing to cut down entire rainforests of hardwood just to make mice, it's even worse to mine entire mountains level just so you get a 1337 aluminum case.

        Empty soda can.... about 17 g
        Ennyah ATX case... 5 kg

        Knowing your case can be recycled into about 294 cans of jolt cola... priceless
      • Have it both ways with Hemp Plastics [google.com]. Hemp can grow so rampantly it has to be gotten [douglas.ne.us] rid [ctimes.com] of [ottawakansas.net] with other wild weeds, such as thistle. How much more renewable do you want?
  • by Stevyn (691306)
    The problem with wood case mods and I'm sure monitors is proper heat dissapation. The wood must be thicker than plastics and certainly metal and would hold a lot more heat compared to these other materials. This constant heat expansion and contraction would probably lead to cracking over the years, as regular furniture.
    • But wood is also a lot better in sound dampening then metal or plastic. So you can make up the heat problem with more fans. As well it depends on the design of the case. Such as the design of the G5 the fact that the case is metal has more to do with the style that apple wanted then heat control. The heat control is basically the fact the g5 looks like a cheese grater. and there is a solid air flow.
  • by blair1q (305137) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:15AM (#8642106) Journal
    Didn't Jack Gallo [nbc.com], publisher of Blush Magazine, have a wood-cased LCD flatpanel monitor on his desk?

    Why yes, he did.

    In like 1998.

    And there's always competition. [woodbin.com]
  • by Anonymous Coward
    It looks like you are trying to remove a splinter. Would you like me to help?
  • by rasafras (637995) <tamas&pha,jhu,edu> on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:20AM (#8642136) Homepage
    Sure, they may like accessories from cut-down trees.
    Me, I'm still waiting for my authentic ivory mouse and tiger fur coated keyboard.


    yes, that was a joke
  • I'm nature-loving. That's why I would never support a company that cuts down trees or buys wood to make PC accesories...
    • So what renewable resources are your PC accessories made of? Plastic and aluminum?
    • by fbjon (692006) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:49AM (#8642311) Homepage Journal
      Building something, anything, out of wood is a very natural way of doing it. There are a number of species on this planet that cut down trees to build structures, humans are not the only ones.

      Wood feels nice, sounds nice, and looks nice. It is renewable. And you're forgetting WHERE this tree is cut down, is it in an ancient forest with 300-year old trees, or in a homegrown backyard lot?

      "I'm nature-loving."

      Then why not do it the natural way?
  • I think... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Elpacoloco (69306) <elpacolocoNO@SPAMdslextreme.com> on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:22AM (#8642149) Journal
    Wood is maybe not the best idea. I'd like my computer to be silent, dissipate it's heat properly, and otherwise be transparent.

    I just can't see wood fulfilling any of these requirements.
    • Re:I think... (Score:3, Insightful)

      by dabadab (126782)
      Well, wood will not resonate as badly as thin metal plates do and probably it very effectively dampens any noise, so yes, it is probably silent.
      Nice, big, low RPM fans can take care of the heat.
      And transparency... well, that's silly :)
    • Re:I think... (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Moraelin (679338) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @07:21AM (#8643418) Journal
      Well, here's what I don't understand. (And please don't take it as a flame or anything.) Why would anyone want an ugly transparent contraption?

      The innards of my computer are a twisty maze of cables, all alike. Between the hard drives, two CD drives, Audigy 2 Platinum front tray, case fans, etc, it's one big mess of cables.

      Not that it would be any better without the cables. It's a colour cacophony of red PCBs, blue PCBs, traditionalist green PCBs, aluminum heatsink on the CPU, copper heatsink on the graphics card, and whatever else.

      Now if I were to also add some lit fans or neon lights, as seems to be the custom, then it would only get an even uglier colour cacophony.

      What's that supposed to look like? A cheap circus tent? A bad acid trip? A sad clown on a really bad makup day? A terror attack on a paint warehouse?

      And the real question: why on Earth would I want to look at that every day? Also: why would I want the others to see that?

      Now I can see haow that would have a novelty factor in the beginning, and can appreciate at least the work of those who personally modded their own case. (Even if to a butt-ugly result.) But... you know... it's been some years already. The novelty ought to have worn off, and you can already buy that kind of cases mass-produced.
      • Re:I think... (Score:3, Insightful)

        by rpillala (583965)

        I think the grandparent post meant the computer itself should be transparent as in not drawing attention to itself. Not a physically transparent case for the computer. Maybe a better word would have been "unobtrusive."

        Correct me if I'm wrong though, grandparent.

        Ravi
      • by sootman (158191)
        >Well, here's what I don't understand... Why would anyone want an ugly transparent contraption?

        You see, there's this thing called "taste." It's hard to explain but it's different for different people. In short, some people think techy color innards are cool. You're not one of them? Fine. You think your taste is good and everyone else's is crap? That might make you an elitist snob, but hey, everyone's entitled to their opinion.
  • by Mr2cents (323101) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:23AM (#8642158)
    .. for debian woody fans!

    But thanks, I'll just stick to the cheap mass-produced hardware (except the monitor, that's the only computer part worth spending money on imo). Maybe I'm just a functional type..
  • by Zakabog (603757)
    Finally, I can have an entire inflammable expensive computer that warps, rots, gets infested by termites, cracks, splinters, weighs a lot and breaks easily. And destroys trees.

    Just what I always wanted :-D. I'm pretty sure there's a reason we use cheap plastics and metals for building computers. And I have so many cases that I just found outside, what happens when someone upgrades the wood computer and throws the old one outside. No one would want a wooden case that's just been sitting outside for a
  • It seems as though their server has been reduced to a pile of smoldering embers.

    (BTW, how is a mouse made from a dead tree supposed to be nature-friendly?)
    • (BTW, how is a mouse made from plastic and rubber, made from drilled oil and other substances, and shipped across the Pacific Ocean in diesel burning vessels supposed to be nature-friendly?
  • by aarku (151823) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:26AM (#8642183) Journal
    You'd think a company would make sure they have the bandwidth ready before they advertised err submitted the story.

    Wouldn't sweat wreak havok on a wooden mouse, anyways? My lowly plastic one gets stained and dirty enough.
  • finally some accessories for my oak c cube [slashdot.org] for work, and wooden case [best-in-town.com] at home!
    seriously though, look at the the review [voidedwarranty.com] of a couple of wood cases, some of the pre-made ones are pretty slick!
  • by agent dero (680753) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:29AM (#8642200) Homepage
    Why is it that every case mod article we have, that will get slashdotted (they always do), causes at least 10-20 "I hope their webserver isn't $CASEMOD"??

    I mean, we're all smart enough to know that they're actual webserver is probably some black 1U server somewhere

    I don't mean to start a holy war here.....aw, that's another post :-p
  • ...send me your old beige cases. As a tech-loving geek, I want to build a house with them. Sweet looking, in a selection of different brands.
  • by spun (1352) <loverevolutionary@@@yahoo...com> on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:31AM (#8642211) Journal
    For the longest time, the beige box was the height of fashion in the computer world. Everything was the same shade of beige, too. Printers, monitors, cases, keyboards, mice, EVERYTHING. And everything was boxy, too. Rounding the corners on your box was considered daring. Then some bright boy came up with the idea of white boxes. Then the natural corollary, the black box. Then Apple came out with the iMac and suddenly we had six new colors. And we had blobs as well as boxes.

    Of course, we have had case-modders from the get go, and some innovative 'concept' designs have been displayed at trade shows, but in the mainstream, the physical design of computers and accessories has been boring.

    I would love to be able to choose from a wide style of cases for my computer. Computer case design has been unobtrusive and homogenous up till now to please the major buyers, corporations. Now, with many smaller form-factor motherboards, and more people with some kind of fashion sense buying computers for the home, there will probably be an explosion in case and accessory design.

    I'd love to see some nice retro stuff. Cases and accessories that looked like a 1950s wooden stereo, or a brushed aluminum AirStream trailer, or made to look like a sculpture would probably sell well. How about a tiny computer with only USB and FireWire (or maybe BlueTooth or something like it but faster, to do away with cords.) for expansion that comes with matching 'collectable' accessories. Companies could manufacture snap on covers: Star Wars or LoTR for us geeks, sports memorablia for the average joe, unicorns and big eyed ragamuffins for the ladies, and so forth.

    The day of the beige box is hopefully done. I for one welcome our new, more stylish computers & accessories.
    • by prockcore (543967) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @02:36AM (#8642495)
      Then some bright boy came up with the idea of white boxes. Then the natural corollary, the black box. Then Apple came out with the iMac and suddenly we had six new colors.

      Actually, Sun and SGI were making purple machines long before Apple switched from beige.
    • Or how about building your computer into a sofa, using the excess heat as a seat warmer? (Wait aminute, hasn't Cray already done that..?)
      Or turing your water cooled computer into a feng shuei water feature? (Wait another minute, hasn't Cray already done that, too..?)

      Ah, well, never mind then... ;-)
  • by Advocadus Diaboli (323784) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:34AM (#8642231)
    is called Abacus. [ryerson.ca] True digital computing at an affordable price.

    And there are also analog wooden computers [sphere.bc.ca].

  • Suddenly the phrase "Try to avoid bugs" takes on a whole new meaning...

    (No, it's not funny)

    I'm wondering how heavy a wooden mouse would be...would long-term use give you thick muscled wrists? (*NO* don't even think about it ;)

  • I saw a real neat Mac case mod once. Well, really it was a complete replacement. This guy took an old radio case, the kind with the big round dial on the front and everything, and mounted this old Mac inside of it. The dial was then hinged to allow for a front load CD drive, similar to the 20th Aniversary Mac. It was a pretty neat mod. I wish i still had that link.
  • I just want to point out that this is one of few small sites that survived a good Slashdotting, and that it's running IIS/ASP
  • Finally (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Coryoth (254751) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @01:46AM (#8642301) Homepage Journal
    Argh. Too many stupid jokes are the only things getting moderated up at the moment.

    I'm so pleased to have heard about this - I've been after this sort of thing for a long time now: case mods etc. that have elegant or classical styling instead of the usual "how many lights can I stick on it" crap.

    I'm quite sick of beige boxes, and ugly designs - why can't more companies go for something like this? How about some nice brushed steel keyboards and mice? How about a nice (fake) tortoiseshell keyboard and mouse combo?

    Apple turns out a ine array of beautiful elegant designs, but all the PC accessories just look like they escaped from the set of a cheap sci fi film set.

    About bloody time, that's all I have to say.

    Jedidiah.
  • What, you think nature doesn't fell trees? Imagine how much termites must itch, and never being able to scratch...

    When you whine about "cutting down trees", consider the fate of useful and useless species. Corn versus wildflowers, for example. Wood is probably the sole reason there's any trees left standing anywhere.
  • by LuxFX (220822) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @02:07AM (#8642396) Homepage Journal
    I'm an amateur hobbyist woodworker -- it's nice to build things you can hold -- so I love seeing stuff like this, and hope one day I'll be good enough to make them, too.

    The funny thing is how many people seem to be in my position. When reading newsgroups like rec.woodworking, I came across a lot of tech-types that have either turned to woodworking as a hobby in their spare time, or in their laid-off time.

    Anybody else on this board that have moved toward woodworking?
  • I'd never buy a wooden computer.

    I'd never even accept one if it was given [about.com] to me.

    Reminds me too much of Greeks Bearing Gifts [berkeley.edu].

    (clue [usenix.org] for the philestines: I think we have enough [webopedia.com] trouble [google.com] with [windowsecurity.com] TROJANS [ripnroll.com] already)
  • Prices! (Score:4, Informative)

    by Coryoth (254751) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @02:13AM (#8642410) Homepage Journal
    I managed to track down some pricing, at least for the monitors:

    15" TFT 458 Euros
    17" TFT 604 Euros
    19" TFT 1090 Euros

    Which is not all that bad considering how nice they look - here's [erl5.de] a german shop selling them for those that are finding the site slashdotted.

    Jedidiah

  • shit heavy? this seems like a truely bad bad idea. you'd be much better off with a wooden finish, or even a wooden desk whichyour pc fits into. I'm baffled at how well a wooden mouse would work as well.
  • by owlicks58 (560207) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @02:47AM (#8642546) Homepage
    For some reason remembering seeing the Apple I in the Smithsonian was the first thing I thought of when i thought of a wooden computer case. Have a look Smithsonian Apple I [si.edu]
  • by Ray Radlein (711289) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @03:30AM (#8642672) Homepage
    I tried out a wooden monitor once, but the picture was just too grainy.
  • by renjipanicker (697704) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @04:56AM (#8643008) Homepage
    Where do I store my logs?
  • by tverbeek (457094) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @08:21AM (#8643607) Homepage
    Because I mounted a small power supply, motherboard, and a hard drive in a FedEx box, as an easier-to-carry alternative to a 1U case (nice and flat, but way too wide and deep) or a typical desktop/tower case (too, well... box-like). As an added bonus, it's less likely to get stolen because it doesn't exactly look like a computer. Though I do have to be careful any time FedEx comes to pick up a package. {grin}
  • by IroNick (668714) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @08:59AM (#8643754)
    Luckily, there are no wild termites in Sweden, but there are some variant of carpenter ants.

    So who do you call when your mouse got bugs?
  • Trees (Score:3, Funny)

    by $exyNerdie (683214) on Tuesday March 23, 2004 @08:59AM (#8643755) Homepage Journal
    Save the trees please...

    Why? Because after a frustrating tech support call with no real help, some might end up throwing their wodden computer accessories in the fireplace...

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