Wednesday, November 19, 2008

How to be a House Guest

I read Art of Manliness quite regularly. Here's a nice article about being a house guest, though I don't think you need to send money for food all the time.

How to be a Good Host

This article is nice for anybody who is going to have house guests.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Digital Picture Frame, Update

So, what has been going on with the Digital Picture frame? I gave up on sound, sort of. I got a cheap ($9!!!) USB sound adapter, and guess what, it works with DSL. So, let's look at my expenses so far?

New laptop keyboard
64Mb RAM chip
PC Card Network Adapter
USB Sound Adapter

Plus a media card reader

I've been able to get a slideshow and music on DSL, so I decided I was ready to rip it apart and stick the guts in an actual frame.

I'm not done yet. I have the guts sitting in the case, but the cables hang out the back. I'm in the process of finishing the back by putting power and sound buttons, as well as jacks for connections. This is the detail work. But you can see my progress and the laptop and media card reader sitting in the case running here:

Enjoy and thanks.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The China Cabinet is done and pictures are up!!!

Take a look at our album (link below) to see the progress from this:

to this: