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09/25/10 12:42 - 60.ºF - ID#52829

DIY Fixes for tech stuff

For some time now the MacBook Pro that is over 3 years old has been making a grinding noise on the right side. I knew it was a fan of some sort but figured I would just deal with it. The problem became increasingly worse and when my screensaver or a few apps that were CPU intensive fired it the sound was very annoying. I did some research and found that the MacBook Pros have 2 fans, one on the right and one on the left. I ordered up a new fan from ifixit.com which was only 70 dollars with shipping and handling. The shipping and handling was 20 dollars but could have been less with just regular mail delivery. I was a little apprehensive since usually when you take something a part it is a pain to get back together the way it once was.

I followed the directions they have on their website carefully and everything went well. The MacBook Pro is as good as new once again and quiet as well.

One more thing I remembered from a visit to the Genius Bar. If you want to stress test your CPU open a terminal window and type "yes" followed by the enter key. That will kick up your CPU enough to make you fans start up.

Who knows maybe you can find something on the site that is worth fixing.

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09/10/10 11:44 - 58.ºF - ID#52702 pmobl

Shit like this makes me want to never use Windows again

i feel that Bill Gates would have to much class for something like this. I would not put it past Balmer however.



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09/08/10 07:28 - 61.ºF - ID#52683 pmobl

Despite the mild blight

this is probably the last harvest as the plants are starting to die.

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08/24/10 08:47 - 69.ºF - ID#52555 pmobl

first run published to estrip

should have waiting longer after dinner but not bad


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08/22/10 07:55 - 70.ºF - ID#52528 pmobl

oh palm pilot

i found this in the basement last week. If it only could update via a network it might be fun. perhaps i can find a project for this.

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08/11/10 08:55 - 80.ºF - ID#52416 pmobl

Is this blight?

these came off two different tomato plants. i thought maybe they just needed more water. what should i do?

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07/31/10 03:48 - 74.ºF - ID#52342 pmobl

zoo today

we are currently at the Buffalo Zoo. Using the estrip app to upload this pic.

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07/30/10 05:57 - 74.ºF - ID#52334 pmobl

Droid X is here

first post from a droid phone. so far it is a great total.package phone. information overload right now :)

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07/26/10 11:37 - 72.ºF - ID#52314

Android here I come

My Android based phone has been ordered (Motorola X). Tonight I stopped at the Verizon stand in the Galleria mall. It is so much more screen then I am used to now using the Blackberry Storm. I am not going to lie...it looks almost too big. Time will tell but I am sure I can get used to it.

I am also looking forward to using the estrip app. I might be inclined to post a little more and with more pics.
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06/14/10 12:21 - 69.ºF - ID#51885

I love dinners in the summer

So Friday I finally got out the porch furniture and we decided to have dinner outside since the weather was so nice.

Steak, corn, left over cornbread and chop salad with a blue cheese dressing made from a Greek yogurt base.

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Last night we made a dish I found in a Men's Health magazine. I can post the recipe if anyone wants it. Off the top of my head it was seared scallops over white beans, spinach, onion and bacon. I think the dish had something like 300 calories per serving (2 servings in the pic) but with super low fat and a ton of protein.

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I was always so scared to cook scallops at home but they are very easy and tastes great.

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