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My first hack was in my college years, back when a "laptop computer" was the size and weight of a typewriter (and kept your lap PLENTY warm), I bolted a steamer chest handle to the top of my mini-tower, and an eye-bolt to the back. I then fashioned an old strap with clip-hooks (think old-style carabiner clips before carabiners were known to anyone but climbers) on the ends. This was my daily setup for going from home to school to the office and back again. I got lots of interested looks on the bus.

My second hack was back when my kids were starting grade school and learning more about the internet than Dad was showing them, I gathered scrap components from various dead machines, and built my first home firewall on a piece of cardboard that I mounted on the wall behind my desk. Never worried about overheating. My wife even thought it was a fun conversation piece when friends would come over, even though she knew nothing about computers, and could barely use the one I gave her.

I have done several hacks since then, but they have been less and less original.

I did once mod a 5 1/4" floppy case to fit into a drive bay, and used it as a drawer to keep all my license fobs in. Remember those horrific parallel port devices you had to plug in to make commercial software work? <shudders>




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