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  1. randomperson21

    [WTB] Your broken iphone!

    Hello all! I know I haven't been around these parts for a long, long, time, but I was hoping that someone here could help me out ^_^ I recently broke my old iphone 2G, and am trying to repair it (being the poor college student that i am =D). I was wondering if anyone 'round these parts has...
  2. randomperson21

    [FS] Stripped 15" LCD, controller, various other parts

    Hello all! Haven't been around here for quite awhile now, but i'm looking to move a few items, and i thought that perhaps someone here would like some of this stuff. Most of this stuff has some pretty specialized applications, for say, DIY projector building and the like, but perhaps someone...
  3. randomperson21

    Lenovo N100 graphics issues

    Heya all, So i'm in the process of reviving a Lenovo 3000 N100. So far so good (i'm writing from that lappie atm) One problem though: in some whitefields, for example, the text box you respond to posts in, blue vertical lines show up. and it looks, well, weird. additionally, i can detect...
  4. randomperson21

    {WTB} Dead IPod Mini

    I'm looking for a dead ipod mini for a little bit of solid state conversion action.....:D Mostly, I'd like to find one with either a hard drive problem, battery problem, or a combination of these two problems. No cracked screens, broken click wheels, etc etc. Also, I'd prefer a 2nd gen ipod...
  5. randomperson21

    Rotating LCD Monitor Mount:Does such a thing exist?

    So, I've been working on essays all day, and in a fit of boredom, i flipped my monitor on its side. I'm currently using a 19" samsung widescreen LCD, and it just seemed to make more sense to have a word document go down the screen lengthwise instead of vertically (the screen is much wider than...
  6. randomperson21

    Explorer.exe in Vista: Resource hog?

    IDK if anyone else is experiencing this, but Explorer.exe in Vista (ultimate) is sucking down about 100% processor resources on one of my cores (50% total CPU utilization). I have absolutely no idea why. No indexing is going on, for all I know the computer is sitting idle. And I have no idea how...
  7. randomperson21

    Vista Background Stuff: What is it doing!?!?

    Hallo all.... So i got Vista Ultimate installed on my system a few days ago, just getting a feel for the system as a whole. One thing thats really bothering me right now is what it does when i'm NOT using it. It seems like if it idles for a few minutes, hdd activity will start up. But i...
  8. randomperson21

    Windows Server 2003: scary install messages?

    So heres the deal: Tonight, i wiped my XP system, with the intention of loading Windows Server 2003 on it. All is fine and well so far, except for a little scare i got after installing some drivers. On shutdown, a process (that taskmgr can't find, mind you) called "should not see me" crashes...
  9. randomperson21

    [FS]: 1x1GB Patriot DDR RAM

    For Sale: 1X 1GB Patriot PC2700 DDR RAM module. New condition, its been used for maybe 3 hours while I ran memtest on it to make sure it works. Still in its origional packaging, antistatic, etc. Link to Newegg page I'm asking $50 + S/H. Thanks all for looking! P.S: I'd be willing to...
  10. randomperson21

    Antec Performance One P180B: Suggestions?

    Hello all, I'm looking around for a new case for my current system, and i stumbled across the Antec Performance One P180B. I really need to get rid of my old one because it sounds like a freaking jet engine and it sucks up dust like nothing else. Essentially, I want the computer to be...
  11. randomperson21

    [Case Gallery] Brushed Silver Z72

    To view this case mod, go here. Specs: Intel PXA 312mhz Processor 32MB RAM 320x320 TFT-LCD Display 2GB External Storage 1.2MP Camera Bluetooth v1.0 PalmOS 5.2.1 Mods: Removed blue rubberized paint using fine 120grit sandpaper, used sandpaper to get "brushed aluminum" look on underlying...
  12. randomperson21

    zire 72 paint mod

    another one of those bored saturday projects... so my palmone zire 72 was starting to look pretty fugly with its blue rubberized paint peeling off, so i decided to get rid of it (the paint). broke out some 120grit sandpaper, and sanded away. now its shiny-shiny! like the zire 72...
  13. randomperson21

    X2 3800+ Overclocking: Round 2

    I'm thinking of taking another stab at O/C'ing my s939 X2 3800+ from 2ghz to 2.4ghz. pretty modest, imo. I'd like to bounce my numbers off some of the more experienced overclockers first, just to make sure i have this all right: Current clocks: core 200, 10x multi, giving a 2ghz...
  14. randomperson21

    Monitor resolution issues

    OK, this is bad. So I set my computer up for a movie night thing, projector running as a secondary display at 1024x768, and my normal LCD running at 1440x900 as the primary. when we were finished, i brought the thing upstairs and plugged in my lcd to the computer, digital connection...
  15. randomperson21

    Twingly Screensaver == awesome

    IDK how many of you saw this on digg this morning, but the twingly screensaver beta is freaking awesome. instead of a basic rss aggregating screensaver, it actually monitors blog posts across the entire globe in real time, with a graphical and geographical layout. See it in action! Link...
  16. randomperson21

    spdif? ... total n00b

    heya all, So, i was mucking thru my system trying to make my logitech z-5500's sound better. currently, they're running thru the 3 analog minijack ports for 5.1 surround. also, just updated to realtek drivers (from pos nvidias) so they sound better. :rockout: but then i remembered: i have...
  17. randomperson21

    NForce4 Forceware FW: Protect other interfaces?

    Hallo all, I have a ECS NForce4 A-939 mobo, and it has the NForce4 Forceware firewall on it (obviously...) Heres the question: I know it does a fine job protecting the integrated gigabit port on the motherboard. What I don't know is if it protects other interfaces as well (USB networking...
  18. randomperson21

    New google personalized homepage!

    I just noticed it now, but google just updated their personal homepage thingy. IDK how many other people use it, but I think its really useful for aggregating RSS feeds and stuff. Now, next to each feed, there is a little plus button. Clicking it will open a drop-down window with the article...
  19. randomperson21

    [FS] 1x1GB PC2700 DDR Ram, Logitech Audio Equipment

    FOR SALE: 1x1GB Patriot PC2700 DDR 184pin ram. New in box, tested in my system for a few days. Works like a dream, I just don't need it. Newegg Page Asking $75 + S/H Logitech Wireless Music System for iPod Like-new condition, I've owned it for only 2 or 3 months. Works...
  20. randomperson21

    Driving LED's

    Heya all, I'm having a bit of a problem w/ a school science project, hopefully this is the right place to come for help. The project essentially involves stripping the CCFL tubes out of an LCD (old 19" widescreen, to be exact), and replace it with an array of LED's. Thats all well and...
  21. randomperson21

    ps3 un-love

    so... i just went to the Wilsonville, OR frys electronics, and saw a very interesting sight. 10 or more ps3 consoles, just sitting out there on the shelf. I guess it just goes to show that nobody even wants the ps3. it just launched a few weeks ago, and they have them just sitting...
  22. randomperson21

    Ram: 1gb in dual channel or 2gb in single channel?

    Heya all, I just pulled a 1x1GB stick of PC2700 DDR out of my buddy's system to stick into mine. Currently, i'm running 2x512 pc3200 in dual channel. Here's the problem. After i stick in the 1gb module, i obviously am not running in dual channel any more. Whats bad is the read/write...
  23. randomperson21

    New headphones, earbuds?

    Heya all, I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones, most likely an earbud model. These will be used at school and while jogging/working out, but i still want them to sound pretty good. My current headphones are the stenns hd202, which is massive, but it sounds great. not so good for...
  24. randomperson21

    dremel tool, decisions decisions

    heya all, i'm looking to buy a new dremel for all my modding/building projects, and i can't decide which one to get. I don't have a whole lot of cash, so cheaper, the better. I was looking at one with a rechargeable battery and 2 speed settings (5k and 10k), but i'm wondering if 10k is...
  25. randomperson21

    Ultra memory

    Heya all, I'd like to hear people's opinions on Ultra-brand memory. TigerDirect has a dualchannel 1gb kit on sale for $50, and i'm thinking of picking it up. Good deal, or crappy? Linkie