I bought some things from ADOR and vice versa. I found out he lives close to my in laws. So on a flying trip to see the in laws I got to stop by and meet ADOR in person and trade stuff. I wish we had more time, but like I said flying trip.
Now there is a terrible problem with meeting a fellow collector. Meeting online is one thing, trading stuff by mail is another, but in person, you just never know. Then you find out the worst part, you have way to much in common, aside from Toughbooks that is.
Now I just started collecting last year, so I had a few Toughbooks. ADOR on the other hand, has a problem, and stacks of parts to prove it. I mean if you need to find a obscure thing-a-ma-jig that connects to the whos-a-digit, ask ADOR, he might just have it. So he stacked me up with the computers and parts to expand my collection.
Now he has traded me some neat stuff, and I just haven't found the same level of neat / rare computer or parts, but I wanted to throw something in that he might not have. I felt he needed a new distraction, when he saw it he kinda chuckled and told me he had thought about one, but did not need a new hobby. It was the new Raspberry Pi 2. If you don't know what one is you should check them out. Anyway ADOR, your welcome. LOL!
By the way, ADOR if your reading this, I had an idea with the Raspberry Pi, it might be sacrilegious but, you think we could fit it in the extra 27 case I have? the screen is intact, I haven't figured out how to attach the output from the Pi to the screen yet, but I have always wanted to make my own laptop. There should be some way to take the output from the board and drive the screen. The keyboard could attach using a usb input/driver. The Raspberry Pi is a complete system without display or keyboard or mouse, a dead Toughbook has those parts. I would have to name the resulting computer Frankenstien, but I digress.
Uh, I hope I dont get lynched...
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