An awesome piece today — Palm’s pre-prē *rimshot* attempt at regaining relevance in the consumer electronics market. This thing was the height of awesomeness in 2004. I’ve got the docking cradle and power supply that goes with it. If you take it, and can’t find a driver/software download on Palm’s site, I think I have the original disc somewhere, but it will require some digging to find.
Plugged it in and powered it on this morning… looks like it still works, and there’s a money-back guarantee if it doesn’t (but no give-backs.) As usual, the bidding starts & ends at $0! Who wants it?
Hey hey hey! Day 4 and we have some awesome computer equipment. This is a Startech KVM switch, for VGA displays and USB keyboards/mice. If you’re not down with all those TLAs, it basically will let you run two computers from one display and keyboard. It will work for older displays, and newer keyboards. (And it’s powered, so there’s hardly any video-signal degradation.)
This type of thing is usually more common in small-scale server rooms; I first bought it my first summer of contracting, when I had my personal computer, plus a client’s workstation at my desk, but no room for a second display or keyboard.
Does anyone run desktop computers anymore? (that aren’t iMacs?) I’m not even sure. If this will de-clutter your desk, please take it! Also if you know of a good place to dispose of this in the event of no takers, please let me know that as well.
Today’s Give-Away/Throw-Away item was acquired at a yard sale across the street from the house I own in Michigan. When I saw it, I thought “Hey! I love jigsaw puzzles from BePuzzled!” So I grabbed it immediately. (After being assured by the sale-holders that all of the pieces were, indeed, present)
Alas, I have never actually put this together. It seems likely that toys operate under a similar philosophy to cycling’s “the worst thing you can do to a bike it is not ride it,” so I have, in fact, inflicted the worst abuse possible on this puzzle.
It’s from BePuzzled “Buried Blueprints” series, and is about Amelia Earhart’s final flight. Won’t someone give this puzzle a happier home?
UPDATE: Taken by Marissa B. to give Matt as a gift for Chinese New Years!
The first item up for grabs is a land-line Caller ID unit from Radioshack. It was given to me by a dear former coworker on her last day before she quit. It has saved many units of sanity by protecting its owners from mindless callers.
Sadly, this life-saving device has been languishing in my closet for quite some time now. I’m pretty sure it runs on magic instead of electricity, because I haven’t plugged it in in almost four years. It actually still has accurate EDT time, and had 70 old phone numbers stored in it until last night. I’m throwing in the pictured rj12 (telephone) cord so you’ll be good to go right away.
If you have a landline phone without caller ID, you want this, because I’m sure you get calls from people you don’t have time to talk to. Be the first to comment by email/facebook/twitter/posterous, and it’s yours. If there are no takers, or alternate suggestions for a resting place for it by midnight tonight, it’s getting pitched.
UPDATE: No takers! To the rubbish bin!