Desert Gear II

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Date: Tuesday, August 5th, 2003, 10:20
Category: Archive

A few months ago I wrote in to the PowerPage asking readers for suggestions on desert-hardened gear to take with me as I deployed to Iraq. The article spun up some controversy, more about the war than what gadgets are tough enough to endure military life in the desert. Now that things have settled down a bit, I thought that I’d send a little feedback. Internet access out here is spotty, but living on an Airfield has its advantages – the Air Force needs the internet to get weather data. Read more…

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iSkin Keyboard Protector

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Date: Tuesday, August 5th, 2003, 10:49
Category: Accessory

iSkin Keyboard ProtectorI would have to say that I am one of the dirtiest, most disgusting keyboard users out there. Since my PowerBook and PowerMac have become my life, I am constant hammering away, typing up project, reports, e-mails and those zillion instant messages. I sadly admit, that I even will sit at my computer eating a sandwich as small crumbs fall in between my precious keys. Read more…

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Holy PowerBook!

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Date: Tuesday, August 5th, 2003, 07:05
Category: Archive

About a year and a half ago I discovered a hole “burned” through the bottom of my PowerBook G3 Firewire. It is located 2 1/2-inch forward of the left monitor output screw. The actual open hole is 1/4-inch diameter and a melted area a total of about 1/2-inch diameter. I have showed it to many people including some Mac repair folks and no one has a clue as to what may have caused it. Several have said that can’t imagine that the computer still works with that hole. It runs mostly fine, but I do have an intermintant Firewire problem. (FireWire devices work for about 20 minutes then stop communicating.). I had installed a 32GB HD but that is not near the hole. Any ideas?

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How to Unlock Your T-Mobile Phone

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Date: Tuesday, August 5th, 2003, 07:59
Category: Mobile Phone

T-Mobile will give you the SIM unlock code for you phone if you ask for it. All you have to do is send an email to simunlock@t-mobile.com. In the email you need to provide you name, phone number model # and IMEI# (which can be found on the box, or each phone has different shortcuts to this info). They will send you back the unlock code which will allow you to place a competitors code into the phone. I Don’t know for sure if AT&T and Cingular offer this, but I cannot imagine they would not.

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