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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Missing In Action

So I haven't been around much the last couple weeks. I've been distracted by the real world. I've dome more work on my car, and some on my mom's vehicle. They both needed oil changes, I pulled some rattling heat-shield off my mom's Chevy Tracker, and did the other sway-bar end-link on my car. There have been a couple other minor things. A couple days ago a friend of mine pulled out a suction-cup dent-puller that his dad has, and we pulled out a good part of the dent that was/is in my fender. I've gotta check out my mom's rig at some point- it's getting a cluck in the front end, I'm guessing it's a bad ball-joint.

Most of the snow has melted from around my house (finally!), but there's still a bunch out in the woods. I learned this the hard way when I went for a hike with a friend and wore completely the wrong shoes. Our driveway took it hard from the snow plow, and I had to rake it out a LOT to be able to use my usual parking spot. I also took my leaf-rake and raked my garden area off. Doing yard-work has shown me how horribly out of shape I'm in, but I'm getting better. I've been looking for a job. Being unemployed really sucks. I'm really sick of constantly having no money.

There have been a few times I wanted to use my laptop in my car, but my battery is hammered, and adapters to plug laptops into car power-outlets are F-ing expensive, so for $21 I got a Philips power inverter at Wal-Mart, It's listed at $19.88 on their website. It provides 80W of continuous power (150W peak), and my laptop draws 65, so it will do what I need. IT had good reviews- one family got it for their daughters portable DVD player, and it hasn't dies in 2 years of use. The packaging says "DVD on the go", but it just provides AC power, so there's no reason I can't use it for my laptop. I'm gonna go try it out, I'll let you all know how it works. Here's a link to the product:


And a picture!


  1. Hope the adapter works for you.

  2. I totally need one of these. You don't know how many times I've just wanted to charge my Laptop from my car.

  3. this device is clearly from the future

  4. Cool I never knew such a thing existed