Friday, December 08, 2006

December 8, 1941

Those who do not remember the past, are doomed to repeat it. Here's how a competent administration responds to attack...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation

(Yes... I know Pearl Harbor was bombed on the 7th... the speech was on the 8th)

It took hard work and sacrifice from the entire nation, but we had good solid leadership that we could trust to do the right thing back then.

Let's never forget the sacrifices made to win our freedom.

More HP crap

I've previously offered up the remains of my old laptop for anyone who personally needs them. Derrick wrote seeking out a power connector... which doesn't suprise me... they put the connector in the corner of the motherboard... a poor choice because its weaker, and the cord is more likely to be stressed laterally as well.

Here's my suggestion back to him....

Hi Derrick,
No... the motherboard was the root of the evil... and was the main thing pitched...
You should be able to buy the connector, fairly cheap at any major supply house... have you tried Digikey?
This page of their catalog might be what you need.... not sure of the exact connector dimensions, as I no longer have the adapter.
Section 12 on that page (right-angle PCB connectors)... may be it.
The dimensions are critical on those plugs... the wrong size just won't work.
Also... we've had some success re-soldering then EPOXYING the connector in place to relieve strain on my wife's laptop... it lasted at least 6 months... and now I need to repeat the process.
Good luck!