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Display Name: aghman
Member Since: 3/13/07

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Frank, there are lots of ways to look at this problem. Go through your things, and think about when the last time you used them, or even looked at them. If its been over a year, its likely time to give it away/throw it away.
Or think about whether you could live without it. Since these things have been sitting in boxes, you might have even forgotten what is in there, which means it's time for it go.
I had to go through the same perceived pain, but once things were gone, I found that I actually felt better since I didn't have as much old baggage sitting around cluttering up my life.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Open Thread 46
3/11/08 07:44 AM

I keep the bathtub free of electronics, especially a computer. Tub time is relaxation time :)

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Do You Use Electronic Items In the Tub?
3/10/08 10:32 AM

I think that they ought to add on blu-ray as a subscription option that costs more, and make those high definition junkies pay for their habit.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | News: Netflix Adding More Blu-Ray, May Raise Rates
3/3/08 11:00 AM

I wouldn't be too down on your setup. With your method, you don't have to have bulky stuff laying around all the time. I'd simply be happy if I had a place where I could set up movie night :)

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Inspiration: Amazing Outdoor Home Theaters
2/28/08 08:44 AM

How about worms? No stink and its a much cheaper solution.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | NatureMill Indoor Compost
2/25/08 10:15 AM

I don't think they make film for the sx-70, but I'll have to do a bit more research. It looks like a company out of the netherlands is making sx-70 film(so says the wiki page), but I could be wrong.
I just ordered some fuji pack film for my 2 Polaroid Land Cameras (a 250 and 440), so we'll see how well they work.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | News: Polaroid to Stop Making Film
2/11/08 01:10 PM

The sound is great on the aux input on my Sony. I tried using an FM transmitter, but the volume was always sub-par and the quality was iffy.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Open Thread 41
2/6/08 09:00 AM

Elizabeth, last year replaced my factory stereo with an inexpensive Sony model that has an aux jack on the front. The sound quality is great and it was pretty easy to install. I think I paid only $70-80 for it.
Just for reference, this is my model:

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Open Thread 41
2/6/08 07:09 AM

It sounds like your desktop is extended onto the TV, which means that it adds the extra space provided by your tv to your desktop. If you go into your display properties, click on the settings tab, and click on the box labeled "2", you should see a checkbox at the bottom that says "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor."
Uncheck that box, apply the settings, and you should then be able to see your desktop properly.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Good Questions: Display Troubleshooting
1/25/08 08:06 AM

I'm really excited about Time Capsule. I'm looking to replace my old router (4 years old) and add some network attached storage, and this will enable me to combine them into one device.
Take that cords!

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Macworld Roundup: Best New Apple Products
1/15/08 11:08 AM

Very cool, I especially like the cover for the power button. Our cats have a track record for shutting off all our electronics with their little paws.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | CES 2008: Kreative Power's Powramid
1/7/08 12:53 PM

Ethernet over powerline. - You can network your house without new wires. You can also use it to extend the reach of your existing wireless network. I want to use it to hide a networked hard drive or two in the new year.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Open Thread 35
12/20/07 08:46 AM

I typically use Firefox, but I've just started playing with Shiira at home. Its got some cool features and special effects built in for Mac OS X 10.4. At work, on Windows, I ran into a strange 3D browser called SpaceTime 3D. It represents tabs as little windows floating around in ether, and can stack them and do other neat little effects on. I don't know if its super-useful, but it looks cool.

Apartment Therapy - Survey: What Web Browser Do You Use?
11/21/07 11:38 AM

Don't be too down on yourself! You're almost there.
I think you've got most of what you need to get 3 out of 4 of your goals met without spending a lot of money. In order to be able to hook up multiple devices to the airport extreme, you'll need to get a USB hub. Make sure you get a usb 2.0 hub, otherwise your connected devices will go slower than they should. Hook your printers and hard drive to the hub, then hook the hub to the airport express. From what I've read, this setup should do the trick.
In order to stream your music to your receiver, you would need the airport express, as it has an audio output on it that you can use to hook to your receiver. I don't know the specifics on configuring it to work with the airport extreme, but from what I've read it sounds like it should "just work."

Apartment Therapy - Open Thread 32
11/19/07 10:44 AM

Valerie, I've got a dell at work with the USB ports on the side and its pretty obnoxious. The cables just hang there, you can't hide or ignore them, unless you pair it up with another monitor to the left of it.

Apartment Therapy - Choosing a Display: Dell or Apple?
11/16/07 01:05 PM

I'd love to!

Apartment Therapy - AT Countdown.....
11/16/07 10:12 AM

My first PC was an IBM PC XT. We had a monochrome (green!) monitor and an AWESOME color monitor. We started off with just two 5 1/2" floppies, but eventually got a hard drive too.

Apartment Therapy - Retro PCs: What was your first computer?
11/2/07 10:47 AM

I love this group and I've found some of my favorite photos there.
Every once in a while, I'll find something amazing at a thrift store and it'll be on flickr the next day :)

Apartment Therapy - Vintage Electronics Group on Flickr
10/31/07 11:34 AM

Don't play DDR with this either, or your significant other may need a chiropractor. :)

Apartment Therapy - The Massage Me Game Controller Jacket
10/12/07 01:02 PM

How many speakers did your system come with (ie, is it a surround-sound system?) If your computer supports surround-sound speaker systems, it has multiple output plugs. If this is the case, you might have plugged your speaker system into the wrong plug.
If you have a surround-sound system, then make sure everything is plugged in completely. I had a similar problem with a speaker system in the past and this was the issue.
If neither of these suggestions helps, could you post more info (how many cables, plugs, etc)about your speaker system and maybe I can help more.

Apartment Therapy - Open Thread 26
10/10/07 11:17 AM