I have an ugly MacBook. I like it.
I bought my current MacBook for a mere $40, cleaned it up, and then upgraded its RAM and stuck in a 1 TB SSD drive.
But it's still ugly.
The prior owner sold it to me as broken. He was a heavy smoker of something, and the machine was a disgusting disgrace. It had scrapes and stickers on the back of the display and on the case. Everything was covered in a thick grime. And the keyboard smelled bad.
The only things to repair was the magsafe connector and the battery, and while doing that I cleaned out a lot of the disgusting. The tough sticker adhesive, burn marks, and scrapes are still there, but I put a cheesy case on it to cover up most of that. And it has a dead (always red) pixel in the middle of the display.
But it's a good computer. It is reliable, and it's reasonably fast. The whole working setup cost me about $300, but that includes the 1 TB SSD which was more than half of that cost.
Why dump it? A new, non-upgradable low-end MacBook Pro, with 1/4 of the storage, would cost me more than four times more money. I plan to keep this going with this beauty for at least 2 more years.
I wanted to upgrade the firmware of my EasyN WiFi camera. I just like to keep my firmware up to date. I am sure it is a security sieve no...
My WiFi performance was suffering, and so I decided to do something about it and upgrade my router. When I say my WiFi performance was suf...
Not everyone would bother repairing a $25 beard trimmer, but why not fix something for under $5 instead of spending another $25? My Wahl ...
Who is remotely controlling my iPhone??? This is a personal story that scared the hell out of me. On Monday I was awoken by my iPhone ...