I do not need to take apart Absinthe, my mini 10v, to install a touchscreen. I know very well I'm not permitted to play with things that solder, can be set on fire, or require me to melt things.

Even if I am really tempted.

You know, I want to say it's good sense, but it's not. It's aesthetics. Having to strip the bezel off the screen would bother me. There has got to be a more efficient way to pull this off.

Not that I'm thinking about it.

Today got my 2G RAM update for Absinthe and during installation, I totally did not try to figure out how I could create room in the case for this or anything. I don't need a netbook touchscreen. I am not an engineer. I just lack common sense and like shiny things.

This won't end well. I am going to go stare hard at overpriced shoes now.

From: (Anonymous)
Date: 2010-05-26 02:12 pm (UTC)
The second one doesn't require soldering. :D
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From: [personal profile] dayblaze
Date: 2010-05-26 10:33 pm (UTC)
Anyone can be an engineer.

(And you don't need to be an engineer to solder.)

Soldering expensive electronics can be intimidating--but it shouldn't be. It does need a good eye, a steady hand, and the right tool for the job. If you've got those, it's pretty hard to break anything. Maybe practice with a kit first if you haven't soldered much before.
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Date: 2010-05-26 05:14 am (UTC)
I'd suggest you getting another hobby, but after the stock market thing I'm frankly worried about where you can go from here.

Date: 2010-05-26 06:03 am (UTC)
To distract you momentarily from your lust for the sexy, sexy touchscreen, I heard on the radio yesterday that Adam's concert here in Seattle is sold out. I was very gleeful for him!

And then What Do You Want From Me was playing at my osteopath's office. It was epic.

Date: 2010-05-27 12:22 am (UTC)
Ugh, of course he's coming to Seattle when I'm not in the Pacific NW... I swear this always happens, and is the reason I've been to two concerts in my life.

Date: 2010-05-27 12:27 am (UTC)
Touchscreens do sound excellent... the question is, which is more attainable, the touchscreen or the shoes?

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