We geeks want to know: Do you fix your own stuff when it breaks or do you outsource?
Tell us about your favorite DIY tools. Or, tell us where you go to get it fixed.
Listen to this episode of Moms Gone Geek to find out about ours DIY methods.
I know what a thermocouple is, do you?
No hot water? iPhone to the rescue!
Broken water heater + iPhone + plumber next door + email to husband + YouTube How To video = replaced thermocouple for under $20 – priceless!
Sometimes you can get your Honey Do List worked on if you make it kind of fun!
What do you do when something breaks?
Rescuing Hard Drives
If the drive is making noise, then you need to have the drive opened and the discs removed. Cost is ~$2500.
If drive will mount, but not run the computer, then use Data Rescue 3 for Mac and Data Rescue PC 3 for Microsoft
The trial version of the software is free. You need a second hard drive that is bootable (install the OS). The rescued files will be saved to that hard drive. The cost of the license is $99.00
Pick of the Week
FTP application for uploading files to a server. The best thing is you get to have a rubber ducky hang out in your dock!
For my folks on the east coast, there will be a Maker Faire in New York City
Sep 17-18, 2011. I’ll be there, so let us know if you plan on attending.
It’s goo…with foo!
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