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A Geek's Garage Part 2: Revenge of the Garage

By Justin · 14 replies
Mar 25, 2005
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  1. A few months ago I had my garage all nice and pretty. I used it as a shop and it was the perfect nerdzone. I could build in there all day, test stuff in there all day, and sell stuff in there all day, without having to leave.

    Eventually, I outgrew it. The amount of hardware I had exceeded how much I could store in my garage and I started putting stuff into my second room, which is now my shop.

    The bad part about this was I left the garage a horrible disaster that depressed me every time I looked into it.

    Somehow, someway, in a galaxy far far away, my girlfriend actually CLEANED IT UP FOR ME.

    Behold, the geeks garage part 2:


    SO, the big question:



    How do you manage to keep your sanity amongst hardware?
  2. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    I thought I had a mess. :haha: :haha:
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Maybe you should buy your girlfriend a big bunch of flowers or something. She`s done a wonderful job lol.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  4. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 942

    The night she finished, I bought her taco bell :(
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    The AFTER one.... wow....! Its.... its.... BEAUTIFUL!
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    I think you should propose to her! If she handles your gear so well, imagine how she will handle you!
  7. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Yes, get that girl something special, she is a keeper. 99% of women would just scowl at you twice a day re. the mess in the garage. She actually cleaned it AND organized as well. What are you thinking man, at least a nice restaurant for dinner. Pizza Hut maybe? LOL
  8. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    What a woman! Yer a lucky man, dude!
  9. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    It looks a 100% better after she cleaned it up. Is that a stack of motherboards in that one picture, man you've got a few.

    All that work and credit and not a single picture of you girlfriend, come on now.

    Just kidding.
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Think you can send her by my place to clean up some of my computer junk?
  11. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Where do you get all that stuff, ive been thinking about taking abandoned PCs from skips, removing the stuff that works, and biulding new pcs to sell, is that what you did
  12. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 942

    $10/hr with minimum workload of 16 hours
  13. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 942

    Here and there. Some purchased, some donated, some aquired, some from companies, et cetera.

    I did find that it's illegal for state-funded nonprofits (like community colleges, high schools, etc) to give you equipment for free.
  14. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    hey thats a bloody nice setup there.
    You mind if i come and "borrow" some stuff, just for a little "while".
    Im pretty sure its not illegal here for schools etc. to give away the old comps for free. Me and my friends are gonna get some without paying since they are upgrading the language lab. pity they are crap, but we gonna try sell em for like $25.
  15. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Sell them as 'work' computers. wipe the hard drive so theres no leftover crap (if possible, it requires re-installation of windows, and im not sure how you can clear off all the crap without rermoving windows) and youll make some money, when a computers marketed as good for working, it raises no eyebrows if its rubbish.

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