03.31.10

Hmm… Tool Porn

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:27 pm by mike

So about 10 years ago I picked up a 16.8v cordless drill/flashlight combination for something like $29.99.    Worked great for a few years when one of the batteries stopped taking a charge.   Went back to Sears only to discover they no longer made any 16.8V devices.    Looked on Ebay & Amazon and they wanted $49 for a used battery, and $100 for a new one.   So I went back to sears.com and started looking for a new drill.   Of course, little did I know I was going to stumble upon this for $299 (free shipping):

Not only did it replace the drill and flashlight along with 4 other tools, it also comes with 3 batteries and the rolling toolbox.   Great addition to the Home Theater installation shop on wheels.  A quick look inside the box:

The first level holds the drills and light.

The second level has the three saws.   The only think missing was a hammer drill for installing TV mounts on brick fireplaces.    So I added one of those as well.

Finally, to top this all off, I also picked up an gorgeous Hammerhead LX stainless steel toolbox off of Craigslist.  (This is what the Siren Padlock in the first picture is for)  Unfortunately, the company went out of business, but I managed to pull some info out of the google cache:

Width: 41-3/16″ (46″ including side handles)
Height: 61.5″ (55-1/2″ without casters)
Depth: Top 17.5″ (18.25″ with drawer pulls)
Bottom 18.0″ (18.75″ with drawer pulls)Net Weight Top Chest: 169 lbs.
Net Weight Bottom Roller Cabinet: 262 lbs
Total Net Weight: 431 lbs

Inner Dimensions:

TOP CHEST:

Lid: 41-3/16″ W x 15-3/8″ D x 2-1/4″H
Tray beneath Lid: 41-3/16″ W x 15-3/8″ D x 2-1/2″ H
total internal area of lid is 41-3/16″ W x 15-3/8″ D x 4-3/4″ H

Left bank of drawers on Top Chest, from top to bottom:

1. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
2. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
3. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
4. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
5. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H

Right bank of drawers on Top Chest, from top to bottom:

1. 12-3/8″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
2. 12-3/8″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 12″ H (will accommodate hanging file folders)

BOTTOM ROLLER CABINET:

Left Bank of drawers on Bottom Roller Cabinet, from top to bottom:

1. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 5-1/8″ H
2. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
3. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
4. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
5. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 5-1/4″ H
6. 22-1/2″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 8-5/8″ H

Right Bank of Drawers on Bottom Roller Cabinet, from top to bottom:

1. 12-3/8″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 5-1/8″ H
2. 12-3/8″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
3. 12-3/8″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
4. 12-3/8″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 2-3/8″ H
5. 12-3/8″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 5-1/4″ H
6. 12-3/8″ W x 16-5/8″ D x 8-5/8″ H

Total cubic inches of internal storage space is 25,555 cu. in.

Dimensions of Side handles:

Top: 9-3/8″ Long x 2-3/8″ Deep
Bottom: 9-1/2″ long x 2-3/8″ deep
Side handles are 1″ thick extra heavy duty 12 gauge Stainless Steel.

Casters:
Including caster bracket: 6-1/4″ high
caster: 5″ diameter x 1-1/2″ thick

Note that two casters have brakes (shown on left side of chest)

Stays: The bottom roller cabinet has corner stays to prevent the top chest from sliding off. The stays measure 5/8″ high x 1″ wide and wrap around the corner on all four sides.

Too bad they are gone. They look like they had some nice stuff:

03.28.10

3Mbits/sec tethering via the HTC Tilt 2

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:32 pm by mike

I was able to get 3Mbits/sec from Speakeasy when tethered through the phone.  Not too shabby.  A couple hack tricks helped, which I’m keeping as a separate page here.

03.17.10

Dual Boot Andriod and Windows Mobile

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:10 am by mike

It looks like there’s a ROM download to allow an HTC Touch Pro 2 (Tilt 2 for AT&T customers) to dual boot both WM 6.5 and Android.
http://pocketnow.com/tweaks-hacks/android-update-on-the-touch-pro2-it-rocks
There is the potential to brick the phone, so I think I’ll wait a while before trying it.