Posted by : Sherri Cornelius Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've mentioned my Dell Latitude's iffy power jack. Well, I was talking to Darcknyt about it last night, and he mentioned hot glue. I thought it couldn't hurt to try. I mean, if I mess up, hot glue is pretty easy to peel off after its cooled, yet it could take up the space inside the jack and thereby stabilize the cord. So this morning I smeared a little hot glue around the plug, slipped it into the jack, wiggled it till I got a connection and held it there for a couple of minutes till the glue cooled. After waiting a few more minutes for good measure, I picked up the laptop and moved it around, akin to the movement of my lap, and voila! I didn't lose connection once. Woo!

You may have noticed I moved my sidebars around, added some new links to my lengthy blogroll and cleaned up some dead links. If you are my friend and I removed your link, it's only because you never post. (Looking at you, Benti.) I added an RSS feed to some writing blogs that I like, and with 20 blogs to choose from, the feed randomly selects which posts to display. Those should refresh every day, maybe every time you refresh the page.

I also have a couple of new pages. (Page tabs are at the very top, above the header.) My "contact" list is so long with the various social networking sites that I decided to give those links their own page. Another page I added is dedicated to the various blog awards I've received, as well as the images people have made for me. They are dear to me and deserve a special place.

So click around and see what's new, and if there's any feature you enjoy on other blogs that I haven't included here, let me know and I'll check it out.

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  1. Duct tape is better than hot glue. Hot glue is pretty handy, though.

    My next favorite fix all thing are sheetrock screws. I use them for any fastening application I can. Unless it's outside, in which case I get galvanized ones.

  2. I like what you've done with the place. Looks good. :)

  3. Huh, I never would have thought to use hot glue like that. Nicely done.

  4. Hey! Housecleaning! I always like to see how things get changed around during spring-cleaning. Looks good! I think the "awards" page is a great idea!


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