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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:58 pm 
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Oh dear...my wife has started the spring cleaning and pulled out all the ThinkPads that were hidden in our guest room... :roll:

Already facing The Punishment Chamber, I brought a couple from downstairs in order to take these pictures... :twisted:

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Now, let's go row-by-row

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Top to bottom: A31p, T43 (14"), T61p (14"), T60 (14"), FrankenPad (15"), T61 (14")

Middle section:

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Top to bottom: T42p, T60p, QXGA FrankenPad, T43p (Stunner In Sleeve), FrankenPad # 2, R60F - all of these are 15" units

The final row:

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Top to bottom: T43pSF (15") , T61 (15.4"), T43p (15"), X200s, X220T, R500F, T60p (15")


Missing from the picture: T61p (14" - stashed away in the original box), A31p (awaiting planar swap) and I might have forgotten something... :jhem:

Now, I *should* count my blessings - one of them being the fact that I'm married to someone who has been using ThinkPads longer than I have - but all the "extras" will be facing a summer sale...

Or else... :help:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:23 pm 
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That is an amazing collection of thinkpads :eek:. It's also pretty remarkable how each looks so similar to the other, proving that the thinkpad design and style has remained largely the same over the years.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:11 am 
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Very nice.

At least one for each cat.

Don't ask how I know what its like when its spring cleaning.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:31 am 
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Busted! Looks like dog house forever.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:47 am 
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Astounding collection! Do they all work?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:23 am 
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kony wrote:
Astounding collection! Do they all work?


Yes.

A31p shown in the picture is on its last leg, but it does work...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Amazing! Probably the biggest existing Frankenpadded collection

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Tasurinchi wrote:
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Amazing! Probably the biggest existing Frankenpadded collection


Thank you good sir... :thumbs-UP:

Can I interest you in a couple of Frankies that would make a lovely addition to your ever-growing collection of conventional ThinkPads... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:00 am 
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That is an awesome collection of machines you have.

But minus points with forum members here, and of course the whole geek collecting thing - do you use them?

If not, perhaps some members here could make use of them. But that's just me. I long ago stop hoarding computers and parts. A few years ago I began the first of many great purges and it felt wonderful. Now it's just me and my 3 machines: T410, D630, E6520. The E6520 wil be sold in a few months.

Don't get me wrong, your collection rocks. Just throwing my own personal view point out there.

Besides, you have a tough choice:

Wife or Thinkpads....

Choose wisely.

Both cost money.
Both complain when not happy.
Both can be improved with new parts.
Both can bring you joy.

Tough choice indeed.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:20 am 
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i think George has said that he is selling most of these machines in the summer sale.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:52 am 
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I notice that the Thinkpads get the bed. Where do you sleep?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:00 am 
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Temetka wrote:
That is an awesome collection of machines you have.


Thanks old friend... :thumbs-UP:

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But minus points with forum members here, and of course the whole geek collecting thing - do you use them?


Not all of them, no.

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If not, perhaps some members here could make use of them. But that's just me. I long ago stop hoarding computers and parts. A few years ago I began the first of many great purges and it felt wonderful. Now it's just me and my 3 machines: T410, D630, E6520. The E6520 wil be sold in a few months.


Well, I thought I was done with hoarding when a bunch of ThinkPads got thrown in my lap by a twist of fate and I'm still recovering from that joyous event... :twisted:

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Just throwing my own personal view point out there.


Which is one of the reasons I always respected you, even when we disagreed.

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Besides, you have a tough choice:

Wife or Thinkpads....

Choose wisely.

Both cost money.
Both complain when not happy.
Both can be improved with new parts.
Both can bring you joy.

Tough choice indeed.


It's really not a choice, thanks heaven for small favours.

My wife is well-used to the whole ThinkPads-in-and-out-of-the-house thing.

She's well aware of the fact that these black bento boxes have been helping with the bills for a decade now, from the day that she had to retire from her $80K/year (in 2004) job to become a full-time Mom. And she's not ungrateful.

She just sees - at least some of them - as funds that should be allocated in a certain way, let's say.. :)

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Running Linux while collecting SSDI: A31p, T42p

Abused daily: R60F, R500F, T60, T61, T410

For sale: T601 QXGA FrankenPad


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:03 am 
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I notice that the Thinkpads get the bed. Where do you sleep?


I did write "guest room" in my first post when referring to the location of the ThinkPad herd... :)

I do sleep with my T43pSF on the night table, though.

My wife has gone to the dark side in that respect and the iPad that I bought her on our anniversary several years ago is her weapon of choice for updating FB or reading news in bed...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:24 pm 
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ajkula66 wrote:
Can I interest you in a couple of Frankies that would make a lovely addition to your ever-growing collection of conventional ThinkPads... :mrgreen:
Don't tempt me! Don't tempt me!! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:10 am 
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ajkula66 wrote:
My wife has gone to the dark side in that respect and the iPad that I bought her on our anniversary several years ago is her weapon of choice for updating FB or reading news in bed...


I have a Nook Tablet running CM10 I use in bed.

ajkula66 wrote:
It's really not a choice, thanks heaven for small favours.

My wife is well-used to the whole ThinkPads-in-and-out-of-the-house thing.

She's well aware of the fact that these black bento boxes have been helping with the bills for a decade now, from the day that she had to retire from her $80K/year (in 2004) job to become a full-time Mom. And she's not ungrateful.

She just sees - at least some of them - as funds that should be allocated in a certain way, let's say.. :)


Sounds like you have an awesome wife. Rock on. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:36 pm 
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So a couple of months have gone by...

Most of the ThinkPads shown in the picture are gone for good, including - believe it or not - my storied T43pSF.

OMG what is left, you may ask and rightfully so.

Well, let's see:

My wife is keeping her R500F until mid-January when a non-ThinkPad replacement will most likely be arriving.

The boys are hanging on to their R60F, and their sister to her T60.

As for silly old me...

The Memory Lane is occupied by A31p and a 15" T42p, both running Linux.

My daily driver is the custom 15.4" T61 that I've gotten extremely accustomed to. I'd say that it's the first non-IPS machine that I truly enjoy using in over a decade. Love both the resolution and the colours (thanks Aurora!) of its LG WUXGA screen, if not the viewing angles...

The QXGA monster is still around, waiting for the next owner. And there's a T410 on its way to me courtesy of a fellow forum member, which is going to become everyone's travel b***h once it arrives.

I've left Lenovo Forums - for good - after their driver removal nonsense, but I'm hanging on to TPF for dear life as long as it exists... :thumbs-UP:

So yeah, one could say that the cleanup has taken place... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:22 pm 
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ajkula66 wrote:
Love both the resolution and the colours (thanks Aurora!) of its LG WUXGA screen, if not the viewing angles...
I also have most of my WUXGA screens modded with a file from Aurora, it has even make a Samsung WUXGA panel somewhat decent :mrgreen:

I hope your T61 serves you well, it sounds it will be the last Thinkpad you will use... But who knows what's the future will bring us... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:12 pm 
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Um.. I didn't write what was quoted above.

RE: The incoming T410. It will make a great travel machine. I love mine, handles everything I need for now and the foreseeable future. I hope yours servers your family well.

EDIT: Quote fixed now.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:19 am 
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Temetka wrote:
Um.. I didn't write what was quoted above
Weird... Seems the forum software had a gremlin...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:01 am 
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ajkula66 wrote:
I've left Lenovo Forums - for good - after their driver removal nonsense


I have not browsed the Lenovo Forum even once. Several days before that site was opened to the public, one of the admins here invited me to become a member there, but I chose not to. Bill Morrow's Thinkpads.com is good enough for me!

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but I'm hanging on to TPF for dear life as long as it exists... :thumbs-UP:


Excellent!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:23 am 
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Lots of nice machines there, definitely. Let's hope the new owners get some pleasure and good use out of them.

ajkula66 wrote:
I've left Lenovo Forums - for good - after their driver removal nonsense, but I'm hanging on to TPF for dear life as long as it exists... :thumbs-UP:

I once signed up for Lenovo forums, but I have never posted there. In the glory T30/T4x/T6x days I was paying a lot of attention to what was new in the IBM / Lenovo world, but the attention seems to slowly turn more and more towards what used to be. And this forum is perfect for that.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:04 am 
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Lots of nice machines there, definitely. Let's hope the new owners get some pleasure and good use out of them.


Quite a few of them ended up with the forum members... :lol:

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In the glory T30/T4x/T6x days I was paying a lot of attention to what was new in the IBM / Lenovo world, but the attention seems to slowly turn more and more towards what used to be. And this forum is perfect for that.


Well, six-and-a-half-years and 7.5K+ posts on the LF later, I'd tend to agree with you...

Don't get me wrong - a bunch of great people can be found on LF, many "old time" ThinkPadders who participate here as well - and I do hold Mark Hopkins in the highest of regards for sticking with the thankless job that he has running the show over there, BUT I could simply not turn a blind eye to Lenovo's constant trashing of ThinkPad legacy (IMO) any longer...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:49 pm 
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I agree George.

I have an account there as well, and have made a few posts (mostly about my old Thinkpad Tablet). But the current view of Lenovo towards the community of long time users does not really seem to jive with what we want. But the masses have the volume, whereas we only have (somewhat) loud voices. Money wins that argument most of the time.

I do really hope though that somehow Lenovo gets it's act together. I love my T410 and feel its a very well put together machine and serves me very faithfully. I can only hope for a return to the glory days in terms of design and support. I'll carry a torch for as long as I can, but those days may only reside now in the annals of computer history.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:19 am 
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Wow... that is an amazing collection!

I've started my own clearout as well, already seen 3 units go. I really should have taken a big family picture before doing so, too late now :-(

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