Sunday, February 12, 2012

FREE to Good Homes

Since we finally got some winter weather in Rexburg, I decided to do some Spring cleaning! I was just going to drop all this stuff off at DI, but then I thought that maybe somebody might want some of it, so I'm making it available for a week or so to any of you locals who might want to claim it. Don't feel obligated, of course.

The rules:
1) You have to pick it up. I am willing to bring it to work, but that's as far as it goes. I like you, but not that much.
2) Once you take it, it is yours. Don't even try to boomerang it! I don't want to see it again.
3) I'm not going to answer a bunch of questions about this stuff on the blog. I'll describe the items below; that's all I know about them. Take it or leave it.
4) First person to leave a comment on the item is the proud new owner! 

After a week or so, anything not claimed will get dropped off at DI, and from there, no doubt, will make its way to the Island of Misfit Toys to audition for a part on a new reality show.

What you see below is a treadmill that I singlehandedly dragged across the snow in my backyard, and heaved up in to the bed of my truck. Best exercise I ever got with it! But, by the time that was done, I wasn't about to stand it up for photos. If you want to see photos of a similar machine that some schmuck is trying to sell on eBay for $1, plus $299 for shipping, (good luck to him), click here.

It is a NordicTrack EXP 1000 S that I have owned for maybe 10 years. It is entirely functional, save for one flaw, depicted below. I'm going to miss it, as I trained for 2 half-marathons and a Grand Canyon hike on it. No, I have not washed my years of collective sweat off from it, and I'm not going to. No idea how much longer the vital organs will last (mine, or the treadmill's).
Here you can see a near-complete crack in one of the frame welds. Another half-inch, and the whole machine implodes. (Obviously, at some point, some fatty snuck into my house and ran on my machine, causing overload to this weak point.) So, if you want to use this as more than decoration, you will need to get someone to fix that weld. It isn't remotely safe otherwise. Obviously, I am not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur. Except, of course, for that part where I laugh at you, really hard.
Good luck trying to make sense of this photo. I will mention here that the treadmill is a "space saver" model, which means it folds up to stand in the corner of a room. This feature also makes it more convenient when it is your turn to get rid of it. Not to mention that, when folded securely away, it makes a nice, decorative statue for the front room (if you're into abstract art).

The belt is nice and wide, and the motor and console seem to be in good shape. The motor cover has come off, and so you will have to figure out a way to gerry-rig it back on. The breaker switch malfunctioned eons ago, and I have substituted a standard automobile fuse for it ever since (without any Josh Powell-esque incidents, I might add, with apologies to anyone with any sensitivity at all, who obviously doesn't run in my circles).

It also states that it has a special, "quiet drive." It is quiet, too, if you consider the sound of a platoon of fully-geared firefighters trundling up an old staircase "quiet."
This is an old TV/DVD combo that works just fine. You can see the 10-inch screen just fine, if you get really close and squint. On the plus side, it only weighs about 167 pounds.

Check out these beauties. The purple one is a CD/FM radio combination player, and the blue one is a rare portable CD player, designed specifically to wear while doing jazzercise to Jane Fonda. Leg warmers not included.

This is a perfectly good Logitech wireless keyboard and infrared mouse. Somebody's gonna want these. The mouse will need new rechargeable AA's.
Here are a bunch of computer parts that I invented, but couldn't get patented. Useless unless you happen to wear thick glasses taped together in the middle. (If you build computers, you might want the boxes.)
Perfectly good computer speakers. Adjustable volume. Woot!

I think that most of the printers you are about to see work just fine. I replaced them for various reasons over the years, such as expensive ink, networking issues, or the fact that I got ticked at the Indian guy on the tech support line that couldn't even speak Hindi very well, let alone English. In retrospect, however, that was good training for dealing with eClinicalWorks support. Those guys always ask me which province I'm from.

Anyway, this one is a hp J6450 All-In-One.

Lexmark X7170 All-In-One.

hp Officejet 6110 All-In-One

HP Deskjet 932C. This one was my favorite printer. It comes with a USB cable, and also, as a bonus, a gigantic serial port cable in case you're still using an Apple IIe. I only quit using it because it doesn't network. Great for home computing, kids' projects, etc. if you don't need to print from multiple machines. No idea if they still make drivers for it.

Random Cordless phone. I think it works.

This one is a Linksys cable modem, model CM100. Not the latest equipment, but works well, and is reliable. If your Internet is through Cableone, you can substitute this for the one they are renting to you for $12/month. That's what I did.

JBL 5.1 surround speakers, with their associated wall mounts/stands. The center speaker is missing, but other thatn that, it is a nice set. The subwoofer is awesome!

A couple of DVD RW drives that work. I think one of them doesn't write very well, but both would be passable DVD players for just about any computer.
17 inch flat screen monitor, the old school kind. It works fine, good picture.

This wall-hanging whiteboard calendar has been replaced by updated technology (i.e. the smartphone and Google Calendar). It comes with magnetized eraser, and the black squares are permanent. Very Pottery Barn-ish, if you're into that sort of thing.
Well, there you have it. One person's trash...

If you want anything on the list, just make a comment to that effect below. If somebody has already commented, you can still make a claim in case the first person dogs me. Include how you want to do the handoff in your comment. Anything not claimed and taken will probably go to Deseret Industries on Saturday, 2/18.