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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tucson Arizona
Re: Coolest thing you've done with your mini? - 05-09-2009, 05:03 AM
My father is 67 years old and had just now found the internet truly interesting. Because he is a limited typist as I am, the lack of a great keyboard on a laptop is no real biggie. Anyways he was hogging my moms laptop and she stated that she was having trouble getting him off of her fullsize.
So... I bought him his own Mini 9 and set it up with one of my Family licenses. I sent it as an early surprise Father's day gift.
It arrived yesterday as I was midway on the drive of 135 miles between downtown Tucson and West Phoenix.
Since he was not familiar with the OSX interface at all I needed to show him around his new toy. So out in the middle of desert in nowhere Arizona I pulled off the road and fired up the DIR450 DLINK EVDO router with the Verizon wireless card and took over his computer. While parked out in the middle of the desert in the Gila River Indian Nation I connected to his new Mini by using the LOGMEIN software I had previously installed before shipping it east.
After showing him the ropes of OSX and feeling satisfied he could get around with ease I opened up a video chat on his computer using the remote software and called my own mini. I answered the chat on my side and dropped the remote controI. I just wanted him to appreciate the camera and the flexibility of the Mini 9.
We waved and said goodbye over the phone and I continued up the road to my final destination that is about 3000 miles from my dads house in the Metro Washington D.C area.
It was just too cool when I thought about it as I was driving back to Tucson later in the evening.
I pulled over into a rest area and connected back into his machine without calling him. Because of his unfamiliarity with OSX he did not realize I was connected to his machine while watching him answer his email. It was obvious he had quickly adjusted to his new toy so I dropped off and continued the rest of the way back home to Tucson.
Pulling back onto the Interstate I once again thought "Too Cool... too frickin' cool"
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Coolest thing you've done with your mini? - 05-10-2009, 05:12 AM
http://mydellmini.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 689#p35689
Using a Mini as a budget NAS!
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: Coolest thing you've done with your mini? - 05-10-2009, 01:08 PM
In the day of pain in the butt cell phones, seeing the Mini running a " Magic Jack " receive a fax on the front deck of my boat usually makes people turn their heads. Being able to talk on a home type phone is a plus without any roaming issues, not to mention the $19.95 a year.
http://mydellmini.com/forum/magic-jack- ... 50550.html
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