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Getting through the night with an LS800#

A while ago I blogged about my friend Lee - who gave up smoking so he could buy an LS800.  Last night Lee found a creative new use for his tablet that possibly saved his skin.  There is a bit of a story behind it...

You see, we had a few drinks after work to celebrate a customer win.  It was a messy night.  I had to be poured into a taxi fairly early and some of the others, including Lee, carried on.  Now, Lee lives way out of Sydney - about 1 1/4 hours by train out.  He got on the train in his merry state and fell asleep.  He awoke about 40 minutes after the train trundled passed his stop.  In a panic he jumped off at the next stop intending to catch the next train back in the opposite direction.  He fired up the LS and jumped online to check the timetable and discovered that that was the last train for the day.  The first train for the next day was two and a half hours away!  It was dark and it was cold and there was no shelter at the train station.  Too far to catch a taxi - Lee was stranded, with nothing to do but wait it out. 

As he shivered on the platform Lee had an idea.  He turned the brightness up to full and kicked of a defrag on his LS800 and stuffed it inside his jacket - as a heater!  With the extended battery on it there was more than enough juice to keep Lee mildly warm until the next train.  So if ever you find yourself a drunken idiot stranded on a train platform at two in the morning - make sure you have a tablet to stuff into your jacket!

Amazingly Lee still showed up to work on time the next day.  Needless to say we have been giving him a very hard time.

Friday, July 20, 2007 1:52:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00) #   
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