Today’s User Input comes to us in the form of a cry for help from the wilderness. If by “the wilderness”, we mean “my hometown where Techie still resides”. And by “cry for help”, we mean “random musing”. Commenter johnnymac09 contacted me yesterday, and presented me with his dilemma.
It seems he has a collection of “heavily used” Mac Minis in a stockpile on his desk. These are computers that have lived a hard life, and have multiple things wrong with them, and as such are simply not worth the time it would take to fix them, when replacements can be ordered for relatively cheap. So they’re being put out to pasture. And by “put out to pasture”, we mean “thrown out”.
Whether you like Apple or not, it’s hard to argue that they do not have stylish designs, and the Mini is no exception. So our valiant commenter is bound and determined to find a way to repurpose these stylish little boxes into something new and stylish. But that’s where we’re all drawing a blank. So we’re throwing it out to you, our ever-brilliant community, to help him solve his problem. He suggested replacing the rear access panels with little drawers, and turning the lot into a stackable storage solution, but there must be something more exciting than that!
What creative new project can johnnymac09 undertake that will give these valiant little boxes a noble new lease on life?
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