The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Thinking outside the dusty box

My computer has a rather odd cutout in the front that tends to accumulate dust:

[No, it doesn't glow; I'm just lighting it from behind.]

I've noticed recently that it's accumulated a metric buttload of dust (the shot above is after I've removed quite a bit of it, as shown below). Even Mark remarked how dusty it was in there.

So, the problem: how to go about dusting the thing. It was a thick blanket of dust, and I headed into the garage of Chez Boca thinking I might find a vacuum with a nozzle attachment that would fit in there when I came across the perfect solution:

[Not just for breakfast anymore]

The Lint Roller!

It's really just a very wide roll of masking tape with the sticky side out. The method is easy: just remove the outer sheet (it's about 6″×4″) and apply it to the dust.

[Forced evacuation of dust bunnies]

A few lint sheets later and the computer is now dust free.

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