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I should never be you first choice

for tech advice

but here goes anyway:

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For an easy and super cheap way to (1) raise the height of the laptop on your desk, or (2) give some air to an overwarm laptop (not a problem for me, though)

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dare the DOOR for more.

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   Consider PCV plastic pipe fittings.

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   What?

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   Think of a wide white plastic wedding band for a really large giant. I’m talking about couplings that connect two pieces of PCV pipe that’s about two inches in diameter.

   If you’re lost, go to Lowe’s and ask someone to show you PCV coupling 23901 or 23281. There are many others nearby. And some connectors are gray.

   Now if you need to raise your computer 2 inches or so on your desk–and believe me, sometimes a little elevation can make work a lot easier–you can easily do this by placing 4 couplings (costing maybe $4 to $6 altogether) under your computer. It’s a very solid support. Here are reasons for doing this:

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(1) Lessens back strain from looking down.

(2)  Allows you to “tuck” the front edge of an external keyboard which often (but not always) I use for long typing projects (my novel, for example). This way you can usually get several inches closer to your laptop screen.

(3)  Absolutely no heat build-up under the computer since it sits on pillars.

(4)  These “giant rings” are no muss, no fuss, and pleasantly portable.

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   Slight  work setting changes can make all the difference in the world. How did I discover this? They came from my spaceship model I roughly assembled and set by my computer when writing about going to another world.