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Old 03-27-2008, 01:22 PM   #11
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When we moved into our new flat, we had an extra portable, smallish, so we installed a special rack for it and put it over the work counter. Very handy for looking at recipes, also to play music while cooking.

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Old 03-27-2008, 01:55 PM   #12
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Now THAT is Saweeeet! ^^^^^

Looks like one of those display holders at Best Buy or Staples.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:32 PM   #13
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Question One - Does anyone have a computer in the kitchen?
Question Two - Has anyone specifically incorporated a computer into the design of the kitchen.
Question Three - Has anyone adapted a computer into an existing kitchen.

I do a lot of cooking research online. Sonetimes I wonder about incorporating one into the kitchen. Maybe a flat panel on the back of a cupbord door, Maybe on a wall with a KB & Mouse that slode out from the counter. I see eat in kitchens where the computer is somewhere in the room, just wondering it anyone made it mainstream.
I have a wireless laptop, but would not bring it into the kitchen for obvious reasons - spills etc. I bring it into the dining room adjacent to. That's as close as I'll get. I'm an avid watcher of HGTV, and have seen some pretty amazing appliances i.e. fridges with computers etc etc. You can even program frozen food to be cooked in the oven & set a timer, for when you will be home - ready to eat. Take a look at HGTV or go to kitchen shows. All the new stuff will blow your socks off.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:28 PM   #14
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there's even a program for sock re-installation!
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:53 PM   #15
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there's even a program for sock re-installation!
I need this because at my house, I'm the sock re-installer!!!!

Maniac, I love your laptop set up in your kitchen! Also, the magnetic knife bars on the fridge. Very cool.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:55 PM   #16
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I usually leave my laptop in the dinning room next to the kitchen as well. Last thing I need is something getting spilled on the laptop and having to buy yet another one!
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:24 PM   #17
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Have laptop/aircard, will travel!
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:53 AM   #18
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Last year, when I was filling in at the Halfway House on the golf course, I would take my laptop with me. They have cable TV down there, but, even that gets boring when the course is slow. At first, I was doing historical research, cross-referencing stuff from a book and a list on the laptop. When I finished that project, I started bringing in cookbooks with the laptop so I could type out recipes. One of the members actually asked me if I was playing games, or surfing the internet. When I told her that I wasn't doing either of them, but typing out recipes, she looked a little surprised that I was actually using it for a semi-work-related task.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:29 AM   #19
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Whatever you choose, don't get Vista Home Basic (new microsoft) on it.

I hate mine. It isn't compatible with anything, and I haven't been able to do a back-up since I first got it because it has a special section on the hard-drive just for that, and that filled up right away because it kept doing a new back-up every time it timed out. I'm supposed to be able to delete the older back-ups, but it refuses to do it.
It doesn't recognize my fairly new Hewlett Packard printer, so while the printer still works, I can't pull it up on the PC to calibrate it.
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