Wednesday, June 15, 2011

That one time we built a computer in our kitchen

If you want a media center built right, you have to do it yourself.

By "media center," I mean home for all things media related in the Harris household - music, movies, TV, etc.

Apparently, this basically just takes a computer that is built and set up in the right way.

Thankfully, my hubby's brilliance extends to building and setting up such things in the right way.

Which is how it happened that we found ourselves in our kitchen last night, building a computer.

This is probably where I should mention that it took me all of about 30 seconds to hurt myself.


And this was one of those cuts that sliced under my skin. Kind of like a hard core paper cut, you know? Anyway, it hurt. And it happened while we were pulling the first piece - literally, the first one - out of the box.

So I pretty much spent the rest of the time taking pictures. Using my middle finger, since my index one was the injured one.


I also handled a screwdriver a few times, and unwrapped some things. It was actually a big deal that I unwrapped things because *apparently* static electricity is a big deal with computer parts and even a little amount that is too small for you to notice can ruin a part for good. Dallin told me this, and then expected me to touch anything. Silly boy.

So, we're cool? Right? Right?! I mean, have you built a computer in your kitchen?

Mm hmm.


  1. Very cool! No, I have not personally built a computer in my kitchen, but my son a.k.a. your husband built several:)

  2. Matt has built a computer, not in the kitchen but in the living room. :)

  3. Very cool. What is the computer for? Don't you each already have a laptop?

  4. Wow that is pretty cool! WAY out of my area of expertise :)

  5. Katie L. - it's our "media center," meaning it will play our DVDs, instant watch Netflix, music, TV, etc. It will also record TV, and hopefully we'll be able to convert it to work like a Wii as well! It will also be a place to backup our laptops to.


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