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Micro USB port got torqued right off the board of my Logitech H800 wireless headset while charging by a panicking cat tangled in the cord.

Considering a DIY repair. But, pins 1, 2, & 4 tore the pads right off the board. #4 seems to be unconnected, while 1 & 2 seem to have a bit of the copper trace left behind.

I wonder if I managed to unsolder / clean up what's left of the old port, if I could do something with conductive glue & Gorilla glue to jury-rig a new port into place? #diy   #logitech   #repair  
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Hmm, I have the helping hand & magnifying glass station, just not the needle iron. Adding that to my wishlist...
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Huh, this motion gif of Cheddars and Catsby turned out pretty well.
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So, now I know what that button does. Sorry, folks!
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Having a "not good at computer" moment. Tried testing my camera for a Google Hangout, turns out I must have spammed everyone I know with a Hangout invite
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Yeah, BTDT.  I wish there was some kind of guide for using hangouts usefully..
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Music nerds: I need some modern prog rock bands known for funky changing time signatures. I feel out of the loop. Suggestions?
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Frost* are fun http://frost.bandcamp.com/
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Not to blame the coffee, but these beans are HUGE. Each the size of a peanut or larger
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How we party at my house on a Sunday night
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Catting around, hmm?
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Yes, Google, I know it's snowing. Way to rub that in. Jerk. #snow   #polarvortex   #moresnow  
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nice and sunny in va. loveit
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Oh god and now 30 people have all asked me what's up in individual chat windows. If I'm not responding, it's because I just got buried
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Update on that dead coffee grinder: Last week, my Baratza coffee grinder died. Parts were $15, 1 week delivery. 45 minutes & a YouTube video, all fixed. The new gear is actually quieter now. It also grinds just a bit finer than before, which is nice for espresso.
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