Secure your computer

Author
Aron Schatz
Posted
August 11, 2001
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If your going to college and your going to be living in a dorm, you should read this.
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<p>Since I am going to college on the 19th of August, mom told me to becareful
because everyone will take advantage of a situation. What does that mean? Assume
people will steal anything you own as long as it is in the open. Always listen
to your mom!! Anyway, I was thinking about what she said and I didn't want that
to happen to my computer. I spent maybe a day trying to figure out how to secure
it to, lets say, a table leg. You can secure it around anything you see fit...</p>
<p>Now, I just had to figure out what to secure it with. I originally thought
of a bicycle lock. Dad agreed with me that we had to secure the computer, so
he took me to the Home Depot around here. He had a different reason to go, he
needed to fix a toliet Wink. After we got what Dad needed, we search for a drill
bit. After searching in the fastener section (we needed velcro, another article
on that later), we saw the very small cable. It was 1/8 of an inch thick. I
remembered that I had small holes in the case already. Now I wouldn't have to
drill anything Smile.</p>
<p><center>
<img src="../images/dormroomlockdown/location.jpg"><br>
Most cases have something to this nature
</center>
</p>
<p>Okay, so we needed the cable now. Well, saving money, Dad remembered that he
had fishing line that he didn't finish. Now before you jump to conclusions,
it was for tuna fishing and it was thin metal cable. Perfect for what I needed.
Anyway, we went home...
<p><center>
<p><img src="../images/dormroomlockdown/crimpnotneat.jpg"></p></center>
<p>As you can see above, we have a cable and something on the cable. That
something is a crimp. It basically smashes down to hold something in place,
and in this case, two strands of cable.</p>

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