My New Coaster

Unfortunately, hard drives don’t last forever. But you can keep using them. Here is my friend Kevin‘s external hard drive shortly after it died.

I love opening electronic equipment after it no longer is in use, so that’s what I did with the hard drive. I left it sitting on my desk after opening it. I started using it as a coaster for my coffee cup.

A few days later I came across some of those rubber footpads that are used to keep things from scratching up your table. I stuck four of those to the bottom to keep my “coaster” from scratching my desk.

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One Response to My New Coaster

  1. Tim Bray says:

    I’m so glad you finally wrote this post. It was awesome watching you create the thing first hand from the desk next to you. Cheers! I think you have fathered a new trend!