Fixing My Old iPod Color

I still have a 20GB iPod with color screen that my parents bought me for college in the mid 2000s. Recently it stopped working completely and I want to see if I can get it working again. Turns out the old iPod had a bloated battery, and a loose connector port on top of that. Here’s my experience bringing this old gadget back to life.

iPod bad battery
The bloated battery pack explains why the iPod popped open on its own
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A-OK Autumn

It’s December right before the big holidays, and the weather is getting rainy and cold out here in the Pacific Northwest. Time again to look over what I’ve done over the past season, which was autumn. Thanks to the never-ending pandemic, I don’t think I did very much. Just some end of season hiking and crabbing, and visiting some local places and back to Vancouver. Here’s what I’ve been up to for the last three months.

Mount Fremont Lookout
Mount Rainier and the Mount Fremont Lookout. First time I’ve visited the Sunrise area north of Mount Rainier. Simply magnificent.
Read More Year 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 long years! That’s how long this domain has been on the world wide web. As usual, I write a post every year celebrating the occasion without actually having done much on my websites in the past year. Ad revenue and traffic is abysmal as usual. I keep telling myself to create some artwork or something to spruce up the place, but never quite get along to it. The biggest news is that I fixed up the PHP in the crabbing log, and also started recording my crabbing tallies from the Puget Sound. Anyways, 15 years is a pretty good chunk of time. See you in a year for the 16th anniversary post.

Summer Summary

Summer is coming to end, and we can already feel the crisp coolness of autumn in the air. It’s once again to post some highlights about what I’ve been up to in the past season. I tried to take advantage of the good weather whenever I could, and did mostly outdoorsy stuff. I also had two overnight trips despite the pandemic. Not to far places, but still had fun. So here we go with the photo highlights.

Sea To Sky Gondola top view
That beautiful scenery of the mountains and Howe Sound from the summit area of the Sea To Sky Gondola.
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Savoring the Spring

It’s been a quarter year since my last post, so it’s time again to recap my past three months with some photo highlights. As the weather gets warmer, I started my hiking and shellfish digging for the year. Read on to find out what I’ve been up to.

Teneriffe Falls
Teneriffe Falls, a tall and beautiful waterfall in the Cascades.
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A Boring Winter

Meteorological spring has begun, so it’s time to put winter behind us. It’s a winter that I’m sure many of us would want to forget, since it was dominated by the pandemic. The shutdowns and fears of getting Covid limited what I could do and where I could go during the winter of 2020/2021, so this is going to be a short update of what’s been going on with me. Here is a video of me enjoying a day on the ski slopes.

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