My uncle came over today, and handed me an old laptop that he isn't doing anything with anymore. I am trying to see if I can do anything with it as far as a tinkering project goes, since I'm pretty good on computers and backup old computers right now. It's a Dell Inspiron 5000, and here are the specs I've found out about it so far: Celeron 600/500 mhz 160 mb RAM 6.01 GB IDE hard drive (I have a couple SATA drives laying around, but nothing IDE) WinXP Pro 15" screen 24x CD-ROM, Floppy Drive, 1 USB, Parallel and Serial ports, S-video and VGA-out, double height PC card. It has neither an Ethernet port nor a wireless network card, so I can't use it for just an email machine, and the hard drive is too small to use as any kind of server. It's 11 years old at this point, so I don't want to put more than a few dollars into it. Any ideas from the GT braintrust on novel uses for a laptop like this? I was thinking on making a photo frame out of it if I can't think of anything else. If I do go that route, and ideas on a compact software package that can do this? I've been browsing Google results, but a lot of what I initially found shows more advanced functions that I want -- downloading pics off the web, etc. And no, target practice isn't really an option, since it still works. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!