Showing posts from August, 2023

The world needs more coders

The below is a chapter from my second book Learning to code again

Scrapping my broken laptop

I bought this laptop in 2016 when I started my consultancy. It is a Toshiba Satellite S55-C5274. It came with an i7 processor and 12 GB of RAM. My uncle help me with funds to buy it. I was in a rush of excitement and on a budget and I made a quick buy. It was not a good buy in hindsight. The speakers stopped working properly. The edge of the screen and hinge became broken. Keys stopped working and I had to use an external keyboard. The battery no longer holds charge. Years later it became extremely slow and unusable until one day it stopped working. I did some research on youtube and came to the conclusion that I dont have the expertise or tools to fix this. It would cost money I dont have to fix. Even if I was able to fix it then something else would break and it would stop working. I gave up on this laptop and decided to take it apart and scrap it for learning and experience and curiosity. I have seen people create art by taking apart devices and framing it. I do everything on mobile