Part I: The Audacious Beginning
Gather, my friends, and you shall hear
Of iLiad hacks to stun your ears
With awe, surprise, and even fear.
Bright the day and warm the dawn,
I thought my pad a little long
In tooth, so I went bravely on
Into the case, there I did find
Two batt'ries rated (not too kind):
Just 4k Coulombs -- clearly signed.
"Not much," I thought, "for what I need"
And steeled myself to do the deed
Guided by the helpful words
Of Calviny, my friend in need.
Part II: The Hopeful Journey
Ambitious, I yet dared still more,
Proceeding Netward to the store
I found two cells with even more
Yes, 10k Coulombs! That would serve
To give the iLiad vim and verve,
So I went forward with my nerve.
- Took out small and added broader,
- Fastened on with bits of solder:
- Doesn't really look much odder.
They fit quite snug within the shell,
And even with some batt'ry swell.
No need to mod that trim design:
The case will close precisely well.
Part III: Dismay, then Victory
Now turn it on-- and does it run?
It does! But sadly, not much fun:
Eleven hours, then it's done.
I search, I search, I search some more:
Some code, internal hardware tour...
Until my brain begins to snore.
The details not important here
Will all be told soon-- never fear!
Solution? Yes! (But second-tier.)
You all have waited far too long
Through this, my silly rhyming song,
To know the end of which you seek:
Results of this, my iLiad tweak:
I turned it on, I let it run,
For 35 hours! Wow -- I won!