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Old 10-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Device: iRex iLiad v1, Blackberry Tour, Kindle DX, iPad.
iLiad Battery Hacks: Part 1 (the basics) -- Now in verse!

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!

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