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Lame Xmas lights hack

Article: 7586 of alt.hackers
From: (Beavis), MTV Networks, Inc.
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Lame Xmas lights hack
Date: 3 Apr 95 07:50:05 -0600
Organization: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Lines: 8
Approved: Your mom.
Message-ID: 3lpfor$
Status: RO

ObHack: Last Christmas we blew a fuse in one of our strands of lights.  Not

having an extra fuse around, and since the stores were closed, I went to my
box of junk in the closet.  Since I learned years ago to never throw anything
away, I had the end of an old extension cord in the box.  I removed about an

inch of wire from one strand of the cord and crammed it into the empty fuse
holder.  I believe I'll replace it before we use it again this year, but it
worked fine last holiday season.  Yeah, I know it's lame, but....

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