Ya, I live in Hudson NH, east side of the merrimack river...
I have yet to really get started with the truckputer... Between convincing my wife that it isn't another one of my science projects, and constantly changing my mind on my strategy, I really haven't started. Maybe the wife is right
I went from looking for a older ibook on ebay that had a damaged screen, to maybe a mini-itx running a linux distro (yep that is a linux tat avatar), and back to mini-mac (and if it goes well maybe an apple tat won't be too far off).
Good luck on the eject item, and keep us posted b/c there are many who will follow in your footsteps, if ya figure it out.