ProjectZMC is now HIGHTECHZ.
What is coming is what I have been setting up all week. Perks of having a mother with too much money and no patience for computers is a practically new hand-me-down. Her OS crashed and she just went ahead and bought a new one. New OS and it was good to go. Here are the stats:
Dell Pentium 4 2.4ghz, GeForce Graphics, 256 mb ram, 40 gig HD (more than enough for my mp3's).
In the mail: 1 gig ram, 220 watt DC-DC converter with startup/shutdown controller, new USB GPS antenna, new USB bluetooth and wi-fi cards, keyboard/trackball combo, nifty 4-port USB hub.
I was using an internal wi-fi card and the usb was hooked in the back. Problem was it couldn't get a strong signal through the metal. So in the cubby will go the 4-port USB hub, and bluetooth and wi-fi adapters.
For gps, I was using the MS streets and trips antenna, which worked half the time. When it worked, it was ok, but I also didn't care for the blue light from it out in the open. My car draws enough attention.
FINALLY THERE WILL BE AUTO STARTUP AND SHUTDOWN
Manually pressing the button is a pain. I am really looking forward to getting it all in this weekend. And I have spent this last week working out all the software quirks in the old system. More photos to follow, probably on Monday.
Thanks all for the good words.