Re: TIME TO GET CREATIVE!!! and have a little fun
How about using one to control a beer fermentation fridge?
I read about this use with a raspberry pi, but it would work just as well controlled through the serial port of your old laptop.
Mods will likely move this thread to community cafe, but that's as is should be. You'll get more responses there.
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just tell me.