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Control Your Printer from Afar

Have you ever noticed how your laser printer usually is switched off when you want to use it? This simple hack will save you from having to leave your comfy chair just to switch it on. Ahhh, Nerdvana.

Laser printers are wonderful things, except they tend to be noisy and generate too much heat, even when they’re not in use. As a result, unless you do a lot of printing, they’re probably switched off most of the time. And they’re almost always switched off exactly when you want to use them. If you have a laptop, turning the printer on might mean having to climb the stairs to the office just to flip the switch. Do this enough times, and you’ll wish for a small child you can convince to do it for you, or an automated solution. Let’s focus on the latter, and leave reproduction for another book.


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