If your still building the picture frame (the 5300 is perfect for this) Use the Compact Flash adaptor instead of a Hard Drive (silent & less power), Pop an old wirless card in the PCMCIA slot, then share whatever folder your image display software is pulling from. Then you just log onto the shared folder and drop in whatever pictures you feel like looking at today. You can also intall remote desktop to make interfacing with and maintaining the picture frame easier. Artistcally, the nicer ones look as much like a real frame as possible, ie use a real frame and hide all the Tech. (but then the opposite, say an acrylic look w/ exposed electronics would also be cool) Have fun!
I've actually been thinking about modding my PB 2300c after installing some more RAM and a new display cable. One of the first orders of business would be to up the HD to something bigger (hoping for 2.5" SCSI because that leaves the IDE bus free for 2 devices), and I really want to add an external CD-ROM drive (a round IDE cable should make that easily possible. Final thing would be an IDE CF reader. Although a little inflexible (ie, turn off power before you insert card), it would be one of the best ideas I've ever had if it works.
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