Hold the mouse over a component in the above picture to get a
On a whim I have named all the computers after Greek gods (names
Storage Space: 340GB
(Based on Manufacturer Ratings)
I love this case... I
didn't have to cut the window ;)
512MB DDR333 RAM
(Integrated ethernet, USB2, Firewire, SerialATA...)
GeForce4 Ti 4600
Maxtor HDD (ATA133,7200rpm)
Epson Perfection 1200S Scanner
Daewoo Flatscreen Monitor
X45 USB Joystick and Throttle
IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
computer has the printer attached among other things.
Blaster Live! X-Gamer
Cyborg 3D Gold USB Joystick
Case w/ 400W Power Sup
Network Everywhere NIC
This replaced my Handspring Visor Platinum recently. Unlike the
Visor, this can actually use my network, so it rates a place on
this page. The AximX5 has 64MB of built in memory with automatic
allocation to storage and program memory. It runs PocketPC 2002.
There are built in Compact Flash and Secure Digital ports. The
screens are a little smaller than the iPaqs, but these are way,
way cheaper. There is also a 400MHz Intel X-Scale Processor.
I have added a linksys 802.11b CF card (wireless network) and
a 256MB SD card into the mix. Now I've a Compaq and a Dell! Who
would have imagined that?
If you want to know about this one, check out its page HERE
If you didn't see the link to this before, you weren't paying attention.
My second "case mod." It has its own
page, just like the Pegboard. Go into the light!
My third case mod (and the first that has an actual case). It
countains LEDs, some electro-luminescent cable, and a liquid neon
light. And surprise, surprise it also has its own
Hephaestus is made up of spare parts leftover from
the PbC part 7 saga. It's used primarily for financial work and
web surfing. It contains a PIII 550 and 384MB of RAM. I think this
is the fifth motherboard that case has contained.
10/100 8-Port Switch
Auto-Sensing, etc, etc...
It does a nice 5.5MB/sec transfer.
SMC Barricade Router
4-Port 10/100 Switch
My new router (after two Linksys ones that
died right after their warranties expired) is an SMC. For about
the same price as the linksys, this one has the 4-port switch built
in as well as a print server (parallel port on the back).
This wireless access point transmits at 2.4GHz and allows
11Mbps network traffic.
It also uses the nearly useless 128-bit WEP encryption.
Not on the Network
The PS1 is the first computer my family ever owned.
It was even our primary computer all the way until 1996-7 (one
of the two). Built in 1991 according to the label on the back
(though there may be reaason to think it was earlier), this 286
really dates the progression of PCs in the last decade.
This is a really weird interior.
I work on computers a lot, but I can ony identify a few things
here. The HDD is a whopping 30MB! And yet I still have like 5
games on there. Credits from "The Quest for Camelot"
are pictured on the monitor (kinda like "King's Quest").
Anyway, the ribbon cable that goes to the HDD is as wide as a
SCSI cable today, but the computer didn't cost enough to have
a SCSI anything when we bought it, so go figure. All of the expansion
cards are plugged into the motherboard through ribbon cables and
not the usual PCI or ISA slots we have grown used to.
This is the first computer that I actually
owned. My father brought it home from work one day (completely
surprising me) and handed it over. I sat there and stared at the
pretty O/S2 Warp screens for many a day before we put a useful
OS on there. (BTW: O/S2 has two uses, Mahjong and customizing
icons...) After getting Win3.1 and DOS 6 on there, I set to work
buying cheap games and trying to make them work. The best
game on there is "Buzz Aldrin's Space Race," a really
cool game if I might add. After we bought the Packard Bell I pretty
much stopped using it.
Those blocks on the left are not actually bundles of plastic
explosives. They are, in fact, batteries. They weigh around a
pound each and I only ever got them up to a max of 40min each.
The power brick on the right is not heavy but takes up a heck
of a lot of space in a case. The track ball is the only one in
existence that I actually like, and it is just soo easy to use
on a plane. The laptop is an Intel 386 running at one of three
MHz: 6, 12, 25 (bios selectable). The computer is the host of
a dead CMOS battery, so I get to reset everything averytime i
turn it on. The monitor has a small problem as well, half of it
goes dark after it gets hot (one of the back lights cut out).