Topic: CJ's ramblings
Well, that was an interesting Summer... and, er, Autumn.
I have a few interesting things to report. First off, my beloved Vier (Mac LC475) died earlier this year, it's onboard SCSI controller died. It's replacement, Funf (Mac LC575), died a similar death. Then the hard drives went on Mothra (my G3 upgraded Powermac 6100), as well as Luxembourg (my Pentium 166MMX).
Lost everything that hadn't been backed up.
On a positive note, I acquired a few new systems, and have upgraded a couple of old ones, too.
My Sun Ultra 5 (Cinq) was upgraded with 512Mb RAM, an 18Gb HD, CDRW, and a 440MHz CPU. It's now my main machine, running Debian "etch"!
Also picked up a Sun Blade 100, which was upgraded to 1Gb RAM, and 80Gb HD, and DVDROM drive. It serves as my office machine, and runs Solaris 10.
Further into my Sun collection, I've been tweaking both Malcontent (my Sparc IPX) and Sunburn (my Sparcstation 10). I'm running Redhat 6.2 on both, and am slowly tweaking them to my liking. Even tried my had at developing some X-stuff... more on WHY later...
Also, I FINALLY picked up a 4Mb VSIMM for Hidamari (my Sparcserver 20) and am enjoying 24-bit colour for the first time on a Sun4m machine! This weekend will be spent setting Hidamari up and trying out different window managers. When I finally find that 18Gb SCA drive that I've misplaced, I'll likely install Solaris 9... my full Solaris 9 media kit should be arriving soon...
I also bought anoher Powerbook G3 Lombard as a parts machine, so I could fix Nadia, my original 400MHz Lombard. Swapped the HD out of the new Lombard and into Nadia, and she booted! Turns out, it was just the hard drive that died. So, once I install a new HD into the new Lombard (aka Andrea), I'll have TWO Lombards!
And lastly, on a more interesting note, I've FINALLY found a Picasso II graphics card as well as a Toccata sound card for my beloved Ami-chan (my Amiga 2000). It only took eleven years! I've also picked up a Vlab capture card, as well as a Video Toaster 2000 card... once I get my hands on a Time-base Corrector card, my media-creation machine will be back in action! Time to finally make my movie!
Oh, and I've finally gone wireless...
So, that about sums up my summer. Had a few beers, met a few new people, swapped a few stories, and bought some new toys. Can't speak for Slam though, as he seems to have vanished from the face of the Earth (last sighted by me - April 2007).
At any rate, I'm gearing up for 2008!