Teh Squeaky Wheel
"I see another “bombshell” “game-changer” “pivotal moment” “changes everything” “Trump is done” moment has occurred courtesy of John Bolton. Odd, the timing of this, but there you go."
G’day, Wheelizens…Mid-Week Day really gets my goat.
If I had to make a guess, capybaras ain’t kosher. OTOH, they don’t have cloven hooves and I’m pretty sure they don’t count as shellfish…
Hope that Mrs. Sven’s favored oak isn’t suffering from Sudden Oak Death Syndrome.
Congratters on going six weeks without a smoke.
FWIW, I’ve had good experiences with two ViewSonic monitors over the past (almost) twenty years.
While I couldn’t vote in yesterday’s gubernatorial runoff, I’m pleased my least-favorite candidate got his ass handed to him.
Good morning from hot and miserable SoCal!
Not sure about our oak tree -- it has some but not all symptoms of SOD. We’ll see what happens but I’m not hopeful. But then I’m rarely hopeful…about anything. Pessimism: the curse of the Bonk’s.
Good morning, Gentle Gerbils.
I have three desktop PCs on my desk. Two I built and one I bought but heavily modified. Building them is fun and allows hardware and configuration to suit my priorities. I like two DVD burners, at least four internal hard drive spots, lots and lots of USB sockets, 2 and 3, and while I like a fast CPU I do not need a powerful video card and I want a quiet machine. My last build is passing five years old now and I am very happy with it and don’t plan to replace it until it dies or some new tech makes replacing it worth while. This is what happened to the previous one, I wanted native USB 3 so I replaced it after two years. It is still in service with Windows 10, but sees little use. My third one is from 2008 and is kept as it has XP Pro and I use it for some hardware and software that does not run on the newer OSs.
Picking the hardware can indeed be a long and tedious process. I am picky enough about the case I spent a long time looking last time. I ended up reusing an Antec Sonata case from my first build in 2006 that I had stored in the garage. The best case I could find for my needs was an updated version of same and it offered no advantage over the old one for me and cost over $100.00. The old one worked great. (The Sonata is expensive because it comes with a power supply but I am picky there so I would just pull it out and replace it anyway. I use one brand of power supply. I buy a replacement when they are on sale and keep it stored so I have one if needed.
Good luck, I hope it works well for you.
Hiya, Sven and…Mac!!
…at least four internal hard drive spots…
I hear that; glad my Mac Pro “cheesegrater” box has room for four HDs and two optical drives, too. Maaaaaan…Apple really blew it with the current “little black trash can” design. All of the post-production and audio users I know hated it because there was no room to shove drives, cards, etc. into the case.
Apple announced earlier this year they’re working on a “modular” Mac Pro which probably won’t be out until next year; really hope they’ve learned their lesson. (The “Pro” market only represents a single-digit percentage of overall sales but it’d be nice if they still value that segment…)
Pessimism: the curse of the Bonk’s.
The Arbuckles share that curse; is it really pessimism or merely acknowledgement of reality? 😉
Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!
Oak trees take a long time to die, so hopefully Mrs. Sven’s will be around for quite a while longer.
The case that Teh Younger bought has plenty of room, making it easy to work inside of, as well as allowing for good air flow (it came with both front and back fans). There are four drive bays, plus locations for two SATA SSD’s and one PCIe SSD. The integrated cable management system is also nice. He has it running now off a 256 Gb SSD, while a 3 Tb HDD should arrive this evening.
Those sound like good specs, Paddy. I have SSDs as boot drives on all four of my computers. Love them. I have 240 GB drives. I am thinking about a 500 GB for my main PC later. They are getting cheaper and I don’t have as much extra space as I might like. Actually, the XP machine has a 180 GB drive but with the smaller footprint and limited use that is fine. I used to have a 120 GB there and that worked well so 180 is good. With my Win 7 box I normally have plenty of space but I have to watch it when I have a number of movies staged on it before copying to my storage drives. On my main PC I have four drives inside and three external drives hooked up all the time, with several I connect to do backups periodically. That is about 16 TB always connected. I do use a lot of USB connections.
Paddy, Thank you for the Facebook post about North Platte. I went to AoS to read it. Wow!