My Computing Power

Everybody needs a computer at home these days... I just happen to have a few more than one. Some are simple set-ups, but others perform a few very handy tasks... there are a few step-by-step guides on how to do these in the pages below.

borg - Acer Aspire R3700

Acer Aspire R3700 [borg]

This is one of the PCs which has been my media PC and was strapped to the back of the telly. It's a mini-ITX unit that consumes no more than 25W.

My Desktop PC [picard]

Desktop PC [picard]

Obviously, I really need a higher power desktop PC for doing some serious work on... or just surfing the web ;-)

Inspiron 14 5485 Laptop [worf]

Inspiron 14 5485 Laptop [worf]

At times I missed not having a wee laptop (like my old Eee PCs), so I eventually bought another one.

The Kids PC 1 [riker]

Kids PC 1 [riker]

All of those spare parts from upgrades put to good use :-)

The Kids PC 2 [la-forge]

Kids PC 2 [la-forge]

All of those spare parts from upgrades put to good use :-)

v-ger - Mini-ITX PC

Mini-ITX PC [v-ger]

This used to be my low power house server that was powered up 24/7, but since the server has been upgraded, this has a reduced role of a desktop PC now - it's currently a spare.

Raspberry Pi [gav-pi1]

Raspberry Pi(s)

Any gadget man worth his salt these days must have at least one Raspberry Pi - well this is my 2nd one - my Mum has the 1st.

locutus - House Server

The Server [locutus]

This is my house server that is powered up 24/7. It's part of my house multimedia system.

Retired Computers

Things move on... and at times so must my computing power.

Eee PC 4G (701)

Asus Eee PC 4G (701)

Initially, I was just sharing my experiences with my Asus Eee PC 4G (701) where I'd been doing some hardware and software modifications to it. Since I cribbed information from various forums and web sites, I felt it only fair to pass my information back into the community - that's the whole ethos of Open Source after all.

Eee PC 901

Asus Eee PC 901

Just after (well just before actually) I sold my Eee 701, I got an Asus Eee PC 901 which was a cracking replacement - faster, larger screen and more storage.

data - Nano ITX PC

Nano ITX PC [data]

A low power PC that was initially my house server and then became my media PC was a Nano ITX PC that consumed no more that 25W of electricity, so was ideal as a 24/7 box!

Nook Simple Touch

Nook Simple Touch

Fancy a cheap Android tablet that is daylight readable (with an e-ink display)... then root a Nook Simple Touch.

My Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

What good is a gadget man with out a PDA? Well this one was a bit more special than most - a Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200. However, when smart phones came of age, this was sold to make way for my HTC Desire.

Naming My Computers

Being a bit of a geek and since my computers all run GNU / Linux ... they just have to be named.

Some people I know call their computers by malt whiskies, others by Scottish islands. I decided to go with Star Trek characters. My first PC was called "kirk" and when I upgraded it, the "next generation" of my desktop PC was naturally called "picard"... etc. Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn LiveJournal NewsVine reddit StumbleUpon Twitter
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