This is of course not what I wanted to talk about, but rather the slow decline and demise of my old PC. Bought back in 2003 for a grand along with my first digital camera (also fucked)and Printer thrown in (ditto) and was home to our first Dial Up internet connection (to AOL of all places, now cancelled).
It had a lot wrong with it in the end, starting with it not being able to play DVDs properly, having virtual memory problems, adding a Zonealarm firewall introduced a host of problems and corrupted a lot of things prompting an upgrade to a vista pc.. It lost a USB port due to the clumsy git installing my broadband, before it was relegated upstairs, offline and out of sight pressed into service to print the odd document or emulation fun.
Its final decline was announced by finding an old XP machine chucked out at work, slightly better processor and with a flat screen to boot. We took it home and cleared some hideous cyberpatrol rubbish off it and a load of Turkish MP3s. It was then that my old machines fate was sealed, I spent half a day off taking it apart keeping various bits and pieces (mouse and keyboard as well as a kettle lead for my new monitor) and reserving my old HD before it went to the tip.
Here are a few pictures I shot to say goodbye.
|DVD, CDR, and Floppy are your choice of drive.|
|They tied a knot in our power lead!|
|Groovy carpet check, Extra gubbins check.|
|On board Video by NVidia.|
|256MB of DDR RAM.|