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Awesome Desktop there Eric! :thumbup:

 

Very nice Eric :thumbsup:

 

I like the Guy Fawkes mask :ph34r:

 

Also where is the lappy?

Yeah, I noticed that too :D

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Mask? Guy Fawkes? I don't know what you're talking about. AHEM! ;)

 

Oh, the lappy is on my other desk just to the right of the desk in this pic. Here it is, actually...

 

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Oh, and I'm snapping these pics with this really cool camera that Santa (my brother, actually) brought me for Christmas:

 

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:w00t:

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Really cool Eric, like the Christmas background on the desktop. :thumbup:

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This is quite a collection of computer books you've got Eric! I envy you.

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@ Ian... Yeah, I like that one a lot. Here's the wallpaper --> http://abstract.desktopnexus.com/wallpaper/861151/ and the matching Persona for Firefox --> https://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/442724

 

@ Réjean... Heh! Those are just the relatively current computer books. I've got books in boxes around here that go back to COBOL and the 8080A microprocessor. ;)

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@ Réjean... Heh! Those are just the relatively current computer books. I've got books in boxes around here that go back to COBOL and the 8080A microprocessor. ;)

That really brings back the memories.

My first computer had an 8080 chip. It was a Heathkit H-8 build it yourself (sort of).

http://oldcomputers.net/heathkit-h8.html

 

Those days were a ton of fun. Now we just unplug a card from a slot and plug in another and it works. No dip switches or assigning IRQ's. Crazy!

 

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I have a great book called the 8080A Bugbook around here somewhere. This is the processor we used in the training computers when I went to tech school back around the time Noah was building his Ark. ;)

 

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I have a great book called the 8080A Bugbook around here somewhere. This is the processor we used in the training computers when I went to tech school back around the time Noah was building his Ark. ;)

 

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Obviously, you are mistaking the 8080 chip from the mid to late seventies with it's predecessor the 8008 which is what Noah used to build the ark. :hysterical:

 

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You mean 8008 BC? ;)

That must be the technical term for it. :hysterical:

(Does BC stand for before computers?)

We always just called it the 8008 or the Intel 8008.

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The first not-so-micro processors:

 

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Now you're just making me miss my refurbished Fisher tube amp. :angry:

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That was the best sounding stereo receiver I have ever heard (from any manufacturer in any price range) bar none.

It was originally manufactured in the early 60's.

I rewired it with silver coated wires I bought from the NASA surplus store and replaced the tubes with some I had seen in a brand new $10000 stereo amp (Sensuous Sounds or some other specialtyshop). I built a custom oak enclosure for it. Then I built a pair of high output speakers with matching oak finish. The set up was bulky and heavy, but the sweetest sound. If only I hadn't gotten tired of moving it when I was nomadic.

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Very nice and tidy indeed ... did you clean it up for the picture or does it look that way all the time?

 

You know what they say about a clean desk...

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No. It looks like that all the time. It's an anal thing. I have a plaque somewhere that has that quote, Fran:

 

"A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind." ~Albert Einstein

 

Friends at a place I used to work chipped in and bought it for me.

 

I'm a neat person, but not a very good housecleaner. While things always look neat and arranged wherever I live, the odds are good that there is 3" of cat hair and a whole herd of dust T-rexes under the beds and behind the dressers. ;)

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Need to clean and straighten up a bit but here is where I spend 80% of my time while in the house 2AtlAJY.jpg

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Looks great--only one problem. Where's Anubis? Or is he only there when you're there?

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Looks great--only one problem. Where's Anubis? Or is he only there when you're there?

 

He is outside but doing ok

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Nice and neat. Bet you are gutted at loosing the vga monitor shown in post 115 :hysterical:

 

That was just for the Raspberry Pi of which is now headless

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