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Happy birthday to you
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stephenw32768
chryseis is two years old today.

I wish I could afford to buy it an extravagant birthday present, like an 18" TFT monitor, or two gigabytes of RAM.


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Wow, it doesn't feel like two years! o.o

Well, as those things are too expensive... I guess you'll just have to get it socks :D

Wow, it doesn't feel like two years! o.o

I know.

Today marks what is probably the halfway point in chryseis' useful working life. That's kinda sad; I've got rather attached to it. I always get attached to my computers *smiles at nysa, sitting on a shelf under his desk*

Well, as those things are too expensive... I guess you'll just have to get it socks :D

Or handkerchiefs; or a really bad musical tie that it'll thank me for politely and then never wear :-)

-Stephen

Awwwww :/

*pats Persun's case* It'll be sticking around with me for ages... =)

Or handkerchiefs; or a really bad musical tie that it'll thank me for politely and then never wear :-)

*falls about laughing* The tie, get the tie! :D

Already?! She's getting old fast!

I know! Before I know it, she'll have left home and will be making her way out into the Big Blue Room. At least I've brought her up well, so she won't shack up with the first WinXP box she meets.

-Stephen

My poor Rhianna is now 4 years old, and looking very much past her prime. Windows 98se and a venerable Athlon 700 is just not up to it anymore.

Soon she'll be retired, might see if I can persuade the IT guys at work to let me use it as an email and music playing box at work, like some of the other coders.

Her replacement will no doubt be expensive, but I've reached the point where theres nothing more I can do by upgrading.

Now, I just have to decide on a name... maybe Kirika? :)

Windows 98se and a venerable Athlon 700 is just not up to it anymore.

Win98 was never up to it in the first place.

chryseis is built around a 900MHz Duron, and is just dandy for everyday geeking around. The only times that it feels slow are:
  1. sound processing. I've done some audio stuff for church, making CDs of taped sermons. Noise reduction on half an hour of 16-bit stereo 44.1kHz takes a fair while;
  2. compiling big chunky software packages like Mozilla takes forever. Yes, I compile software from source. No, I don't care that there are prepackaged versions available.

I can live with both those things; but in a couple of years' time, self-compiling applications is going to be even slower, as the apps in question will be that much bigger. At which point, I'll see about dropping a few thousand on a Sun :-D

might see if I can persuade the IT guys at work to let me use it as an email and music playing box at work

My boss gave me permission to use our spare Sun for my own projects. Should have a public IP address for it by next weekend.

-Stephen

True, but I play and write games on mine (mostly play, I don't bring my work home too often if I can help it), so anything other than a cutting edge Windows box starts to feel pretty clunky after a while.

Yes, the needs of the Windows gamer are different from the needs of the Unix geek. I tend to forget this.

-Stephen

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