Blog entries from July, 2005

Hmmm… shiny hardware

Friday, July 29th, 2005 at 5:21 pm

At work this afternoon a number of us took advantage of a tour from the infrastructure services department to see one of the two machine rooms. Although it was smaller than I expected we did get to see the wide variety of hardware that runs all of the centrally run services as well as a section of the core network.

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update: Apple IIc and Apple Macintosh Colour Classic

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 at 3:39 pm

Following on my SGI Personal Iris update earlier today I have also added photo descriptions to Apple IIc and made some minor adjustments to Apple Macintosh Colour Classic

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update: SGI Personal Iris

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 at 1:19 pm

Just a quick note to say that I have extended the information regarding the SGI Personal Iris in my computer collection beyond a simple collection of photos.

As I no longer have an example of this system in my collection there will not be any more updates in the future…

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Time management

Monday, July 18th, 2005 at 1:30 am

Hi, my name is Stephen and I have a problem with time management.

In all seriousness this is true both with the time I spend at work as well as the time I spend at home. While it is going to be frustrating for the next six weeks as work as I will be 50% acting manager of the development team it is much more frustrating in relation to my personal projects.

This weekend just past is a perfect example as all I really did was go see a movie with a friend and drop my wheel off at the bike shop. That accounts for around three hours out of twenty-eight (fourty eight minus ten hours a day for sleep) leaving twenty-five. Including the three or so hours that I spent on saturday playing with Transformers and another two hours sorting out computers from my computer collection takes it down to twenty. What did I do in all that time? I know I didn’t work on any of the projects that I’ve been thinking about such as finding a nice RSS aggregator that suits my needs.

It is interesting that the site 43 Folders and the book that that site was inspired by keep popping up. Maybe they are onto something that works…

(It is ironic that I am sitting here at 1:30AM typing this when I should be asleep as I need to get up in six hours in order to go to work.)

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More Than Meets the Eye

Saturday, July 16th, 2005 at 4:17 pm

A slashdot article earlier this week prompted a fairly long discussion at work about Transformers and what toys each person had.

As a followup to this I dug around in the roof this afternoon to confirm my memories of which Transformers I had. So what do I find? Two triple changers, two cars and two mini vehicles:

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