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I finished part 6 today. 501 and 502 were kinda bland, but I shot for quantity over quality for those two just to get it out of the way. Part 7 should be the next and final chapter if there isn’t a short epilogue. Honestly I just can’t get it out my head as to how long this thing’s been going. I remember talking to J about a really early revision of this story on a bus going somewhere. I mean it really didn’t turn out the way I thought it would then, but y’know; some things change and some things stay the same.

So once in a while I do entries documenting the status and evolution of my art. I’m going to take this entry and start documenting the evolution of my so called “fleet” of computers; I also want to document the evolution of my room and how I store shit, but that’ll have to wait for another day. This short list really only includes active machines, specs and a short blurb; no more Latitude CpT C or Inspiron 500m.

dl004, custom, Colette

1x Winsis 400W
1x Abit AN7
1x AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (1833MHz, 1.38v)
1x Thermaltake TR2-M3
1x Arctic Cooling 80mm (8v, 12v)
2x PQI 512MB, DDR 333MHz
1x Sapphire ATI Radeon 9200, 128MB, AGP
1x Seagate 80GB, 7200RPM, PATA
1x Airlink 802.11g PCI
1x Coolermaster Centurion 590
1x Coolermaster LED 120mm
2x Yate Loon 140mm

Windows XP Corp SP3


Colette, the server, is the oldest member of the fleet, both in terms of absolute age and the duration for which I’ve owned her. Athlon XP 2500+ is seriously pushing six years now, having been released in February of 2003 – chances are it was probably manufactured even before that. The Abit AN7 is a bit newer, being one of the last Socket 462 boards released in mid 2004. Most of Colette’s core components I picked up in mid-2006 from the amazing Generalachoo and I spent a great deal of time learning how to quiet her down in the subsequent year and a half. Currently running 24/7; great stuff for the age.

dl012, custom, Motoko

1x Antec TruePower Trio 550W
1x Gigabyte EP35-DS3R
1x Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2140 (2666MHz, stock)
1x Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (PWM)
2x Super Talent 1024MB, DDR2 800MHz
1x Biostar nVidia GeForce 8600GT, 256MB, PCIe
1x Arctic Cooling Accelero S2
1x Samsung 80GB, 7200RPM, SATA
1x Airlink AWLH3026T
1x Hauppauge WinTV
1x Antec 900
1x Antec LED 120mm
1x Antec 250mm

Windows XP Corp SP3


Motoko is kind of the unheard of child in the family; similar to Colette, she came together over a really long period of time. Back in mid-2007, I got a free 2400MHz Northwood Pentium 4, board and memory from my dad’s friend. This combo did a brief stint as Osaka when Colette started doing 24/7 server duty and it eventually evolved into what’s currently Motoko, so she’s relatively new. Or, well, the average age of her parts are relatively new, I guess. Motoko is pretty much my “daily driver” at home; since I’m in school, she doesn’t get much love. The original Osaka has since been sold to a friend.

dl013, Hewlett Packard TC4200

Intel Pentium M 740 (800 – 1733MHz, 0.7 – 1.0v)
1024MB, DDR2 533MHz
Intel GMA950
Transcend 4GB, 300X, PATA
12″ XGA 1024 x 768

Windows XP Tablet SP2


The TC4200 is the oddball in the long line of Dells I’ve owned and used over the years. Obviously I use it to draw. It’s also kind of my “road warrior” since the battery life is pretty good for the size and I’m not too worried about scratching or denting or destroying a $450 machine. It’s kind of old, having been introduced in late 2005, but a good investment nonetheless. I was telling my friend that with a tablet PC you get a free PC with your tablet… or something like that. Currently using a 4GB SSD. Solid state for the win.

dl014, Dell Latitude E6400

Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (800 – 2233MHz, 0.925 – 1.0v)
2048MB, DDR2 800MHz
nVidia Quadro NVS160, 256MB
Toshiba 80GB, 5400RPM, SATA
14.1″ WSXGA+ 1440 x 900

Windows XP Pro SP3


The new daily driver. Probably two thirds of my computer time is spent in front of this thing. It’s Dell, it’s a Latitude, it’s not hueg. What more can I say? I can fit it in the backpack of my choice, it has a backlit keyboard, LED screen, 4hrs of battery, the potential to weigh under 4 pounds… just no SSD yet and the keyboard doesn’t’ resist grease very well. Did I mention it looks really cool?

Ok, that’s it for this entry. Hopefully more exciting news to come next week.

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