Tuesday, July 22, 2008

No Possible Dylanesque Reference Here

I am in Hardware Heaven. Almost.

We have four new laptops and docking stations that will do good and useful things.

When I get admin privileges.

We have three new desktops which I will configure with two specialty cards of one type and one specialty card of another type. All PCI.

Except the specialty card of the first order takes special cables. Which I don't have.

And the specialty card of the second type was sent to us as PCMCIA. Not easy to make them work with desktops.

Plus, no video cards, and no video on the motherboard.

So, I'm unable to really do what I need to.

And we have spare hard drives to back up the main hard drive. SATA. Might I take this moment to mention that SATA is the coolest thing, a far better interface than the wide ribbon cables of IDE and SCSI.

Installed HD: 250GB. Biggest hard drives I have ever held in my hand.

Backup HD: 80GB. Not bad, but that could make a dd difficult.

Might I add: If we can decide on a good angle for SATA cables and stick with it, I'd really appreciate that.

But still, shiny new machines, shiny new monitors, and I don't have to take a drill to any rivets to make anything fit.


Pribek said...

So sing your praise of progress and of the Doom Machine,
The naked truth is still taboo whenever it can be seen.

Bob Dylan-"Dirge"

close as I could get

Dave Jacoby said...

Yeah, I know. Most of the time, just as a recurring theme, I try to make the subjects a recast of a Dylan lyric. "No Direction Home" -> "Sans Direction", etc. But quite often I fail. But at least I'm posting....

MooPig_Wisdom said...

You seem to have a good day in Hardware Heaven:

This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
B Dylan [don't know the context]

"But quite often I fail. But at least I'm posting...."
by Sans Direction [sans Dylan; me thinks you can go it alone... no?]

You see, I relate to your context, but I could be prejudiced.

Dave Jacoby said...

I can go it alone, I'm sure. I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, etc. It's just it was part of my original theme.

Then again, that's how it is in music. Imitate your idols until you have enough to say to go it alone.