Archive for February, 2013

work station

It has always been my policy not to talk about work on this site, but I will make an exception for R’s creation which has made my life loads and loads easier.

This is not your standard work-issued computer. The one I had was always conking out due to all the graphics, tables and charts I had to make (who woulda thunk, eh?), so R made me my own computer. At personal expense, I may add.

R is the family geek, with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering to prove it. He would have given me a monster of a computer, except that I don’t do gaming and I have a budget. So something that was secure (specifically, not Microsoft), suited to my work requirements and within budget was just fine.

He came up with a dual monitor set-up that I’ve been using for the past two years. Specs (as dictated by the computer master) as follows:

AMD Athlon II X3 455

Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H

Samsung 2x2GB RAM

Sparkle NVDIA 900GT 1GB

320GB WD Caviar Blue

Corsair CX430 PSU

Cooler Master Elite


Level One Wireless Adapter

Dual Monitor

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Haha! Does anyone understand what all these means? Because I sure don’t!

As far as I am concerned, as long as it runs and makes my gazillion papers without freezing, I’m good.

On another note, that desk is a mess.


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