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A vitae in computers


And a bit of fancy flavor text. This is more for me, as some kind of diary, than for anyone else. But if you have nothing better to do ($sad), you can read it too. Its covering the development of my computers over nearly a quarter of a century* and around nine-ish generations of x86 processors: from 286 up to core2. You may see some dedicated but dilettantish tinkering there. You will see the perpetual mainboard (14 years in serivce), the pressboard locker of computational awkwardness and some other gruesome stuff.

* holy shit, am i really that old now? It must be true, i have to pay taxes and work for a living. Sure signs of being old ;)


0th gen, a C= VC20 withpout power supply


I always wanted a computer, but they where quite expensive that time. Some day i got a battered VC20 without power supply from a flea market for only 20DM. That was rather cheap, although that thing was pretty outdated even then.

I tried to bring it to live with my father. Since we did not have a power supply, we build our own. Sad thing, we did not had any schematics, and so we failed. We shorted the big capacitor and blew it up:

Well, we had much for the money, although no working computer.
** A vitae in computers And a bit of fancy flavor text. This is more for me, as some kind of diary, than for anyone else. But if you have nothing better to do ($sad), you can read it too. Its covering the development of my computers over nearly a quarter of a century* and around nine-ish generations of x86 processors: from 286 up to core2. You may see some dedicated but dilettantish tinkering there. You will see the perpetual mainboard (14 years in serivce), the pressboard locker of computational awkwardness and some other gruesome stuff. * holy shit, am i really that old now? It must be true, i have to pay taxes and work for a living. Sure signs of being old ;) *** 0th gen, a C= VC20 withpout power supply I always wanted a computer, but they where quite expensive that time. Some day i got a battered VC20 without power supply from a flea market for only 20DM. That was rather cheap, although that thing was pretty outdated even then. img:vitae/vc20.jpg I tried to bring it to live with my father. Since we did not have a power supply, we build our own. Sad thing, we did not had any schematics, and so we failed. We shorted the big capacitor and blew it up: img:vitae/vcboom.jpg Well, we had much for the money, although no working computer.
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