Monday, December 29, 2008
Of course, as soon as he was done, his little sister wanted in in this deal too. She too showed great patience and was rewarded for her effort.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I was very proud of her. She was not afraid to jump right in and wrench on stuff. She was in charge of stripping down each case and re-mounting drives and motherboards while I wired everything up. She even pinned out the control wires for Zach's computer. Obviously, this was a big turn on for me.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Just a little wiring left to clean up.
Ready to plug in and install an operating system.
Look at those cores ready to work. I spent the day doing some video stuff and this thing is really fast. I rendered 24 minutes of 1920 x 1080 progressive HD video (h.264) in about 10 minutes. My old computer probably would have taken 6 or 7 hours to do that job. I used to have to plan renders around sleep. Now I can just take a quick break.
Intel Core i7 920
EVGA socket 1366 Motherboard
EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX260
6 Gigs of DDR3 1333 RAM
I reused my case, power supply and drives.
In the end, I did this for 1/3rd the price of a Mac and it benchmarks out faster.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
This is my mom and I at the docks, probably in San Pedro. My dads friend was a Merchant Marine captain. We would go check out his ship whenever he was in the country.My sister Linda, me and my Brother Bill in 1967.
Yes, even a swimmer back in 1965.