Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

afternoon in review

woke up at 1 or so.
good sleep.
skipped music, as did blythe and sherm. (no homework due)
went to dick's with blythe
went to a computer store to get quotes on parts
took blythe home
ran some errands
a file server will cost me $1,010.00, but then i'd have an extra computer being loud in my room.
instead... i'm thinking of just upgrading pieces of my linux box:
  • Keep:
    • case
    • video card (matrox g400 dual head)
    • sound card (sound blaster live)
    • one of my 16 gb drives (to boot off of)
  • Upgrade:
    • processor (from P2-400 to P3-800)
    • cdrom (from creative-labs dxr2 DVD to Sony 48x CD... who needs DVD? i have a real DVD player.)
    • floppy (don't have one now)
    • RAID 1 array:
      • maxtor 60gb harddrive (have this sitting around)
      • IBM 60gb harddrive (have to buy this)
    • motherboard (asus)
it'll end up costing about the same..... the money I save from reusing parts will let me get a faster processor, but I'll save on computer noise and space by only having 3 computers in here instead of 4.

BTW, what are good computer part stores in the Seattle area? I knew all the cool places around Portland, but I haven't been having very good luck here. :-/
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