I've mentioned it in another journal, but I have a new computer. I bought the parts online and assembled it myself. This is the first time I've done something like this so I'm very proud of myself.
I poured all my money into the parts that I didn't have enough to buy an operating system. So my new computer is running linux. I just recently strung Ethernet cord around (and through parts of) the house so I could have internet. The computer I've normally used is a college issued laptop so I don't have administrator privileges to install anything. So I'm very excited to be installing whatever software I want on this thing.
By the way this is the first journal I'm posting from the computer itself.
Currently the computer has lots of potential. The parts including a nice graphics card cost me a total of $1000. Hopefully this will be a good long term investment. With three fans it's a bit noisy but I don't mind it over the sound of my own fan (it's a bit hot nowadays and A/C is expensive). File management might be an issue since I'll still be using my laptop, but I'm sure I can figure it out.
So hopefully I'll be able to play video games on this thing pretty well. Although I don't have money for those now.
When I do get some more money I'd like to invest in a better keyboard, some nice monitors, and the best chair I can find (I'll be using it a lot now that I'm using a desktop).
Anyways this journal has dragged on long enough, and this old keyboard is making my wrists hurt.
5 years, 5 months ago
19 May 2013 04:24 CEST