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Sunday February 06, 2005
06:53 PM

Weekend Archaeology

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This weekend I bought a bunch of mid-sized plastic tubs from the local storage place, and went on a cleaning binge in my study. Amoung the random things uncovered were the receipts for the 300Mhz Celeron box I built in '99 "to carry me into the next century". The receipt noted $190 USD for an 8Gb Maxtor drive. Last week I picked up 160Gb for $60. That's ~$25/Gb to <$0.50/Gb in 6 years. Not bad.

The plastic tubs are clear, so it'll be easier to find stuff in the closet. So far I have one tub filled with power strips and cords, and another full of Cat5 and phone lines. I suspect I'll never need most of 'em. The SCSI cables went into the give-way pile.

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  • My wife and I started a reorg of the computer/office.

    The biggest task was to get all of the pc's and accessories on a shelving unit that is on wheels (it's blocking close we don't use much but need in it from time to time).

    I have several clear plastic tubs full of cords, too.
    • Getting my servers and printers (and the big UPS) on a semi-industrical wheeled metal rack was a good move. There's enough room under it for cables and such, and getting the boxes off of the floor keeps them from filling up with dog hair quite as fast.