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20110316 - all the cards, all lined up - IMG_2917

I re-organized our "gadget cabinet" because too much spare stuff was overflowing. A lot of items (8+ CD/DVD-ROMs, 3-4 DSL modems, old floppy drives, etc) were moved to the media room and put on our awesome ceiling-high shelves (which are mostly used for 3,000 comic books).

 

This time I arranged all spare the PCI/etc cards in order of height. Only one would not fit. Old (1998-2000ish) soundcard + daughterboard combo. The card's length was greater than the drawer's height.

 

For laughs, imagine my disappointment when I installed what I thought was a combo network/modem card into a computer only to find out that both jacks were phone jacks and neither jack was a network jack. Thus, I had to write "MODEM" on it really big so I wouldn't make that mistake again.

 

We also have a spare P3-450mHz motherboard from 1999, from when I upgraded my old computer Storm. Probably still works. If Mist ever dies, we could replace its motherboard. I can't fathom it being worth such effort for a mere Pentium 3. But I can't fathom throwing away a perfectly good motherboard either... The new cost of everything in this picture is well over $1,000... Now it's worth almost $0.

 

PCI cards, TV tuner cards, cards, drawer, gadget drawer, modem card, motherboard, network cards, remote controls, sound cards, video capture cards, video cards.

 

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

March 16, 2011.

  

... Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com

... Read Carolyn's blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

 

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Taken on March 16, 2011