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.
March 16, 2011.
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