Friday, May 27, 2011

The end of an era

Let's take a quick break from the zoo for something else.

A few weeks ago a local company had a free electronics recycling day, and I felt it was time to get rid of a few things. I have been a bit of a pack rat when it comes to computer equipment and so I had lots to take to them. As you can see from the picture of my vehicle about 90% of the way through the loading process I have a LOT of gear to give away.

As you can see I have monitors, printers, serves, mounting kits, storage devices, and even an old TV. After this picture was taken found even more equipment in my garage and proceeded to fill it to the top and also filled the passenger seat as well. By the time I was done with the first load I found that I actually needed to make a second trip for additional monitors and servers I had in the basement as well.

I mourn the passing of that age where I would happily aquire new equipment and build servers in the basement to fuel my passion for learning more about networking and software systems. Now I find that virtualization has quickly shrank the size of my "data center" and , thankfully, my electric bill as well.

"Nothing endures but change" -- Heraclitus


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