June 10, 2005

Computers

I have enjoyed working with computers for almost as long as I can remember. I used computers to learn programming in BASIC when I was very young. In middle school, I remember taking a night school class with my parents and other adults and I ended up helping the teacher with BASIC programming and other early computing topics. Later during college, I took some classes in programming in C. 

My wife and I are avid technophiles. You’ll rarely find us without some sort of device in our hands doing research, writing, drawing, photo-editing, creating websites, designing 3D models, playing video games, watching media, etc.

We cut the cord with cable TV years ago. We watch shows through Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Plex. Our main media devices are our iPhones and a Roku 4K TV.

Our collection is organized by the list below.

Computers

  • Self-Built Desktop PC
    • Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM
    • Running Windows 10 Home
  • Self-Built Desktop PC
    • Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM
    • Running Windows 10 Pro and other operating systems
  • Dell Chromebook 7310 13 Laptop
    • Core i3-5005U 2.0 GHz, 4GB RAM
    • Running Chrome OS
  • Gigabyte P56XT Laptop
    • Running Windows 10 Home
  • Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop
    • Running Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu MATE

Game Consoles

  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Nintendo Switch

Media Devices

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick (First Generation)
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Anker Nebula Capsule Projector
  • Roku 3
  • TCL Roku 4K TV

Network Devices

  • Asus Router
  • Foscam Wireless IP Cameras
  • HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One Printer
  • Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Network TV Tuners
  • Synology DS1019+ NAS

Project Assemblies and Accessories 

  • Raspberry Pi 3B running Pi-Hole network ad-blocker software
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+ running OctoPi 3D printer management software
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+ in pi-top [3] running pi-topOS
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W with WD PiDrive
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • pi-topCEED, pi-topSPEAKER, & pi-topPROTO modules
  • SenseHAT
  • Arduino UNO microcontroller

Smart Home Devices

  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple HomeKit
  • Ecobee
  • Feit
  • Google Home – Nest
  • Home Assistant Software
  • Ring

Smart Phones

  • iPhone 6 Plus – 128GB
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – 512 GB

Tablets

  • Amazon Kindle Fire (First Generation)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 (2017, Seventh Generation)
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