A section for my computers and computing-related links. I'll start with the links.
At the moment, I have four personal computers, a couple of computing devices, and a few game consoles.
My main laptop since late 2018 has been an i5 Thinkpad T480.
It's worked damn well since I got it. It's had a few upgrades over the years and it's going great.
|OpenBSD and Slackware 15||i5, 4 hyperthreaded cores||36GB DDR4||1TB SATA SSD||Integrated|
I was able to get my hands on a Pinebook Pro last year. It has stunning battery life (on the order of 7 hours) but driver support isn't quite there. Additionally, its power control chip is defective. You can plug it into the laptop, set it aside all day, and come back to it on a still-empty battery. You can unplug it on a full battery, shut it off, turn it on a week later, and the battery is dead, etc.
Like I said, it has good battery life but its power chip is awful. Its memory is a bit tight for web-centric stuff (4 GB). It's useful as a low-distraction device.
|Manjaro||Rockchip ARM BIG.little||4GB integrated||64GB eMMC||SoC Mali|
My Thinkpad T41
A pretty sweet old computer. Nice keyboard, screen looks okay if a bit dim, the memory's a real luxury after the D400.
|Windows 2000||Intel Centrino (?)||512 MB||120 GB HDD||Intel Integrated / Mobility Radeon|
The D400 used in the Old Computer Challenge
Update: the D400 died earlier this year.
Just look at the Old Computer Challenge page.
|Slackware 14.2||Intel Centrino (P2)||128 MB||30GB HDD||Intel Integrated|
My desktop, mosty for gaming.
|Slackware 15||AMD Ryzen 3600X(?)||32 GB DDR4||2TB SATA SSD||AMD R9 380|
Beyond what's listed, I've got a Raspberry Pi 3 for a home server and various old (and new-ish) game consoles, not of much interest.