What have I been up to? I built a new computer, I did! It's not my first, I built a gaming computer a few years back. It's not too difficult so long as you make sure everything is compatible, but it's still a nerve-wracking endeavor for me... dealing with all these expensive bits and hoping I don't go all butterfingers and break them. It's not super high-end or anything since this is just my 'work' computer (I use a separate pc for gaming), but it's awesome. Boots in 12 seconds and is super quiet! I wuvs it.
Before, all tidy..
After! Making computers is messy.
Hmm, my first (well, my family's first) computer was an Apple //c back around 1985. It had a super fast 2400 baud modem, but of course going on CompuServe at those speeds got pretty expensive. Then I got an Amiga 1200 in '92. Color graphics and a whole 120 meg hard drive! My first PC was a Compaq I got while in college. After that I stuck with pre-built Compaqs up until, I think, 2008 when I built my first one. It's come a long way in 30 years. I wonder what they'll look like 30 years from now?