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Machines - my development setup.

Saturday, 10 June 2006 18:55
It is funny. As a programmer, you have a history with the machines you use. Most people have stories of old machines and fun times had with games, BBSs, BASIC, etc. You know, history.... The first time you got a math co-processor/modem/soundcard/color/8bit/16bit/etc. Your mouth actually drops at upgrades like hearing your computer make rich sound or detailed graphics. Computers are always evolving.

It is a bit crazy the number of computers that I have had in the past. But each one gets used until it doesn't work anymore....or it has been way surpassed in capabilities. I started using computers when I met the Atari 800XL, I programmed BASIC on it using the BASIC programming books and magazines. I would sit and type in code that I had no clue how it would work....all in hopes that it might run without any syntax errors. I also played the Atari 2600 a lot...

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Right now I've currently use:

As a programmer, you are always sitting. Investing in a nice adjustable chair is a must.
I have the leather version of this chair and I like it a lot.

Mobile setup
I like to use laptops for remote work. If I'm leaving the house, I take one of my laptops or multiple so that I can build and test on multiple machines at one time.
Tablet PC - Gateway cx2720 - Gateway Support - CX2720 Notebook Specifications
13" Macbook
Product Specifications dv3-2155mx - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv3-2155mx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

cpu-z info
HP Pavilion dv9700 - drivers [Software & Driver downloads HP Pavilion dv9825nr Notebook PC]

Home workshop setup
iMac 20" 2 screen.
Vista Ultimate 2 screen.

Dell Notes

Inside the Dell PC Restore Partition - i used a dsrfix to fix the restore MBR to use CTRL+F11.
How To Request Backup CDs for Your Dell Computer | Dell

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