Some Interesting Machines!
These are the computers I own which aren't just ordinary run-of-the-mill
PCs. [I have one of those too - mnementh is
the Linux box I use for real work...]
I've now acquired a Connectix QuickCam, and have been able to take
some pictures of my collection, using
software running under Linux (naturally!)
Some technical information
about QuickCams is available, if you're interested.
Each machine is described on its own page:
Machines I used to own but don't any more:
What are those silly names?
So why the funny names? Well, they're a reference to the Dragon series
of books by Anne McCaffrey.
I've not been so interested in the books
recently, but I still like the naming scheme - I'm naming
all my computers after the dragons. This provides a nice
large name space, as
The larger machines in the collection are named
after bronze or gold dragons, whilst the micros get named after
the smaller blue and green dragons...
A few machines have the names of Pernese minerals; this is because
those machines are on the network at the office where I work, which has
a vaguely minerals-and-gemstones related naming system.
Anything I can get my hands on!
Seriously, if you do have an old machine, of any description,
please don't just bin it; somebody is likely to take it off your
hands and give it a good home. Some of us still appreciate these
This page written by Peter Maydell