Some weeks back, I got a bit of a shock when an old workhorse machine, stony grey in colour and shouting “retire me” in a thin, high pitched whine from its power supply, finally decided to euthanase itself.
It had been putting in its final hours, working at night time, happily rendering a client project. I was rudely faced with options which were poorly timed; Finally get around to building that mythical machine which I had been planning as a pet project since november last, or selling my soul and going to PC World.
Such are the narrow options one is faced with on a tuesday morning, and a deadline approaching. A quick ring around to suppliers, and the only option was quickly becoming clear.
2 hours later, a Compaq Presario desktop is in place. Ugly as sin it may be, but down the years I have found Compaq gear to be dependable and robust. My presario laptop is thrilled.
I reckon the mythical machine I had planned will have to wait for that mythical weekend.