A breath of life – for old computers

31 01 2009

Most geeks and nerds* have computers sitting around for parts, to play with, and as components for the server farm in the future.

What do the rest of us do with our old computers? We don’t have the skills to boost them up and make them useable, do we? Well, why not? This article gives a metric dozen** things an ordinary person can do to extend the life of their old computer.

* Assuming, of course, that your particular flavor of geekdom or nerdism is “computer”. In my book, and most of my friends’, a geek or a nerd is someone who has learned the finer points of some niche by their own study into something they enjoy. This would include most hobbists – RC planes, model boats/trains, knots, climbing, canoeing/kayaking, stamps, music, reading, sewing, etc. “Self-taught proficiency” is a key concept.

**Metric dozen, based on units of 10, would be an even 10 items. I know, poor joke, but then it’s the end of the week….




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: