After having computer problems like I have the last weeks – broken harddrives, exploding power supplys (!), and corrupt BIOSes, sometimes you just want to do some physical damage to the old heap of metal and plastic.
Well… Here is the much less costly way of relieving some of that aggression.
I’m usually not much of a gadget freak, but occasionally a product comes along that just immediately makes me want it real bad, and the Asono Sound Hub is one of those.
It has almost a perfect feature set for this kind of device, even including an option to record from FM radio. It’s not out for a few weeks, and will sell for about 3500 kroner, which is too expensive for me at the moment … but I can always dream, can’t I?
I recently decided to invest in a upgrade for my old computer, which up for the last four years has been running at a measly 450mhz – not exactly state of the art these days.
Not wanting to mess around with a new motherboard, I bought a Powerleap slot-1 upgrade with a 1.4ghz Intel Celeron CPU from Jarep Data, as well as a GForce FX5600 card and 160GB hard drive from Komplett. The total cost was about 3500 kroner, which is not bad considering that this upgrade hopefully will might make this PC last a few more years…
Kristen Nygaard, professor at the University of Oslo, passed away this weekend, at the age of 75. Together with Ole-Johan Dahl, who died in June, he was the inventor of Simula, the first object-oriented programming language. He was also one of the main people in the campaign against Norway joining the European Union in 1994.
This follows close after Edsger W. Dijkstra, who died from cancer on the 6th of August. That’s three great minds and recipients of the ACM Turing Award gone in a little more than a month. Sad indeed, and also a sign that the pioneers of the computing age are slowly passing away. Rest in Peace.