appreciate the small things, like logos ^_^
Well, first of all, does anyone know where these little stickers all of a sudden come from? (or did I just spot them while they have been around for ages?)
I’ve seen them on a variety of electronic gear lately. On stuff I just bought for instance and I went like “don’t throw it away?... Well, I was planning on using it, if you don’t mind, I just paid for it…”
That same sticker also was on this heat gun my friend Gabriël used during the restoration of a couple of windows and somehow I think they could’ve done a better job for a sticker with some advise on it, like, don’t light your cigarette with it! (but Gabriël is a cool lady, this trick went well without a
burn flaw! *^_^*)
Not long ago I couldn’t help myself and bid on this mug on eBay… it’s a blue mug with a logo in gold on there of CRAY research, inc. ^_^
I guess I now officially suffer from some old supercomputer romanticism … *^_^*
Just like SGI, the heydays of Cray are long gone, but I keep having a soft spot for that stuff (out of that era too)... Somehow nowadays supercomputers, even though they are a gazillion times faster than their predecessors, somehow (imho of course) they’re less ‘super’. Same thing goes for cars imho, the best supercars were made in the seventies… (also imho of course!) you can check my dreamcar list for instance, that one hasn’t changed in ten years I guess… Loving old stuff does have its advantages ^_^
Maybe it’s because this is the stuff (computers and cars) which were on top of the hill when I first knew that this gear even existed and somehow, in my mind, it never got better than that! ^_^
Well, of course it did get better, but it was more exotic back then for sure. Cray for instance now uses Opterons… (and SGI uses Intel Itaniums). I mean, I’ve got an Opteron in my closet!. This stuff used to be made from stuff no one ever heard of! Ah well… on a sunday like this I like to sit in my spare room full of old gear out of the golden age (imho) and this mug complements it very well!
It’s quite impossible to make a photo of this mug (although I made these shots with a webcam…), because of the golden logo… it reflects way too much to be able to get a nice shot of it, but you’ll get the idea…
Well, I need to get back to some development now (for which this extra room turns out to be excellent!), more on that coming tuesday.
(although pics start to surface on flickr ^_^)
It isn’t about the adapter, that’s still in the pipeline too, but will surface somewhat later…As mentioned in the Message from Mark's family this site has been made static. This means that it will be no longer possible to comment on his ideas and projects, but that we all can continue to cherish his creativity.