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First day back

Posted on 2004/01/05 21:37:46 (January 2004).

Yes, today was my first day back at work after a fairly long break for christmas / new year. It really wasn't too bad, all in all.
I've been considering for a while getting a new PC - to have as a server. I wanted something as small and quiet (oh, and cheap!) as possible, and pleasingly Simon at work had brought in some PC magazine or other which had a special feature on mini PCs. Scan seemed to be a good place to look.
In the evening had a nice Japanese meal including homemade kim chi (korean pickled cabbage), umeboshi (pickled plums), broad beans in soy sauce and butter (an obsession of mine) and lots of konyaku (kind of jelly stuff made from some kind of yam). I became less sure as to whether or not I actually liked konyaku. Gave my brother a call, poor bloke is suffering from chicken pox within just a few days of his wife giving birth to a baby girl - Katie (Katey?) Hawkins.

Comment 1

You could try as they have been really good in the past!

Posted by Rob Lang at 2004/01/06 16:06:03.

Comment 2

If you're looking for a small PC and aren't after huge amounts of processing power, a mini-ITX based box could be worth a go - the boards have integrated lan, graphics and processor so you just need some memory and a disk. and ultim8pc sell them.

Happy new year by the way ;)


Posted by Byrn at 2004/01/07 18:14:40.

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