How many computers in the house?

I went to the Lone Star Ruby Conference last week. 7 of us went out to
dinner one night, and we counted up how many computers each of us had at
home, that were operational and could be use if needed.

We counted 53 between the 7 of us. I only have 6, others had over 14.

What’s your inventory count?

Todd

I have a mac mini, there’s a 2004 IMB server running Ubuntu, two pretty
old laptops not doing so well, and my dad’s work laptops (2).

so that’s a total of 6 working computers.

My friend has about 15 I think, all fairly beefy gaming type computers
running XP or Vista.

I only have 5 but I gave some away recently, so I am not a total
slacker.

What’s your inventory count?

5

(2 Linux machines, one Mac, one Windoze XP and Win 98 (!!!)).

I have one working desktop computer, which is my main one. I have one
that was donated to me that is currently not working (was cannibalized),
my old desktop which is currently not working (was cannibalized briefly,
haven’t bothered to reassemble it), one laptop with a floppy drive but
no CD drive (useless), one laptop with a CD drive but a broken bios and
no floppy (quasi-useless), a really old computer that’s looking for a
good home, and probably enough parts to put another one together.

Hm.

That’s six-ish. I guess i’m lazy!

Todd B. wrote:

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

If I could afford to I’d have wall to wall computers in a massive home
intranet (25-35)++ systems.

Currently I have 4 computers here. I usually refer to them by Host name
/
Nickname rather then IP. My LAN depends a lot of Secure Shell and has
both Nix
and Win32 clients (the annoying ones) to it’s server.

Josephine “Jo” March: An old Dell Dimension 4500 (give or take a
model#). My
mom’s E-Mail machine running Windows XP, has Dev-C++ (MinGW), XEmacs,
and Vim
installed from when I used to use it to. Pentium 4, 512MB Ram, 120GB HDD

SAL1600: My Gateway Desktop and Game box, it runs Windows XP/MCE with
MinGW,
QT4/Win32 Open Source Edition, Perl, Python, Ruby, and several types of
Emacs
that I rarely use. Mostly I use it for playing games and working on
Ruby and
PHP scripts. I tripple boot the system with FreeBSD/PC-BSD Beta/RC
releases
and often keep one Linux Distro or a BSD system on the drive in case of
emergency. Debian proper hates this machine. Pentium D 930, 2GB Ram,
500GB HDD
(4 Primary Partitions, 4 Logical Drives)

Dixie: My darling Laptop, a cheap Gateway that serves as my primary
development system and workstation. It runs only PC-BSD
(FreeBSD+KDE+Some GUI
tools). Since PC-BSD is a custom install of FreeBSD. It includes the
usual
Unix tools for C/C++ development. Plus QT3/KDE/GTK+ libraries. Perl,
Python,
and Ruby are provided out of the box. However it only provides bindings
to
KDE/QT3/GTK+ out of the box for Python =/. This is the system I use for
most
stuff (the real work). It is also home to the current version of my
vimrc file
:slight_smile: Sempron Mobile 3300+, 512MB Ram, 80GB HDD

Vectra II: An old HP Vectra Vli8 Desktop PC that my boss gave me. It’s
run a
number of BSD systems as a test machine. But it currently functions as a
dedicated File Server running OpenBSD 4.1. When I work on a C Program
from my
Desktop, I usually do it SSH’d into this one, using nvi via PuTTY or Vim
and
the file shares. I am very tempted to install Ruby on this machine.
But
sadly with such a small hard drive available. I can’t warrent installing
Ruby,
KornShell, Perl, Sed, AWK, and GCC/friends provide enough admin tools.
Pentium
3 Katmai Core, 384MB Ram, 8GB Disk.

My dream workstation is a Thinkpad R61 with FreeBSD+KDE, GCC, Perl,
Python,
Ruby, PHP, ELisp, Scheme, Java, D, Ada, and Vim (Editor) setup. So you
know
what I’d love for Christmas :slight_smile:

TerryP.

I have the following:

Dual booth Vista/SuSE 10.2 AMD 64 4800 dual core, 2GB ram, 1 to 2 TB
disk depending, DVD RW±

Athlon XP 2400 Removable drives for Windows XP Pro, SuSE 10.2, Ubuntu
7.04
Athlon XP 2400 SuSE 10.0 1GB ram, 1 TB disk
Intel PIII 1.24 (I think) SMB, 1.5GB Ram, 2x250GB disks SuSE 10.0 going
to SuSE 10.3 when released or Ubuntu or CentOS TBD
ACER Laptop AMD 64 768k RAM, 80 GB Disk, DVD Dual boot Windows XP Pro
and Ubuntu 7.04
Vaio PII 400Mhz 168M Ram, 8GB disk, CD and USB floppy
2 Mac Titanium Laptops both LCDs broken but I use with external LCDs
iMac PowerPC 20’’ Max OS X 10.4
2 PCs that are broken and being rebuild
Buffalo WHR-G125 with dd-WRT/OpenWrt depending

Ruby is on everything except the Titaniums, 2 broken PCs, and the
WHR-G125 but I am looking at the last if I ever get the time!

-r

What’s your inventory count?

Hmm lets see, there are 4 active machines running nearly all the time
(2 laptops, desktop and server) and two currently not being used
(laptop and pc).

No good names for my machines, all a bit basic or in most cases just
describing its purpose, anyway the in use machines:

Macbook - my main machine these days as I don’t have a lot of time to
sit in my study. This way I can compute while spending time in the
company of my wife. 2ghz C2D with 1gb ram. Its my first Mac and for
the most part I really like it and OSX though a few things in OSX
annoy the heck out of me. Esp the dreaded beachball. Ruby, RubyCocoa &
Textmate installed.

Kieran - my wifes laptop which is generally hooked upto a 22 inch
monitor to watch programs in our living room or piping music into our
hifi. Its a Fujitsui Siemens Amilo 1505 or something like that. It
runs XP but very badly for some reason and only has 512mb ram. No
Ruby.

XP - My old main machine, sits in the study and is only really used to
play games on the few minutes of free time I have. Its a custom built
Shuttle with Athlon XP 2800+, 1GB ram and a AGP Nvidia 6600GTS.
Generally runs XP with Ubuntu used occasionally (I love Compiz /
Beryl). Ruby on both OS’s

Server - My server, cobbled together from bits I had left over from
old machines and from bits friends had given me. It is a Athlon XP
1800 with 768MB ram, total of 500+GB of data storage (with backup for
400GB of it). It hosts my mail & web server and files for music &
video. Currently got a 3DFX Voodoo 3 16MB graphics card which I keep
intending to put in another machine to play old games. It runs Ubuntu
7.04 and of course has Ruby on it and used for a couple of tasks.

The two non used machines:

Laptop - My first laptop bought about 4 years ago now so that I could
work while commuting. Can’t remember the make, was bought from PC
World in the UK. Its a P4 2GHZ with 512MB ram and runs XP & FreeBSD
(which I was experimenting with recently). It is kinda broken with a
huge crack in the wrist area and the battery is knackered (40 minutes
of life). Sadly I can’t get a new battery for it and it can’t operate
with its lid closed so I can’t really use it for much other than give
to my kids when they are older. Has Ruby and did have Cygwin.

Mail - Old Dell box that my wifes former company was selling of for 50
pounds. Something like a 600mhz box with 128mb ram. I did have a copy
of XP and my old mail server (Mercury Mail) running on it. Yes XP
would run, yes it was slow but I stopped most of the services and
could happily run the mail server and the virus scanner in under 128MB
of ram. Surprised the heck out of me!

Given Away:

Dell XPS 133 - Gave that away to someone that simply need to write up
poems and stuff. It really is a crock that shops tell you that you
need a minimum of 1.x GHZ to do things. 133mhz was quite fast enough
for a number of things! Scarely the machine when new cost about 2000
pounds.

Custom Built 900mhz Athlon box with 512MB ram. My first own built
machine and I loved it. Was also the first Machine that I ever ran
Ruby on.

Want:

A new Games PC but in this day and age is there much point as most
stuff is being aimed for games consoles. (I want games like iWar and
XWing or Tie Fighter to make a comeback)

A Mac Mini / Apple TV to run in the living room rather than my wifes
laptop for TV & Video needs.

iMac or MacPro for generally usage and development.

I tell ya from having my MB I love having a quiet computer. My main XP
box makes such a racket its crazy, no quiet listening to music through
it.

Apologies for boring everyone

On 9/14/07, Todd B. [email protected] wrote:


Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

Last time I counted (a few months ago), I had 35 in my house. (These are
either desktops, laptops, servers, or workstations. I didn’t count
PDAs.)
Since then I’ve junked a few and bought a few, so that number is still
pretty close.

No, they don’t all run Ruby.

Terry P. wrote:

Todd B. wrote:

Oh … I didn’t know we were supposed to actually list them:

8-bit: Altair 680B, Kim-1, TI University Module (a chip level board, not
the gizmo Bill Cosby hawked), Sharp PC-1500, Tandy 200 (Clamshell
notebook – big brother to the 100 and 102)

16-bit: HP100LX, HP200LX

32-bit: Toshiba Libretto 70

Now the operational ones:

Athlon Thunderbird with 1 GB of RAM (DreamGate): router, email,
workstation, runs Gentoo Linux, about 1.3 GFlops

Athlon64 X2 with 4 GB (DreamScape): workstation/server hybrid, runs
Gentoo Linux and large-scale scientific codes – about 10 GFlops in
32-bit mode

Athlon XP Compaq Presario with 512 MB (DreamTime): laptop dual-booted
Windows XP and Gentoo Linux, but 99 percent of the time either powered
off or up with Gentoo. I use Windows only to bail me out of wireless
gotchas at RubyConf. :slight_smile: It’s actually faster than the TBird but it has a
typical slow laptop drive and only 512 MB, so I don’t run much on it
except when I’m on the road.

There was also a Toshiba 2595 laptop with an 800 MHz Pentium II-flavored
Celeron and 192 MB of RAM. The CD lost the ability to boot, so I had to
run Debian on it because you can boot Debian from floppies. :slight_smile: I gave it
away.

Le 14 septembre 2007 à 17:29, Todd B. a écrit :

What’s your inventory count?

Not that much. We have 5 boxen (and 6 cores) for 4 inhabitants, plus
the huge pile of junk in the corner on my room (but I’m afraid that the
most powerful CPU I have back there is a PII).

Fred

Todd B. wrote:

I went to the Lone Star Ruby Conference last week. 7 of us went out to
dinner one night, and we counted up how many computers each of us had at
home, that were operational and could be use if needed.

We counted 53 between the 7 of us. I only have 6, others had over 14.

What’s your inventory count?

Todd

I still have all but one of the computers I’ve used – the one I don’t
have is a Commodore 64 that I donated to a charity rummage sale.
Currently active are an Athlon TBird desktop, an Athlon XP laptop and an
Athlon64 X2 desktop. All run Gentoo Linux, all have Ruby, and the laptop
is dual booted with Windows XP. The one-click Ruby installer and a
full Cygwin distro are loaded on the Windows partition.

On Sep 14, 2007, at 11:29 AM, Todd B. wrote:

Todd
Well, there are 5 that are currently work and at least 5 that don’t
(but 1 or 2 of those would just need a new O/S install, but they’re
kinda old).

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
[email protected]

On 9/14/07, Todd B. [email protected] wrote:

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

I have 3, but up to 3 more may be on the network at any given time.

  • saurasaurus: Rev A MacBook, 10.4, ruby 1.8.6 and 1.9
  • servasaurus: PPC Mac mini: 10.4, ruby 1.8.4
  • deadasaurus: Beige box Dell machine. Debian Etch, ruby 1.9, No RAM

On 9/14/07, Todd B. [email protected] wrote:

What’s your inventory count?

Let’s see:

Frodo is an old IBM Intellistation M which is a workstation server.
It carries the heavy lifting running most of the services (DNS, DHCP,
mail, apache etc.) for the home lan, it’s the box which runs my blog,
and a mediawiki site as well as several “intranet” apps. This is
running Ubuntu Dapper, and certainly has Ruby.

Bill is my trusty old slow Thinkpad, only 128MB or ram, kind of slow
and plodding. Ubuntu Feisty including Ruby.

Both of the Ubuntu machines have Ruby installed from source to stay
out of the Debian ruby packaging mess.

Shadowfax is the new addition to the stable, a MacBook which I’ve
had for just a few days. A nice fast white steed compared to old Bill.
This runs OSX tiger, I’m gradually teaching my old fingers to dance
the Textmate tango instead of the Vim valse.

Arwen is my wifes Compaq something desktop running Windows XP Home

Outside of the Tolkien group theres a Wrt54G running OpenWRT, I
guess this counts as a computer as well.

Lots of other old machines mostly not used, including an old Apple
][+ with Apple Integer Basic rom wrapped up in a plastic bag up in the
attic.


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

From: “Francis C.” [email protected]

Last time I counted (a few months ago), I had 35 in my house. (These are
either desktops, laptops, servers, or workstations. I didn’t count PDAs.)

Holy guacamole !

I’ve got five operational, four of which are in-use:

  • winxp / i386 (development system)
  • os x / ppc (development system)
  • debian linux / i386 (NAT / router)
  • win2k / i396 (wife’s pc)
  • debian linux / i386 (spare NAT / router)

All have ruby installed. :slight_smile:

Regards,

Bill

Todd B. wrote:

I went to the Lone Star Ruby Conference last week. 7 of us went out to
dinner one night, and we counted up how many computers each of us had at
home, that were operational and could be use if needed.

We counted 53 between the 7 of us. I only have 6, others had over 14.

What’s your inventory count?

Todd

Hi, in my house, I’ve only one computer x86 running Debian Etch and
Ruby!

On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 12:29:56AM +0900, Todd B. wrote:

I went to the Lone Star Ruby Conference last week. 7 of us went out to
dinner one night, and we counted up how many computers each of us had at
home, that were operational and could be use if needed.

We counted 53 between the 7 of us. I only have 6, others had over 14.

What’s your inventory count?

Counting not only mine, but also the SigO’s:

RUNNING
2 laptops (FreeBSD and Debian, both with Ruby)
1 desktop (MS Windows XP, soon to be FreeBSD instead)
3 servers (FreeBSD,Debian, and Debian, all with Ruby)

SOON TO BE RUNNING
1 game machine (FreeBSD, with Ruby)

SOON TO BE PLAYED WITH, OPERATIONAL STATUS UNKNOWN
2 mini PC systems
2 Sun IPCs
1 ancient Sony Vaio
1 Sun Sparcstation

OPERATIONAL, BUT PROBABLY JUNKED SOON
1 Toshiba laptop, 75MHz CPU (Slackware, broken screen)
1 ancient pizza-box form factor (Debian)

Then, of course, there are the various non-operational systems. I’m
pretty sure I haven’t forgotten any of the operational systems, though
there may be one or two x86 “operational status unknown” systems I
forgot. The stuff in the “unknown” category will probably, as I get
(some of?) them running, will probably become a test network – though I
may end up giving a couple away.

On Sep 14, 2007, at 8:29 AM, Todd B. wrote:

What’s your inventory count?

It’s kinda funny… I just got a new laptop from work and when I got
home I realized that between the wife and I we had 5 laptops (3 OSX,
1 XP, 1 Vista), and three desktops (1 OSX, 1 Ubuntu, 1 XP/Ubuntu)


Craig B.

AIM: kreiggers

What’s your inventory count?

In use:

1x C64 with RR, RRnet, MMC, 1541 & 1581 diskdrives
1x Amiga 4000 (running AmigaOS 3.9)
1x s60 Thinkpad running Xubuntu
1x (amd64) PC running Ubuntu
1x PC running Debian (used as firewall/router/web+ftp-server)
1x PC running Windows

Stored in the basement: 15-16x C64, 2x C128, 5x Amiga 500, 1x Amiga
4000, 1x
Amiga 600, 1x ABC 80, 2x Vic 20, 1x Amiga 1200, 1x 286

/ J

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