This section of my website discusses the computers I use.
Starting with the Amiga, because it was my first
preference for the type of computer I like to use, but also the
IBM clones I'm virtually forced to use
(though, now only one of them has Windows on it).
Out of the many personal web sites that I've seen, many have a gloat
section about their computers, so I don't see any reason to be
different. One of my
computers recently acquired a name as a joke since it has been re-cased
in wood, and I now have most of them on a LAN, so now
they've all been named.
- Woody, the wooden Amiga 1200.
- Rusty, the metal Amiga 2000.
- Pandora, the IBM
clone (named after Pandora's box from Greek mythology).
- I used to have one named Evil, as it was just a nasty evil piece of
work. Never, ever, buy any motherboard made by PC Chips.
Don't even accept one for free. I retired it with the following
- Giggles, made on the cheap from bargain and
recycled parts. Named partly for the relief from using Evil, it's
cheapness, and the Gigabyte motherboard in it. Though I'll
probably rename it.
- Mongrel, so named for being made from all
sorts of bits and pieces cobbled together.
- Peanuts, so named because that's what it's
worth. It was made from the left over bits after putting the
previous two computers together, and is really low
- Rubbish, so named because it's made from
the dregs of the barrel. It was made from the left overs from the
left over bits after putting other computers together, and is really
really low spec.
And a short list of some of the software that I