A list of my notable and memorable desktops, laptops, electronic and equipment from all these years.
|My first introduction to PC’s was when the business next door to my dad’s business in Station Street, the owner gave him some PC’s in lieu of rent. A 386? with an Amber display was my first PC. MS-DOS 6? installed and spent some time messing with the command line. The PC had Lotus 1-2-3 installed and came with a *massive* manual.
|Panasonic RQ-2107 Portable Cassette Player
|Spent a lot of time listening to, and falling asleep, to music with this device. The player was from the late 80’s but I slowly claimed it as my own a little after that 🙂
|My second PC we purchased from Compusys in East London in around 1994. It had a 486DX2 processor and ran Windows 3.11 and later I upgraded it to Windows 95. Microsoft Encarta constantly impressed my friends.
|My third desktop was also purchased from Compusys in EL in around 1998. It had a Pentium II Celeron Processor and ran Windows 98. Did some gaming on it.
|My first online purchase and first camcorder purchased on BidOrBuy.co.za … did some MX filming out at the EL MX Track on it with Alon.
|First Palm Pilot purchased from Cash Crusaders in Quigney.
|Canon Elura 40MC
|Digital video camera, purchased from Best Buy in ~ February of 2003
|Apple iPod Mini
|Apple iPod Shuffle
|Canon Rebel T2i
|Dell 2950 Server
|Apple iPhone 3G
|First iPhone Adopter, purchased from ATT the store in Gastonia where it was really quiet on launch day
|Bough to do app development, but really struggled to get used to the OS
|Apple Mac Mini
|Under water camera
|Canon Rebel T2i
|First DSLR, bought to mainly shoot video
|Canon Rebel T4i
|Bought after my T2i was stolen on my way to East London from JNB, my bag was too big to fit in an overhead compartment and somewhere en-route the camera was stolen 🙁
|Raspberry Pi 3
|Bought to run RetroPi and some home automation projects. (Mainly temp sensors). Also ended up using it for some other small projects.
|Won a pair at the Hackathon