My Computer Lab - an update from June '03
My comp lab machines are still named after *'Economists' and I have added are few new ones:
- 'PARETO' - W2K3 Server w/Groove & VS.NET 2K3 Dev machine: DELL 400SC 1.5gb RAM, 2x120gb HD
- 'FRIEDMAN' - WinXP workstation w/Groove & Multimedia: DELL 400SC 1.5gb RAM, 2x120gb HD
- 'COASE' - WinXP Laptop w/Groove: DELL 5100 Inspiron ~764mb RAM 30g HD
- 'ADAMSMITH' - **revamping for 64bit computing (in works with W2K3 64bit Server on AMD/Asus combination)
- 'HAYEK' - W2K3 Server with SHAREPOINT & SQL2K Servers: 1.8ghz Celeron 1gb RAM 2x80gb HD
- 'AMARTYASEN' - W2K3 Server for VS2K5 'Whidbey' dev machine with 2.4ghz Celeron 1gb RAM 80gb HD
- 'BHAGWATI' - W2K3 Server for SQL2K5 Server 'Yukon' machine DELL 4100 512mb RAM 80gb HD
- 'KEYNES' - W2K Server for SQL2K Server (w/Data Warehousing & Analysis Services) 1ghz Celeron 1gb RAM 80gb HD
- 'MILL' - **W2K3 Small Business Server (w/SQL, Exchange, ISA, SharePoint servers): 1.6ghzP4 1.5gb RAM 60gb 80gb HD
* naming subject to change ;-)
**in the works
Quite a few of my client projects demand servers so the equipment pays for itself (fortunately). Monitors are LCDs & 17"-21" with KVM switches. Network equipment includes Netgear/Linksys wireless routers and Netgear switches. I'll post more pictures and details shortly.
Nicholas Carr has a brief op-ed piece in today's New York Times [subscription required or check your library]. His original article in the HBR created quite a stir but today's piece he cites the failure in large-scale software projects and uses statistics (Standish - what else?) to reinstate his original thesis.
I think my score is wrong - it really should be a whole lot less. I mean, as you age your nerdiness should decrease and I am not getting any younger taking tests like this one.. :-)