Holiday Contest from Micron!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Agg, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. de_overfiend

    de_overfiend Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    Gold Coast
    My tech plans for the holiday season...

    in haiku...

    be nice its my first try....

    Solid state drives raid
    Zero, I install windows
    Witcher I will win
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
  2. usually_sane

    usually_sane Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Finishing up my "Frosty Tempest" build. In verse:

    Twas a fine summer's day,
    Wherein my computer did fizzle.
    The grey on grey,
    The ghastly air flow,
    Did nary a thing,
    But reduce the cold.

    And so it began,
    My biggest endeavour,
    To renew life in this Tempest,
    My trusty old quiver.

    I went to work,
    And ordered its things,
    Drew up some plans,
    And added some bling.
    But nothing did it justice,
    It's look was rustic,
    It deserved more,
    And that's when I stopped,
    And sensed what it was missing -
    Some watery cold.

    To Germany I went,
    And precious dollars I spent,
    On a box of fins,
    With piping and tubing and pins,
    To cool the beast that lay within.

    MORE I said,
    As I looked at her paint;
    Her dull hue was aged.
    So I travelled to the blacksmith,
    Who gave me a trade,
    "That'll be $49.50"
    "Blast!" I said - I was a little thrifty,
    "Very well, here you go"
    "Thanks mate, It'll be worth it you know".
    And he was right.

    After a duo of days,
    Of Cleaning and sanding,
    Of breaking and grinding,
    And inevitably painting;
    There she sat, an angel,
    Internally white, with a shield of darkness,
    Ready to house a red beast,
    A toasty fire in snow.

    But life got in the way,
    And she became merely a shadow of what she could.
    And hence this summer,
    This hot and free summer,
    She'll be given the glory she deserves.

    (My old and trusty NZXT Tempest OG, *hopefully will be* fully modded and decked out with a custom water loop and upgraded parts - FX 9590, R9 290, Asus CHV-Z - as well as customised header upgrades to front USB 3.0)

    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
  3. Vortron

    Vortron Member

    Aug 24, 2001
    Got a tronsmart ara x5.
    It's running Win10!
    Gonna set it to replay movies, and as a mame box :thumbup:
    Plus, its gonna be botting a Clash of Clans toon when I'm not home... newest of many different bots :)
  4. GoneFishin22

    GoneFishin22 Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Having FTTP NBN installed on Monday and being able to finally stream 1080p I will be:
    - getting some better sound for the HTPC so I can revisit the Star Wars series with some high quality "bang for buck sound", eye is on Microlab solo9C,
    - Going to the latest Star Wars,
    - waiting for the 6th Gen NUCs (08/01/16 is the only release date I have found so far) and then swapping out the wife's and HTPC for NUCs,
    - testing 3 different routers with the NBN modem to see which will give the best WiFi,
    - make back up of my three Win7 PCs and consider Win10 on one of these as a trial,
    - Cloning the wife's Win7 PC image for a NUC,
    - prepare a back up 5TB (grabbing DATA of the wife's PC and dumping on 5TB) to then become the storage for the wife's NUC,
    - sell used PC gear on OCAU.

    Review above plan and refine relative to WTF moments as they occur.

    Geek it till it Htz :thumbup:.
  5. petercr

    petercr Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Northern Brisvegas (4504)
    Hopefully getting Big Bang Theory Lego for Xmas (and trying to mod Penny's hair so it's like her current style)...

    Taking Ms 13yo to see Star Wars after having explained the back story behind ep 4, 5 and 6), hoping that her ASD won't have her freaking out over the loud sound. :(

    Getting time to swim in the pool after having spent the weekend replacing the pool filter and getting the water balanced properly...

    Sleeping for about 48hrs straight (I wish) and then going back to work in the new year to start it all over again...
  6. Draxonic

    Draxonic Member

    Mar 5, 2010
    So, so many things. Sadly all work related.

    Setting up a new firewall and web content control system
    Upgrading parts of the network backbone to 10Gb OS2 Fibre
    Reimaging the entire laptop fleet with Windows 10 and Office 2016
    Unboxing and setting up 90 new iPads and 370 new hybrid laptops
    Replacing a bunch of outdated network switches
    Cabling up a new computer lab to support 40 machines
    Migrating data storage from some old SANs to a new Webscale architected system

    ...and more
  7. alch

    alch Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    All I want for christmas is my two front teeth... and maybe an SSD.. and probably world peace... Shit.. Asking for too much? Ok just world peace. ;p

    Oh I could use a new mouse now that you brought it up, Thanks aggles. Im sure gift cards will go towards that one.

    Ed; Seeing as you want an eye grabbing pic... Here.. (Yes I actually own this.)

    Click to view full size!
  8. Draxx

    Draxx Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    I plan on having sex with my wife, but things don't always go to plan, so I could end up dusting off my Amiga collection....
  9. grrrr

    grrrr Member

    Jun 30, 2001
    Heaps of Raspberry Pi Geekness this Xmas:

    MPD client on multiple android phones > MPD server on PI + bluetooth dongle + access to music storage > Sony GTK-X1BT via bluetooth.

    Retropie. This will be 2 stages. Stage 1, console style with HDMI running to TV (audio receiver) and controllers. Stage 2, Arcade machine with proper arcade joystick and push buttons. I only intend to get Stage 1 working nowish.

    And if I can get all that working - then back to working on the home automation. Openhab client on mobile devices >(internet)> openhab server + MQTT server on raspberry pi >(radios)> arduino nodes in the roof. Might get some zwave gear as well.
  10. sober-oz

    sober-oz Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    well i'll be updating my pc to windows 10 and hopefully setting up my home network with cat6 :)
    but unfortunatly i'll be working all through christmas :( hopefully i will still get some time to do something fun though like upgrading with a nice new ssd or ddr4 ram ;)

    here are two haiku's, for double points

    Help give me top speeds
    Oh please cat6 cabling
    It's christmas please work

    hopefully i'll get time for some gaming too

    Please don't attack me
    Mages can't take much damage
    I am so Squishy
  11. GoneFishin22

    GoneFishin22 Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    There is always one from a 100 that sticks out as being "genuine".....................
  12. evo800v

    evo800v Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Australia, Sydney, NtRyde
    my geeky list this summer;

    1) watch starwars - :thumbup:
    2) upgrade home PCs to win10 - :thumbup:
    3) finish my 80w solar garden light project - :thumbup:
    4) catchup on my fav sify tv show - tbc
    5) migrate company FC SAN to IBM V7000G2 SAN - :thumbup:
    6) migrate company checkpoint Firewall to Watchguard firewall globally - tbc
    7) Move company 10mb internet link to 100mb NBN network - tbc
    8) watch the hobbit series back to back (extended ver) - tbc
    9) Investigate moving power off grid using tesla battery - tbc
    10) upgrade car stereo, reverse cam - :thumbup:
    11) learn wordpress scripting - tbc
    12) refresh on AIX 7.1 & SAP ECC6 skillset - tbc

  13. archie

    archie Member

    Mar 26, 2002
    western sydney
    format my work pc & add a SSD at the same time.
    finally start learning some beatmatching/bedroom DJing my old trance tracks :D

    Edit: and it's my birthday today!
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015
  14. petercr

    petercr Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Northern Brisvegas (4504)
    You could use them as music on hold... :lol:
  15. robbo2

    robbo2 Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Building a PC from old parts for my nephew to play some games while he is visiting for a holiday.
  16. didi79

    didi79 Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    I bet you all Agg will not want someone on the other side of the globe win ... hope that caught his attention ;-)
  17. The Watcher

    The Watcher Member

    Sep 18, 2001
    Melbourne, Victoria
    I'm building a brand new backup environment into the cloud (Azure), its going to span across a number of Virtual Machines and scale firstly to 32TB, and then out to 64 and upwards beyond that as time goes by.

    hard part is making sure that everything i do on day one can scale and is modular so that no one ever has to pull it down because it wasn't designed correctly at the beginning.

    I love this IT, can't believe I get paid to do this stuff!
  18. Impulse IX

    Impulse IX Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Have some fun using photogrammetry to create 3D models from real world scenes.
  19. uridium

    uridium Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    FIFO's for teh masses!1

    Don't a cheap-skate. Real men would spring for 16550AF's, de-solder the 16450 junk, solder sockets on and feed it the 16byte buffered FIFO's of Champions!!1

    So. don't be a girl.

    EEPROMS Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    2120 or 2026 Sydney
    Hacking an Electric Wheelchair.

    Hacking an electric wheelchair and adding a remote wireless control interface using some home made RC control gear (might even add in a bluetooth interface so they can use a mobile). Also using a Raspberry PI to add delays to the controls to remove jerkiness (bit like a smooth scroll app for a mouse). The owner cant control the chair anymore himself (dementia) but rather than let the chair go to wast Im going to add a remote interface so an assistant nurse/relative can take him out for a day.

    Also going to replace the fuel injection system on my motorbike (lag and pops ie Hyosung GV650) and swap it with a power commander V with auto tune (got it second hand for a steal). I will be adding a USB interface to the handlebars so I can edit/swap maps on the fly via a portable PC or Android Mobile (yes there is an app for that).

    Then when I get time troll ebay and OCAU for a 17" laptop to replace my aging Gen I i5 clunker and replace the water cooling on my AMD rig as the pump is cactus..
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015

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