An Unfortunate Discovery
- Feb 17, 2006
- 2012 MX-5 Kuro PRHT, 1990 Discovery 1 Bobtail
Ladies and gentlemen an update on my second GPU:
What is it you were saying about trusting EVGA for GPUs?
Saw a listing on FB marketplace for the printer model my family had in the late 90s. It was a Canon BJ200e ink jet ("BubbleJet") printer.
The listing was titled "vintage computer printer/typewriter(?)"
The first family printer was a BJC-250 with the scanner module that replaced the print head, decent little machine with the ability to easily refill the ink carts.
This is timely as I've been looking at a Dell Optiplex GL+ 5100 on eBay, the same model we got as the first family PC when I was a kid. I never appreciated how decent it really was in 1998. It was junked in 2003 or so after we got the POS Packard Bell with a Celeron but I'd really like another, if only to hear the sequence of boot up sounds again.
This one looks decent and I'm OK with the price, however the plastic back of the case is broken where the screws come through for the lid. Maybe not a big deal, maybe I could get another broken machine for its case. This one has the Intel and Dell stickers in exactly the right place to match the old one.