I just checked and had six pages of ‘users’. I went through and deleted everyone that didn’t have a name and ended up with 14 users .. including myself.
The problem is I have my blog set to “anyone can register” ..
I will probably end up turning that off .. and instead put a link in where someone can send me a request to be added. I think that someone sending such a request complete with name and a REAL email would be better anyway. Still .. I added a plugin that is supposed to catch Bots .. I’ll let it go for a while and see what happens.
I could cure the hell out of spam .. use a 9mm to the back their heads.
Talking to people about building a new computer the subject of the Operating System came up. I have had a lot of people suggest Ubuntu (according to some metrics, the most popular Linux distribution).
I’m fine with the concept but I pointed out that Sketchup won’t run under Linux (somewhat under WINE I understand). I was then told .. “Oh. That’s OK. Run Blender” …
Ok. Here’s the deal. I appreciate that I would probably be better off with my computer running Linux. I got that. I hate the bloat that is Windows .. BUT .. and a big but.
I like Sketchup. I work in Sketchup. I don’t WANT to learn Blender .. I want my Sketchup. I have spent hundreds (possibly even thousands) of hours learning to use the product. I don’t want to change. I just want a faster, more modern computer.
So .. I ran across this article on dual-booting a computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Seems to me this would be the best of both worlds .. running Sketchup and other programs that need Windows .. and Ubuntu for other ‘stuff’. Just how much of the ‘other stuff’ .. have no idea. I would that would be part of the learning experience.
Of course .. as soon as I install Windows 7 .. Microsoft will stop supporting it. Microsoft seems to support only two Operating Systems at a time and sooner or later they will drop Windows 9 on us.
Oh well. Live is a bitch .. and then you die.
Edit: Just ran across this YouTube video on Installing and running WINE in Linux, Ubuntu
This was taken directly from – Build Advice For Graphic Design Computer
The link is directly to PCPartPicker website. Interesting .. have been playing around a bit but .. here is what this guy chose/suggests. Not promoting any of this by any means (I’m not knowledgeable enough for that) .. just a place to start looking around .. but everything I could check out .. checks out. I made a few minor adjustments in the original list.
- CPU : Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
- CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard – Review by Computer Shopper: Our Verdict: Despite including connectors for virtually every kind of monitor (and a slot for an mSATA SSD), the GA-Z77X-UD5H is actually less expensive than many similarly equipped competitors. It’s an excellent base board for everything from a dual-monitor productivity PC to a quad-video-card gaming powerhouse.
- Memory: Mushkin Silverline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
- Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card – Review by Computer Shopper (either the same card or close): Our Verdict: Nvidia’s mid-tier, Kepler-based graphics card was worth the wait, delivering excellent performance for the price while sipping less power than its predecessors and its direct competition.
In the review it states: “Note that you’ll need at least a 450-watt power supply for the board, and it requires two six-pin PCI Express power cables to provide juice. “
- 2ea PCI Express t-Pin Power cable
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
- PSU: XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze
- Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case
- Hard Drives: 2ea Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
- Optical Drive: Plextor PX-891SA-26 DVD/CD Writer
- Mouse: Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse
- Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Wired Standard Keyboard
Playing with PCPartPicker website. Permalink – http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2c3pq
Yeah. I need to get a new beast. This current one is really showing it’s age. Here’s what a Belarc Analysis shows:
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 7/25/2009 10:44:11 PM
Well .. that pretty much tells me how old this system is .. geeze .. 2009?? At the time .. whatever the ‘favorite OS of the month was” .. Windows 7 or Vista .. I opted for XP
2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Multi-core (2 total)
There is my biggest problem .. beyond the OS. I do a lot of work in 3D CAD .. Sketchup and the system just bogs down when there are lots of polygons. Not hating on the processor, memory etc .. but it can only do so much.
250.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
90.22 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B SCSI CdRom Device [Optical drive]
The drive is obsolete – so much more capacity available now.
NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller (2x)
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS [Display adapter] DELL IN1910N [Monitor] (18.5″vis, s/n XX-0J349N-XXXXX-95L-5VKM, May 2009)
DELL IN1910N [Monitor] (18.5″vis, s/n XX-0J349N-XXXXX-971-5WVS, July 2009)
The Graphics card was chosen so I could use dual monitors. Love dual monitors.