Sunday, 20 November 2016

My First Computer

Everything has a story behind it. My computer life/history also has a humble beginning:

This computer was bought by my father around 2000 or 2001. In my culture, children are not allowed to play with or use things belonging to adults, so none of us had permission to use it. Obviously, a few rules can be broken sometimes, isn't it?

Around 2002, my final year of high school, I was regularly using this computer without my father's permission to play chess (ET Chess, http://eric.triki.pagesperso-orange.fr/frames_en.html). So much that I arrived 15 minutes late for my Mathematics final exam 😂

I used this computer up to around 2008, when I left home, and my father had bought a Pentium 4 computer by then, running Windows XP.

In 2011/2, I finally could buy myself a computer, which I still use to date, based on a G40 Motherboard, 250GB HDD, and 8GB RAM.

Specs of the Digital Venturis 590, as far as I remember:
RAM - 32MB
HDD - 850MB (interestingly, this HDD still works even today!)
CPU - Intel Pentium 1, 133MHz
OS - Windows 98, and soon updated to Windows 98 SE
Other - MIDI card - loved MIDI in those days

Swaziland

I am originally from Swaziland, even as I reside in Johannesburg, South Africa at the moment. While the country has its fair share of problems, particularly economic, it has a special place in my heart. Quick shots taken in Mbabane:

Blogging is difficult, apparently

So it has been a rather long time since I made my first post here. Let me see if I can maintain a better blogging schedule than my efforts so far.