to Cmad's Domain !
stitched shot of the inside of Cmad's Domain. I actually took
two pictures here and digitally stitched them together. It aint
perfect, but I was the best I could do for now. Anyway folks,
welcome to my humble abode ! :) The machine on the right is the
real workhorse which I use to update the Domain, the other PC
on the other table serves as a Windows NT Server and runs IIS
4.0 . It is used as a local web server on which I can publish
and test the site before it is uploaded onto the internet.
The workhorse of
the domain. This is the machine I use to update
the domain. It's in need of an upgrade, but it works
well for now. :)
Pentium II 350Mhz, 64MB RAM ,6.4 GIG HD, 4MB 3D Trident
Video Card, 44X CDROM, 17" Samsung Sync Master
750S Monitor, , Realtek 10MB NIC, Sound Blaster
16 Sound Card, Altec Lansing 340 Speakers with Subwoofer.
Software Used for
the domain: Windows 98 (OS), Office 2000 (includes
FrontPage 2000) , Adobe Photoshop 5.0, Corel Draw 8.0,
& SuperJPG 4.2
Versatile Server . This baby plays three roles. It
acts as a Windows NT Server, A Red Hat Linux Server and
a Windows 95 workstation (so that If friends come over
they can surf the net on it :)) I use Bootmagic 1.0 to
set up the triple boot system between the OSes. On the
NT side It runs IIS 4.0 and the FrontPage 2000 server
extensions and on the Linux side, I use Red Hat Linux
6.1 and run the Apache Web Server.
Hardware Specs: 233Mhz Pentium,
64MB RAM, and assortment of old hard drives :) , 15"
Acer View Monitor and a 3Com 3c509B NIC.
The Network. It's a 10MB
Coax Network. I know it aint the fastest medium around
today , but hey , I got both the cards and the cable
for free from a customer who was doing away with his
coax network. Besides, it's just two PCs, and
I don't need anything faster than 10MB for that.
Printer. Canon BJC-4300. I don't recommend these printers
because the cartridges either run out too fast or dry
up. Worst yet, I've only had the dam thing for just over
a year and already I have gone though 3 print heads !
Scanner. A Scanner
is a must have if you're gonna do any serious web designing.
It comes in very hand to scan in the invitations for
parties that appear in the Trini
Beat section. The off-the-wall shelf was designed
and built by my the Darmanie Home Construction Company
(my dad and I ) :)
Yeah ! that's right
! Powered by RedHat. For those of you who know what
that means :) , and of course the ever popular "Intel
Toys ! Yeah ,Yeah, I know what you're gonna say, deprived
as a child and all that stuff :) But the truth is that
I just like collecting toys, one of my hobbies, so here
are some of them : On the top of the server we see Godzilla,
a creature from the film "A bugs life" and 3
Genuine Hot Wheels Hot Rods !
More and More Toys
! This machine is filled with stuff. From the back
we have the comic strip character Dilbert, an ant from
the movie "A bugs life", Buzz Lightyear from
the movie "Toy Story" , Dilbert's dog (can't
remember his name) and the ever popular "Cartman"
from the Television series South Park. As you can
see I'm also very patriotic , in front of Dilbert is
my T&T Flag. :)
Elmo and the Crew. Here is Elmo,
one of my favourites, along with one of the M&M
guys and a penny bank Pepsi truck. I don't collect
anything in particular, just stuff I like. Actually,
to be quite honest, most of these stuff were gifts from
my dear friend Angie, she knows how much I like toys
and keeps buying them for me. So, if you wanna give
me a gift for my birthday or something make sure and
head straight for the toy store ! :)
Hornsby sits atop the main system's monitor. He's pretty
cool, he keeps me company on those long nights when I'm
ketching ass to get updates loaded onto the website. :)
Dino is a new addition to the clan :) I only got him
around Easter time but he seems to be fitting in pretty
well. I put him to watch over the server and make sure
all is well. :)
All Folks !
Well folks, that's it, an inside
look at the real Cmad's Domain. It's where I spend allot of
my time when I'm at home, not because I'm a computer geek or
anything, I just enjoy exploring new technologies, and these
days things change so fast ya gotta try and keep up.
In this room I feel in control,
it's my own little corner of the world, and I love it. It was
originally me and my brother's bedroom before we moved upstairs
(way back when) and ever since then it's been known as the computer
room. It's my home inside of home and I cherish it dearly.
So if any of you folks decide
to drop by this is where you'll find me, typing away at the
computer , in the REAL Cmad's Domain.