A 10-Year-Old Keyboard Gets Replaced

Posted by on May 8, 2008 at 11:37 am

Waldorf got a new keyboard — a Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500. It’s a pretty nice keyboard, simple, but effective. It’s wired because this particular computer has no need for wireless peripherals, and the addition of batteries would really just be detrimental. And the keyboard is simple, no LCD screens or multitudes of media buttons which […]

Waldorf Gets A New Mouse

Posted by on October 16, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Waldorf had a hardware change a while back that I completely forgot to post about here. The new Logitech mouse that we got for it turned out to be a piece of junk — which is surprising, as I’ve generally been happy with other Logitech mice. The cursor was very jumpy, which made it hard […]

New mouse for Waldorf

Posted by on June 16, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Waldorf just got a new mouse — a Logitech LX3 Optical Mouse Blue. This is an upgrade from it’s previous non-optical OEM Compaq mouse, so it’s a big step forward. It’s corded, because this computer doesn’t really require a wireless mouse & keyboard. I was surprised when we went to a certain big-box retailer, and […]

Last CRT Gone

Posted by on April 27, 2007 at 4:04 pm

As part of a push to “refresh” the capabilities of Waldorf, I recently replaced its aging 17-inch Compaq CRT monitor with a new 17-inch Samsung SyncMaster 720N LCD monitor. The Compaq it replaces is a massive monitor, so the switch to a flat panel is a definite improvement in desk space utilization. Waldorf is currently […]

Lots of holiday changes

Posted by on December 27, 2006 at 6:08 pm

As is always the case with Christmas, I have had a series of changes in my computers over the span of the last few days. The biggest change is that I’ve upgraded the video card in my primary desktop computer, Fozzie. The new video card is an XFX GeForce 7300GT, replacing the existing PNY Verto […]

Boring hardware swaps for Waldorf

Posted by on October 21, 2006 at 3:33 pm

Another series of not-too-interesting computer part swaps amongst my computers. Waldorf was without a sound card, while Fozzie had two (a Sound Blaster Live as well as the on-board sound on the motherboard, which is actually rather good). So I took the SB Live card from Fozzie and put it in Waldorf, and am currently […]

Waldorf’s refresh

Posted by on September 12, 2006 at 10:11 pm

Nothing too interesting has been happening with my computers, but there have been several swaps of parts between my computers. First, the wireless NIC I had been using in Fozzie was removed, and installed instead into my fiance’s computer. Fozzie now is back to using its on-board wired LAN. My fiance and I are moving […]

A Flurry of Changes

Posted by on February 12, 2006 at 1:06 pm

There has been a flurry of small changes with my computers lately. First, I recently decided to take the wireless NIC (a new Linksys WMP54G) from Waldorf and put it in Fozzie. I built Waldorf mostly to try and use the old parts I had hanging around, as well as to have a Linux-only desktop. […]

Posted by on October 23, 2005 at 8:47 pm

I built a new computer! However, this computer, “Waldorf“, is not intended to replace either Fozzie or Camilla. Waldorf is built (almost) entirely from parts that have been cycled out of other computers — mostly from Fozzie. One of my big motivations for building Waldorf was simply that I had enough parts lying around to […]