We are participating in a crazy photoblogging series. Here are all the other people participating in this little meme: Ziva, MikeWJ, Mo, Meleah, John – aka nonamedufus, Bryan – aka Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A, Kristen , Cheryl and 00Dozo. Go check them out and let them know that we win. 🙂
Mike: It wasn’t my first computer, but it was my first server which became the backbone and framework for my first home network where I could play Systems Architect without getting fired for breaking the Internet. Oh, the times we had together: Late nights installing Linux, and then breaking the installation just so I could learn something by fixing it.
I think the architecture of the motherboard is about 10 years old and that’s ancient in todays terms. When I opened it up to take the picture, I caught the lingering odor of burnt electronics. I can’t remember if something actually burnt out or not, but I do know that the machine reached the end of its useful life.
It’s easy to imagine a motherboard as a cityscape. The printed copper wires can easily pass for highways carrying information between clusters of capacitor towers and resistors, while all that chaos is controlled by the CPU. I guess that’s where the Mayor lives.
If you squint your eyes just right, you might even see a Starbucks down there.
Nicky – There’s a creepy house in every neighbourhood. Ours is around the corner from us. You can only catch a glimpse of it from the street. I freely admit to snapping this photograph quickly and then walking briskly away while continuously looking back over my shoulder. I did not linger, I did not try different angles or settings on my camera. I did not wait to see the dark figure at the window. I pointed, I clicked, I got the hell out of there. Is it just me, or does it look like someone is pulling at the curtains of the window on the left? I wonder if there is a Creepy House 101 class that all architects are required to take. How else do you explain this Flowers In The Attic type architecture?