I admit it; I’m a geek. I drool when I see the latest news on computer technology. From the latest software, external hard drives to cloud computing to random gadgets and anything else in the world of computers; it’s all interesting. But I have to be realistic and accept the fact that I’m broke as frack and cannot afford a fancy new desktop for lightyears to come. So, until some financial miracle will occur, I’ll just have to think of ways make the most out of my Pentium4.
In the meantime, I am still madly in love with my ancient Pentium 4, really. Mine doesn’t look as dramatic as the picture displayed above, though. My Pentium 4 may not be the slimmest nor the fastest tower, but it’s still a decent work station. Heck, most of the time I write my blog on this crappy Pentium 4, design posters and spend time on social media networks. I can still offer long distance assistence to others with a malfunctioning computer. And I can do all of these wonderful things just with this ancient Pentium 4.
The downside of having an old computer, is that I can’t just install everything at once as I please. And if I do I’ll have to accept the concequence; the fact that things will go even slower after installing that new fancy software. If I want to install a fancy game I’d have to think twice.
The only game I miss playing is WoW, aside from that hell if I care. I’m not heartbroken about not being able to run the latest hot new games on my ancient PC; I have an Xbox to satisfy my game addiction anyways. Besides, old skool Gameboy games are more fun to play! (Thank God for VBA). And luckely there are a lot of fun Web Browser Based Games out there too.
Why install fancy software, when I can use almost similar tools online instead? For instance, I could install a Digital Workstation like Ableton Live on my PC, which would work fine. But I could also turn to something like Soundation and spare my hard drive and my wallet.
So yeah, I think it’s quite cool that my old crappy machine works this well after all these years. A proper maintenance schedual is the key to that. And to not stuff the poor computer with cloggy software. It’s always a challenge to keep this machine up and running in a way that it won’t become too annoying, i.e.; too slow. For the geeks out there who still use a crappy Pentium 4 like me, check out this handy list: