New from the group that brought you "She's only 17" comes an old, hot running, hunk of junk On-the-road-and-needed-something-to-record-and-fiddle pc, turned Home server. The first three pictures above are not current, they are from shortly after I got it. It had a bunch of add-on pci cards for things like Fire-wire, audio, and more usb and stuff, but I've pretty much removed those and put them in other projects. I currently have this computer sitting in the bottom of my desk holding all my anime and music. I have my Windows 7 rig and Ubuntu laptop connected to it, and I'm currently working on trying to access it even when I'm not at home, and trying to get my Droid connected. I threw it together last night so I haven't really been able to work on that stuff.
Here's the cool part. Kip Winger ((Bassist and singer of the 80's hair band, Winger)) gave this computer to me. It was his old touring PC. What had happened was my dad had bought his touring rig (( totaling to be four 4 x 12" SWR GOLIATH III cabs and an SWR GOLIATH III Bass head, and for the record, I play bass in the school band, and at football games I take 2 of those cabs and the head with me.)) because we run a sound and lighting company, and backline's always a good buy. Anyway, it was pick-up only ((we live near Auburn, AL and he lives in Nashville)), so me and pops waited until the perfect day, threw some stuff in the truck, and took a road trip. The trip was cooler than the computer or the bass rig; I got to drive on the way back ((which was like a 10-12 hour trip, and we were leaving Nashville at like 10:30 or 11pm. I was 15 at the time so I only had my learners, but he fell asleep soon after we left so it was all me!)), had the 10,000 mile meal: Going to Waffle House, drinking 4 cups of coffee, and getting the large hash-browns "All the Way", had the best $10 steak ever, got to go to the Nashville Guitar Center, went to Nashville for that matter, met Kip Winger, and basically just enjoyed getting to hang out with my dad. Anywho, the dude's house is sweet. When we got there he took us down to the basement where he had the cabs. Now originally we were only buying two of them and the head, but after a few minutes they started negotiating about the other two cabs and eventually settled on a price. While we were loading them on to the back of the truck he started offering us random stuff in his basement that he didn't use anymore. Most of it was related to the sound business, but right before we left he asked me if I wanted a computer, and come on, who DOESN'T accept a free computer?? I guess what I'm trying to say is that the journey is sometimes better than the destination. I don't know.... I'm on like 2 hours of sleep...
Oddly enough, this is the computer that got me interested in building. I was actually originally going to put my main rig in this case for awesomeness reasons.
On the Network it's name is Mr. House, and the network is called Lucky 38.