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I came away with a lot of things from my ETSU experience. Some of these were negative and things I battle to this day, and a few were good things that has immensely helped me or changed my outlook on life. This is one of the latter.

As shut-in as it sounded, I never was aware or had the concept of a computer running more than one monitor. All the time in Walters State’s PC labs or my own computers, I’ve always seen one PC tower to one monitor. It didn’t help that there was only one display port on the back, either.When I had gotten my “last” Millenium project back in 2007, I was introduced to more than one display port on a computer; the DVI port. Still I only had one monitor to use with this. It wasn’t like I was curious to plug in two monitors like I would’ve done five years from that date.

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For the first time since I graduated from college, I broke out my Bamboo tablet to try to work on something; a commissioned fanart of Michiko when I had just started the project. I managed to fit my Christmas tree on the desk, and had plenty of room to fit what I needed. It’s good to be home for the holidays; work has been nonsensical and stressed the past two months.

 

I’ll upload a completed image of that work when I get it done.

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This is a shot of the Millenium Project Alpha as I finish the last upgrade for this system. Though the hard drives can take more capacity and be swapped out, I’ve had this frame since 2007, and I believe it’s time to use another system in the near future.

 

However, the upgrades I installed in this system not only made it better, it solved a problem I’ve had since I was using the system in my last year of ETSU: the fan roaring when doing something taxing. Turned out the system was having brownout power issues, and a higher wattage PSU was in order. I naturally upgraded this when I heard that the 3.0Ghz processor required more power, and the 750W was the same price as a 550W the week I bought it (didn’t hurt to get more, right?)

 

New Arctic Silver paste, the PSU and processor are my last blessings on this computer. And with the upgrades over the years of the Bluetooth Media Card reader, additional DVD-ROM drive and even a Firewire card/port, I believe I can say I fulfilled my design philosophy of “maxing out” a system in my possession.

 

I’m glad to say the Millenium Project Alpha was my hot rod.

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This was something silly I did with my newfound Zelda figurine I got from Animazement earlier this year. I found that if I was careful, I could have her mount Link’s shied on her arm, and kind of pose with the Master Sword with the other. I didn’t have the other camera to snap a photo, so I just used my flip phone to grab the shot.

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It’s been a few months since I’ve had my system, but a proper profile photo was in order. My new system, the Millenium Project Alpha. 1GB of RAM, 2.0Ghz Intel Duo Core, 160GB hard drive with a 128MB graphics card and Windows Vista.

 

The system carries on the Millenium project’s aspirations in name only. It is a very new system on the edge of the next generation of system hardware, and isn’t cross-compatible with any of my older hardware. However, it still is special as it is my first, brand-new desktop that’s all my own.

 

That said, it’s my go to system for everything I need to do. It’s not a shabby game machine either. It’s certainly a lot better than the computers at Walters State!

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