Going through my hoarded selection of tech today - I should not stack a laptop in the corner for 8 years after I stop using it...

Here’s my old daily driver - it’s one of the first 17" laptops, this thing was amazing.

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It had one of the first dual core laptop processors ever (Core Duo baby!), had a very high resolution screen of 1440x900, dedicated graphics, took a ton of memory (4 GB!) and even had 2 hard drive slots! This thing was amazing back in 2006. I particularly loved the dual hard drives as I used it to leave my XP intact on one while putting another (or more than one ) OS on the second drive. This machine helped me get serious into tech.

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The downside is that the fucker is like 2" thick and has to weigh something like 12 pounds. Picking it up today makes me wonder how I ever carried this thing around in my bag for so many years.

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Next to go through is all of the flash drives and SD cards that got tossed into a drawer. Also hard drives pulled out of other things. That stack of HDDs is about half what I need to go through. Make sure I don’t need anything off of them - then smash them with a hammer. Data Destruction!!!

Here’s another stack of laptops I went through last night - pulled any data off I needed and then to the recycler!

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Tub full of old power supplies and cables!!!

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Ladies and gentleman - I used to thing I had mild hoarding tendencies. The last month or so I’ve been cleaning out the house with vigor and now am thoroughly convinced it was well beyond that! Don’t buy a big house people, it’s way too easy to fill with stuff...

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