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Oh Geekmas Tree, Oh Geekmas Tree...

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:52 am

So, last night I made my new Geekmas Tree for my cubicle at work.

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Yup, that's 8mb 'Ornaments', Zip-Tie 'Tinsel', Athlon XP 1700 'Star' and USB 'Garland'. :lol:

Anyone else celebrating Geekmas?
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:57 am

Someone has waaaayyyy too much time on their hands.

You know you could always try and get some work done.

*GASP*

Lol, exellent job. Now only if you had colored LEDs instead of actual xmas lights. Now that would be geeky. :D
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:17 pm

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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:22 pm

What no cold cathode lights? Bah! :wink:
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:26 pm

dolemitecomputers wrote:
What no cold cathode lights? Bah! :wink:


Crap! I forgot I have EL-Wire at home! :D
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:32 pm

An AMD star to guide us. Well done! :D
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:41 pm

:lol: athlon star
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:45 pm

Twas the night before Geekmas
and all through the house
No PCs were stirring,
Not even the MSmouse.

The children were offline
and stuck in their heads
Were visions of DOOM3
so they hid under their beds

When up from the roof
There rose such a clatter
It was louder than a Maxtor
with an off-balance platter
...

That's it. The brain is fried. Someone else take the next verse, please.
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:50 pm

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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:54 pm

/. coming in 30 seconds...........
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:56 pm

Nice one darkmage :lol:
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:08 pm

Darkmage wrote:
Twas the night before Geekmas
and all through the house
No PCs were stirring,
Not even the MSmouse.

The children were offline
and stuck in their heads
Were visions of DOOM3
so they hid under their beds

When up from the roof
There rose such a clatter
It was louder than a Maxtor
with an off-balance platter
...

That's it. The brain is fried. Someone else take the next verse, please.


Nice! 8)
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:41 pm

Ahahahahaha

Best tree ever. Great poem there darkmage.
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:55 pm

Krogoth255 wrote:
/. coming in 30 seconds...........


:o :lol:
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:58 pm

Classic JavaDog, nice work. :wink:
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:53 pm

8 Megs?? Man, that is SO 90's!


Seriously, wicked job. :wink:
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:04 pm

Good stuff.
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:06 pm

Darkmage wrote:
Twas the night before Geekmas
and all through the house
No PCs were stirring,
Not even the MSmouse.

The children were offline
and stuck in their heads
Were visions of DOOM3
so they hid under their beds

When up from the roof
There rose such a clatter
It was louder than a Maxtor
with an off-balance platter
...

That's it. The brain is fried. Someone else take the next verse, please.


The light from the LCD on the face of the lan-er,
Gave the lustre of mid-day like a USB scanner,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh filled with cool pc gear,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew knew he was naviagating with his wireless NIC.
More rapid than Raptors his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

That's it for me.
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:38 pm

very nice there javadog! :lol:
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:52 pm

I'm glad everyone likes it!

I got the ram from ebay. 65 sticks for $1 (plus $3 shipping). :lol:
Tree is from Target - $7.99

Total Cost = CHEAP.
Total Awesomeness = 150%
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:17 pm

So why's that XP 1700 on top of a Christmas Tree instead of folding, huh?

:wink:
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:19 pm

Rakhmaninov3 wrote:
So why's that XP 1700 on top of a Christmas Tree instead of folding, huh?

:wink:

He already explained on the front page comments thread that it is a dead CPU.
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:32 pm

Dposcorp wrote:
Darkmage wrote:
Twas the night before Geekmas
and all through the house
No PCs were stirring,
Not even the MSmouse.

The children were offline
and stuck in their heads
Were visions of DOOM3
so they hid under their beds

When up from the roof
There rose such a clatter
It was louder than a Maxtor
with an off-balance platter
...

That's it. The brain is fried. Someone else take the next verse, please.


The light from the LCD on the face of the lan-er,
Gave the lustre of mid-day like a USB scanner,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh filled with cool pc gear,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew knew he was naviagating with his wireless NIC.
More rapid than Raptors his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

That's it for me.

Now Dasher! Now Razor! Now Laser and Fittsen!
On Clocker! On CPUid! On Talon and Blitzen!
To the top of the case! To the top of the screen!
Now flash away! Flash away! Flash away all!

As benchmarks that always leave our mouths dry,
When the graphs on TR reach for the sky,
So up to the case-tower the reindeer they flew
With the sleigh of ph4t l00t, and Saint Damage too!

...
whew! The reindeer were tough. So who's next?
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:10 pm

Klyith wrote:
Dposcorp wrote:
Darkmage wrote:
Twas the night before Geekmas
and all through the house
No PCs were stirring,
Not even the MSmouse.

The children were offline
and stuck in their heads
Were visions of DOOM3
so they hid under their beds

When up from the roof
There rose such a clatter
It was louder than a Maxtor
with an off-balance platter
...

That's it. The brain is fried. Someone else take the next verse, please.


The light from the LCD on the face of the lan-er,
Gave the lustre of mid-day like a USB scanner,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh filled with cool pc gear,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew knew he was naviagating with his wireless NIC.
More rapid than Raptors his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

That's it for me.

Now Dasher! Now Razor! Now Laser and Fittsen!
On Clocker! On CPUid! On Talon and Blitzen!
To the top of the case! To the top of the screen!
Now flash away! Flash away! Flash away all!

As benchmarks that always leave our mouths dry,
When the graphs on TR reach for the sky,
So up to the case-tower the reindeer they flew
With the sleigh of ph4t l00t, and Saint Damage too!

...
whew! The reindeer were tough. So who's next?


And then in a twinkling I saw in the case
Radeons and Geforces overclocking apace.
As on the monitor video stress tests strobed,
Into the case peered Saint Damage, with a temperature probe.

He was dressed in blue jeans and a Tech Report sweater.
He grasped all the power cables and bundled them together.
He pulled four sticks of RAM from an OEM lot,
And set about plugging them into DIMM slots.
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:15 pm

OMG Java, your friggin crazy...gotta bring it home some time so i can see it.....
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:23 pm

Felix wrote:
OMG Java, your friggin crazy...gotta bring it home some time so i can see it.....


I'll bring it home before I go on vacation... :wink:

Good job on the poem so far guys!
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:34 pm

Klyith wrote:
Dposcorp wrote:
Darkmage wrote:
Twas the night before Geekmas
and all through the house
No PCs were stirring,
Not even the MSmouse.

The children were offline
and stuck in their heads
Were visions of DOOM3
so they hid under their beds

When up from the roof
There rose such a clatter
It was louder than a Maxtor
with an off-balance platter
...

That's it. The brain is fried. Someone else take the next verse, please.


The light from the LCD on the face of the lan-er,
Gave the lustre of mid-day like a USB scanner,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh filled with cool pc gear,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew knew he was naviagating with his wireless NIC.
More rapid than Raptors his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

That's it for me.

Now Dasher! Now Razor! Now Laser and Fittsen!
On Clocker! On CPUid! On Talon and Blitzen!
To the top of the case! To the top of the screen!
Now flash away! Flash away! Flash away all!

As benchmarks that always leave our mouths dry,
When the graphs on TR reach for the sky,
So up to the case-tower the reindeer they flew
With the sleigh of ph4t l00t, and Saint Damage too!

...
whew! The reindeer were tough. So who's next?


While I with my voltmeter
And Ma turning red
I soon found out
the powersupply was dead
"Klaatu, Barrada Nikto!"
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:41 pm

Damage, you should organize all the contributions to the poem and publish it as a "TR Geek X-mas" under a GPL! :wink:
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:03 pm

lmfao, the tree was cool, but that poem just rocks!! :D :lol: 8)
 
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Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:35 pm

hey guys, first post!
well, i'll start off with...
HAPPY WINTER-EEN-MAS!!

http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/?t=arc ... 2004-01-07
( just read there, and go next next next ;) you'll might find it VERY amusing.. )

thought this would suit the situation ;)

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