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Draplin Design Co., North America
July 07, 2009
No Idea What "Nehalem" Means
Posted at 04:15 PM


MORE FIREPOWER: The machine’s been lagging a bit. So we went and did something about it. I bought a 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon tower back in back in the summer of 2007 and the thing has been incredible to me the whole time. It’s been a good rig. Shit’s chuggin’ in Bridge and Photoshop these days, so it’s time to step things up, and that’s what I did. I settled a 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with a “Nehalem” processor, whatever the hell that is. Lots of “tech talk,” eh? I’m always trying to stay versed in this shit. This stuff powers a big part of my life, so I gotta take this shit seriously. That box connects me to the world.

So in the new machine I’ll have 8GB of RAM, a 640GB internal hard drive for system software, and then a 1TB internal hard drive for everything else. That and two sets of external hard drives to back all the shit up. Phew. Lots of data. But that’s how the shit’s gotta be.

Next step is grabbing a new Laptop. The one I have now is from 2006, and has been a gem, but it’s starting to hiccup here and there, and well, the time is right for a new one of those too. So it goes. No debate on these tools. You can get busy cryin’ about pricing, or just plain get busy. I choose the latter.

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DAYWRECKER WARNING: A huge pile of old razor blade packaging. Very, very sharp. You were warned. (This referral comes all the way from Ireland via a spiderweb of electronic tubes, by one Alan Wall. Go raibh mile maith agaibh!)

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NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY: Vintage Girly Mags. Hubba hubba! You know, this site is horseshit. Seconds after you click it, it takes you to some porn site. Real clever. Sorry it that offends any of you. I was just in for the cool old mag pages. Goddamn parasites. (Sent in by “GL,” who’s identity we are keeping top secret, just because we can. Thanks!)

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OUT TODAY: Son Volt’s new long player, American Central Dust. Ryno gave it a “thumbs down” some time back. I don’t think it’s Farrar’s strongest by any stretch, but do dig it. I’m a Trace man for life.

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HEAVILY RECOMMENDED BY THE DDC: An book that just showed up this morning: Corporate Diversity: Swiss Design by Geigy. Wow. Been looking at it all day long.

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01. Son Volt - American Central Dust
02. Afghan Whigs - Gentleman
03. Red House Painters - Ocean Beach

There Are 6 Comments

Great setup. A chip called Nehalem is totally appropriate for someone based in Oregon!

Posted by: Tobe on 07/08/09 at 10:38 AM

Fuck, man, I’d have to have cosmetic extensions put in my thumbs to rate that CMT-ready pile of shit low enough. Farrar’s done. Been done for years. It’s embarrassing now.

Posted by: Ryno on 07/08/09 at 2:19 PM

son volt… yeah but…

Canyon. S/T
Canyon/ insound tour cd
Canyon / empty eyes

love and lots of respect

Posted by: thommy saraceno on 07/08/09 at 6:06 PM

enjoy your new beast - i personally can’t think of too many things that compare with breaking the seal on a new MBP - you’d think at some point it would become almost routine - just another tool for the kit - but no - each time is like unwrapping an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle

oh and Nehalem apparently means ‘the place where people live’ - which is infinitely creepy and a potential security / privacy issue for the shop.

Posted by: dave on 07/09/09 at 10:07 AM

Here are some FANTASTIC girly / porn posters. So good.


Posted by: Chris on 07/09/09 at 1:07 PM

Here are some FANTASTIC girly / porn posters. So good.


Posted by: Chris on 07/09/09 at 1:07 PM
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