Interesting Oddity

As posted previously on The Bent Page, I assembled a computer for personal use. Well, while visiting a computer shop, I discovered this unit, operating in mineral oil.


As the mineral oil does not conduct electricity, the computer functions perfectly. Stays cool this way as well. Not something I would do myself, but an interesting oddity to behold.

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Computer Build, video

Building a computer is a fun, educational, and rewarding experience. If you have even the slightest interest in the technology behind your screen or in the box at your desk, give it a try. There’s lots of helpful videos on YouTube, not to mention a number of websites that will make the process easier. I wanted to build a computer for video editing and light gaming. Therefore, I went with an Intel i7 4790k processor on an ASUS Z97 Pro motherboard with SSD drives for system and storage. Will be adding a few more archive drives in the future when cash permits. So, here’s the video of building my system. I’m sure I made a bunch of mistakes not to mention doing some things out of order.

In the end, it all worked great. I’m well on my way to new video projects which will be a significant test of the system. So far, so good. Given how much fun this was, I’m thinking of building another one. First, I’ll put this one to the test by doing some serious video work on it. Hope to show the results soon here at The Bent Page. (By the way, sorry about the lousy sound on the video. Microphones and mixer will be employed on future studio projects after the remodel.)

iStore, Aruba, video visit

There is an iStore on Aruba these days and how appropriate to make a visit on the anniversary of Steve Jobs’ birthday. Here’s the video:

There are friendly, helpful people at the iStore. If you need a cable or a repair or just want to check out an Apple product, feel free to stop in. And did you notice that old iMac and even older Mac 512K? (I think that 512K Mac was called the Fat Mac, but I’m not sure.) Those are real conversation pieces. Special thanks to Milo for showing me the store. Bon dia.