It Died: An Update
Update: I’ve had an offer of a used workstation that I’m following up. I would still appreciate any donations to go towards costs for cables/converters/upgrades needed with the new system but the hard part should hopefully be out the way now. (:
Thanks for all the responses I’ve received about the death of my desktop PC. As I updated in my previous post, I find it unlikely that I will have to orphan any of my packages as I believe that I should be able to get a new workstation soon.
The responses I’ve had so far have been extremely uplifting for me. It’s very easy to feel that no one cares or appreciates your work when your hardware is dying and everything feels like it’s working against you.
I’ve already received two donations towards a new workstation. If you feel you can help then please contact me. I’m happy to accept donations by PayPal or you can contact me for BACS/SWIFT/IBAN information.
I’m currently looking at an HP Z240 Tower Workstation starting with 8GB RAM and then perhaps upgrading the RAM later. I’ll be transplanting my 3TB hybrid HDD into the new workstation as that cache is great for speeding up pbuilder builds. I’m hoping for this to work for me for the next 10 years, just as the Sun had been going for the last 10 years.
Somebody buy this guy a computer. But take the Sun case in exchange. That sucker's cool: It Died @iainlearmonth http://ow.ly/oLEI30fk0yN
-- @BrideOfLinux - 11:00 PM - 21 Sep 2017
For the right donation, I would be willing to consider shipping the rebooty Sun if you like cool looking paperweights (send me an email if you like). It’s pretty heavy though, just weighed it at 15kg. (:
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