[jhb_airlines] Re: Networks

  • From: Mr Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 19:28:14 BST

It's not excessive, just two computers, if you ignore the laptop. It's just 
that one PC needs five monitors; three for the view, one for the instrument 
panel and one for FSNav. I'd considered a KVM switch but that would only have 
reduced the number by one, back to five. I'd also lose the abillity to run 
ServInfo on a separate machine, to minimise the load on the FS9 machine. I'll 
ignore the laptop and put it away. A bit churlish, since it's kept me in touch 
with this list, whilst eveything else was falling apart.
 I think I'm showing great restraint. I haven't even thought about buying one 
of those chair shaped vibrators, not to mention one of those pensioned off 
BTW; whatever happened about the ex Squiresgate Vulcan?

Gerry Winskill

Alex - Reheat.org <Alex@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote :

> Gerry..
> You really going to run all those PC's at once mate?! couldn't you do
> with a few less monitors and use a KVM switch to change it between the
> active machines? 
> Alex 
> Mr Winskill wrote:
>   I must have been mad, listening to the enthusiasm for networks, displayed 
> on this list. The problems aren't, I'm now finding, exclusively technical. 
> No-one mentioned the physical side of it. The bl...y machine hasn't arrived 
> yet and, already, I'm a physical wreck.
>  When first I fell into the trap I was thinking of the technical benefits 
> from having just FS9 running, on one machine. Then it dawned I'd have to have 
> a monitor, mouse and keyboard for each of the desktop machines. SWMBO thought 
> she was miss hearing me. "Does that mean you'll have six monitors?". When put 
> that way it does seem slightly over the top!
>  Early on I'd discounted the idea of moving to a bigger house, so a bit of 
> imagination was called for, in working out how I could get another setup into 
> a room that isn't really big enough for the one that's already there. The 
> only place the PC can sit is in the knee well of my desk. But that already 
> has a waste paper basket and a SubWoofer! I'll just have to stop wasting 
> paper. Hope no-one thinks I've turned green.
>  The sixth monitor can live on the desk top. As well as email and other 
> mundane jobs, it'll be displaying Servinfo during MP sessions. In winter I 
> won't need any heat on. In summer.....I don't think I'll look that far ahead.
>  At that point it struck me I'll need at least three additional power points, 
> so I had to nip out, to buy a couple of sixpack extension blocks. Since I'm 
> already taking about 5 MegaWatts from the plug in this room, I waited 'til 
> SWMBO had nipped out to the shops, then drilled a hole through the wall in my 
> room, then through the sidewall of the fitted wardrobe on her side. It's so 
> full of clothes that she'll never notice. I've often wondered why the house 
> was built with a power plug in the wardrobe. Perhaps the original owner was 
> into FS5?
>  SWMBO's off to Madrid for a few days, to see number two daughter. Perhaps I 
> could put one monitor in her wardrobe, just to reduce the wiring.
>  I'll give up, for today; it's in danger of taking over.
> Gerry Winskill
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