Yesterday, my old PC died. The main hard drive and one of the memory modules gave up the ghost, and unfortunately I could not find spares for my old clunker. It was 5.5 years old, so I thought it had a good run.
There are a few parts that I can harvest for spares, and I will be sending the old one to e-waste, once I find somewhere that accepts it. So thankfully it will not be going into landfill and getting recycled.
My new PC has just about green everything, including a Solid State Drive with no moving parts as the boot drive, and a green 1TB drive that uses only a few watts of electricity. The rest of the PC draws very little energy, and the monitor is LED backlit which only uses about 20 watts as well. It doesn’t contain Brominated flame retardant which can be absorbed into the body.
The crux of it is that if I want to continue to write this blog, I need a PC that I could process the video and podcasts on, so an old clunker would not have cut the mustard. At least I made the choice of a custom built machine with as many green parts as I could instead of a thumping games machine. BTW, I am not a fan of laptops so I didn’t take that option either.
Anyway, to celebrate my new device, I thought a revamped look for the blog would also go down a treat. I have changed the template for about 3 years, so the look was getting a little stale.
What do you think of the blogs new hair do?
john (dad) says
it looks good. you didnt lose any thing on the old one
Nice layout, very soothing look and easy on the eye.
Hope your new PC is great.
We are going to get a new one soon, our current one is about 10 years old and can’t be upgraded any further
Tania @ Out Back says
I like the new layout Gavin. Have fun with your new computer, bet it runs a lot better than the old one!
Greener Me says
I like it Gav. Fresh look and feel which is easy to read and navigate. Well done.
I like it too. And I’m glad to finally meet someone else in this world who isn’t a laptop fan…