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What else do you use your computer for?

Poll: What else do you do with your computer? (29 member(s) have cast votes)

What else do you do with your computer?

  1. Nothing really, just a lonely ole computer and nothing more (1 votes [1.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.14%

  2. I have a printer or scanner attached (26 votes [29.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.55%

  3. I have a storage device attached (21 votes [23.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.86%

  4. I have my computer wired to my TV/stereo (4 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  5. I have a graphics tablet or other graphical devices attached (4 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  6. I have musical equipment attached to my computer (2 votes [2.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.27%

  7. I have telephony equipement attached to my computer (3 votes [3.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.41%

  8. Webcam attached (13 votes [14.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.77%

  9. Bluetooth device attached (6 votes [6.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.82%

  10. Other stuff attached (please specify) (8 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

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marko's Photo marko 05 Oct 2011
I'll create another thread at some point detailing my previous home network setup, when it was in full swing it was worthy of any internet cafe, in fact I couldn't get rid of the neices and nephews at the weekend because of it!!

marko's Photo marko 06 Oct 2011
So I take it we have no musically creative peeps amongst us?. I messed a little a few years back with the whole MIDI thing but never really took to it - I am (or was) a keyboard player and drummer some years ago but haven't put my hand to anything recently. I still have a fab keyboard in the attic that I've threatened to dust down and hook up to the computer but never really got round to it ... suggested a while ago that I may purchase a drum kit but the wife didn't really go for it - only space we have is in the attic and I'm sure everyone can imagine how nice that would sound :sarcastic:

Great to see you guys voting :good:

FutureShock's Photo FutureShock 06 Oct 2011
I don't have the gift, but it's in the bottom of my heart to play around with music. Hope I get to someday, but only technology would make it possible for me. No hope I will ever be able to read music. BTW, wasn't there a famous composer who couldn't read music. I don't know much of the great composers, but I love many of their works...

marko's Photo marko 06 Oct 2011
Not sure actually, you may be right, tried googling it but nothing obvious came up

FutureShock's Photo FutureShock 07 Oct 2011
Now that I think about it maybe I was thinking of Paul McCartney...

LeKanaw's Photo LeKanaw 14 Oct 2011
I do have *several* external HDDs plugged into the PC & Laptop, via 7 hub splitters, each w a function »Music »Software »Data, etc & each one has its own Backup HDD.
Meaning, sometimes I lack alphabet letters for it all ... :scratch_one-s_head: ArkArkArk !!
Wireless printer, a laptop cooler (that thing alone is 3 letters!! More on that later), card reader, Bluetooth mini-dongle, iPods, etc.
Plus each system has a Logitech wireless mouse & kb, webcams. ...
Also a small everyday speaker & a separate connection for the sound system :music:
And rcvd my HP TP last month »Wow indeed!! It is a beauty :wub: {Yes, got it at the "fire sale" at $150.CAD for the 32G}

So anyway, long story short, I thought it was normal to have all this stuff plugged in at the same time, and was puzzled by the fact I lacked enough letters for them all to show up at the same time on my USB manager (I use Zentimo), so went into a store to ask a "specialist" what does one do in this case, thinking a real geek wd know ... Well, they were ROFL!! Apparently, they had never heard of anyone using up all the letters of the alphabet!
Well darn, was I :blush: embarrassed or what!!
Hope I made you all laugh today!! :rolleyes:
Edited by LeKanaw, 14 October 2011 - 05:00 PM.

FutureShock's Photo FutureShock 14 Oct 2011
Now that's cRAzY!

Apokalipsys's Photo Apokalipsys Yesterday, 08:02 AM
(All the items of the poll) plus I also have:
  • LED bar-code scanner
  • several mics (3)
  • 2 video capture devices for video editing (not cameras)
  • some assistive technology devices
  • IR camera (for motion detection, not for the Web)
  • two small class IIIb diode lasers (for visual input and other fun stuff)
  • my smartphone (only to sync, no tablet yet)
  • a digital photo frame
  • HDD docking station
  • oscilloscope
  • a few pointing devices (2 mice, 1 pen, and something that add very limited touch-like capability to a small area of my monitor)
  • 7 speakers + 2 sub-woofers
  • joystick
  • CCTV
  • headphones
  • a very small USB vacuum cleaner (for my desk and peripherals)
  • a small digital scale
No biometric equipment... yet!
The back of the PC looks like a spider web... ha, ha...!!

Claw's Photo Claw Yesterday, 05:17 PM
LED bar-code scanner? Just curious! Alot of the times a Les Paul or a Stratocaster guitar hooked up to mine. I really can't play that great though. But,I to used to dabble on the drums,,but when I was in the band I was the vocalist! I can write lyrics ,,but I can't read or write musical notes!!!!
Bar-code scanner,,,,,Apok????

Apokalipsys's Photo Apokalipsys Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Yes... a barcode scanner my friend.... like the one used by the supermarket clerk or in some stores... they use it to scan the barcode on products and manage inventory. Strange for a home PC, isn't it? It is really something like a "keyboard" but instead of you having to type all those characters, you can scan them and let it do the typing for you. I use it also for something similar with my customers' invoices. Besides, when you are not able to "see" something right away it can become a really useful tool to assist you in searching for info, like when looking for info on my employees (barcodes on photo ID's...), the DVD's and CD's in my media collection, the invoices I print to my customers... and many other things. You just point and scan to enter data. It is easier to locate and actually "see" info on a computer screen that you can then "zoom in"... or use a screen magnifier, or even the CCTV... and if you use a database, you can locate where the "actual thing" is (...like when you "lend" some stuff) instead of trying to remember where "it" could be... That also means that, in this case, I must be also able to create and print barcodes and to keep a database with them. It is really all about being able to do and find things faster, a means to overcome a handicapping condition and to be able to do things a little more like people without disabilities... I my case, you can consider it like another assistive technology device. It is not a fancy "thing" for me but actually something very useful. :yes:

And a LED barcode scanner is actually cheaper than a laser scanner.... economy is not that well! :lol:

P.S.: I really like your picture... I'm also a fan...