Emptying out my office today in anticipation of getting new floors installed in it tomorrow (last room on reflooring project).
Coming across a lot of stuff I should have scrapped a long, long time ago. Refurbished Pentium 4 PC that I bought in 2005 that hasn't been powered on since I moved from Austin in 2010. Two of them, actually.
Some questionable hacking projects that will never see the light of day. A 50cm stack of old laptops. 10/100MBit hubs. A 1st-gen Apple TV. So. much. crap.
I suspect a lot of my old PA Semi hardware will hit the recycling heap this time too. I'll keep one spare board around (+ the one I have in the boot farm).
Things I'm keeping though: The PowerMac 7600 I have under my desk, it's the perfect size for a foot stool when I lean back in my chair. Just opened it to take a look, not a speck of dust inside, and it still has the original 120MHz 604 CPU card. Maybe I'll power it on sometime and install Debian on it.
Big nightmare left to do is take down the board farm and evacuate the closet it's in -- in a manner that I can reassemble the systems again.
When I bring it all back up over the next few weeks, I'm planning on building it a lot more compact. I've specced out and ordered one setup that's using 2020 extruded aluminium to build a cage that slots in plexiglass shelves that will hold the boards, with 1-4 boards per shelf. Should be a lot less messy than what I have now, especially if I get time to build the dedicated power/USB board I have in mind.
Documenting the horrid mess I have now for posterity's sake.
Brief description of what's in there: Two RPC powerstrips along the sides, and one at the top. Underneath the top one is the AMD 1100 system, with a Jetson TX1 next to it, the selves below contain various of the other boards, and a few chromebooks. The two compact shelves were from a semi-abandoned project to put all boards down on a large slab of plexiglass that didn't work from a cable management point of view.
Underneath that is the Tegra2 board that manages the farm, plus the 28-port USB hub that most consoles hang off of. At the bottom a Synology NAS and a Cisco switch. On the floor, under the monitor and keyboard, is a Dell dual Xeon workstation that cranks the builds.