Happy New Year - and a few tech resolutions

Summary:This is also the time of year when we all make resolutions - eat less, exercise more, take up something, quit something else. Rather than bore you with the standard New Year fayre, I thought I'd share with you a few of my tech resolutions for 2008.

Well, Happy New Year to you all - may 2008 be kind to you.

This is also the time of year when we all make resolutions - eat less, exercise more, take up something, quit something else.  Rather than bore you with the standard New Year fayre, I thought I'd share with you a few of my tech resolutions for 2008.

  1. Rip all my CDs to high-quality MP3, store them in one place and keep a backup (I know, the RIAA probably has a dozen black helicopters filled with shock troopers headed my way right now for that one).
  2. Rip my favorite DVDs to disc.  I'm not sure how many discs this would be yet but given the cost of a few 500GB drives compared to the cost of replacing a damaged disc, it's worth it in the long run. 
  3. Upgrade the two main workhorse systems to Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processors.  Upgrade the four other secondary systems to Q6600s.
  4. Have these PCs installed in such a way that the can easily be moved into a LAN party config (I've been meaning for years to host regular LAN parties for friends but have never got round to it).  Have the capacity to hook up to a dozen more systems to the LAN.
  5. Try to unify as many chargers as possible and perhaps put together a small charging station for stuff, rather than have chargers scattered about the place.

That's it - I don't want to overburden myself already!

Any tech resolutions of your own?

Topics: Networking

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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