qLogic chip on drive

qLogic chip on drive

A qLogic chip on a Fujitsu 73 Gb SCSI hard drive. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikkormat FT2 with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

this is 1:2 (or half life size…) on the film plane.

What the chip does, I have no idea, as I can’t find any reference to it on Qlogic’s site

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-03-24 20:38:39

Tagged: , qLogic , Kodak , Portra 400NC , Albany, CA , Nikon D40x , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI

120mm fan 1-20-12

120mm fan 1-20-12

120mm case fan with 4 LED’s (one each: green, red, blue, & orange…) that cools my "main" computer (of 4) in my "computer room". (a converted bedroom) The screen grill has to be cleaned about once a month, due to dust accumulation. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikon D40x at ISO 1600 with a Nikon 18-55mm VR kit lens.. (at 40)

This fan is wedged into the frontal area of three 5¼ half-height drives by a piece of ¼ inch square stock on top, and a 1 inch square piece of balsa wood on the right. Fan was on when taken, BTW

On the day posted, this computer is out-of-service, due to unresolved issues with its SCSI drive array.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2012-06-28 16:37:15

Tagged: , fan , Nikon 18-55mm VR , Nikon D40x

dead casefan 1 2-15-10

dead casefan 1 2-15-10

Dead 80mm case fan still installed in one of my computers in Albany, CA.. My guess as to the reason for failure is that a dust accumulation (not visible in this shot, take my word for it!) stopped the fan, and that burnt out the motor. Taken by a Nikon D40x at ISO 200 with a Nikon 18-55mm non-VR kit lens (at 55)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2010-03-25 19:41:05

Tagged: , case fan , dead , geotagged , Albany, CA , Nikon D40x

Zalman fan-heatsink 8-6-11

Zalman fan-heatsink 8-6-11

A Zalman 9700LED heatsink and fan after 4-5 months of 24/7 operation at full power, before I blew out the dust, which was interfering with the heat dissipation. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikon D40x with a Nikon 18-55mm VR kit lens. (at 55) Camera’s on-board flash fired.

I’m still working on how to filter the air before it gets into the computer, so this doesn’t happen… (or happen as often…)

Taken at a range of about a foot (as close as the lens focuses…) the above is about life-size on my screen.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2012-01-05 16:48:50

Tagged: , fan , heatsink , Zalman , Nikon 18-55mm VR , Nikon D40x

Sunset on Sunset Reservoir, SF

Sunset on Sunset Reservoir, SF

A sunset seen over the Sunset Reservoir, in the Sunset District of San Francisco, CA. Taken in April, 2011 by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 ƒ3.3-5.6 G lens (probably at 80…) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Geotag is location taken from.

I like to call this shot "Sunset cubed"…

Vignetting is from the chain-link fence that this was taken through…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-03 17:13:32

Tagged: , sunset , Sunset Reservoir , San Francisco, CA , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , geotagged , Nikon D40x

AC Transit 2021 SPA & Dart

AC Transit 2021 SPA & Dart

AC Transit # 2021, a VanHool AG300 articulated from 2003, works the southbound 72 line near the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Dartmouth Street. The bus is right on top of the border between Albany and Berkeley, CA. (so I’ll post it to both Albany and Berkeley groups, since the bus is in both…) Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80mm ƒ3.3-5.6 lens (at 28…) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-06-29 18:31:15

Tagged: , VanHool , AG300 , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , geotagged , San Pablo Avenue , AC Transit , Albany, CA , Berkeley, CA , Nikon D40x

CPU fan 2-15-10

CPU fan 2-15-10

The CPU fan of my Main (I have 3) computer, taken when replacing a hard drive, seen after 3 years of (almost) 24/7 service. The green "hose" on the right is a power connection: (my power supply has these bundled in UV reactive nylon) in this case, the "aux 12V" power connection. Taken by a Nikon D40x with an 18-55mm Nikkor non-VR kit lens. (at 52) Camera’s on-board flash fired.

Neglected because of the dust accumulation… Needless to say, but after I took the picture, I blew out the dust!

This is an AMD stock heat sink/fan combo – still working well…

(update, 4/2012: this fan/heatsink combo worked well until I replaced the motherboard in that computer: the m/b may be installed in another case, at some point, since it still has the memory aboard. (all it needs: case, p/s, HD, optical drive, and an OS…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2010-02-27 19:22:25

Tagged: , CPU fan , geotagged , Albany, CA , Nikon D40x