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Old 06-04-2009, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! My name is Zack, I'm a Geek Squad agent at the Best Buy in Brentwood (Saint Louis), Missouri. Aside from the silly job there, I've been playing around with computers for almost 14 years, starting on a crappy IBM with only DOS on it.

Currently, I'm a student at Webster University in Saint Louis, pursuing a degree in Computer Science (emphasis in Information Management). Hopefully I can do something with that... haha...

My current setup:

Custom built laptop -
.15.4" WSXGA display
.NVIDIA 8600GT 512MB Graphics
.Intel T9300 Processor (2.5GHz Dual Core)
.4GB DDR2 Memory (Corsair)
.320GB Hard Drive (7200 rpm)
.Operating System - Windows 7 x64, Build 7100 (Release Candidate)
.Guest Operating Systems (Virtual Machine, Sun Microsystem's VirtualBox) - Windows XP Professional (x86, Service Pack 3), Linux openSUSE (x64)
.UPEK Fingerprint Security
.Gigabit Ethernet Card, Draft-N Wireless
.4 USB Ports, 1 Firewire, 1 S-Video, 1 VGA

Extras -
.Logitech G5 Mouse
.Logitech x540 Surround System
-Netgear Wireless-N Router (WPA2 128-Bit Encryption)

Still kind of building what I have right now. I'm happy with my current setup. The biggest thing with me is... I love all technology. I'm working on learning Linux... my only experience with Unix foundation is Mac OS and playing around on a Unix server used for hosting MUDs, which I used to work a lot with. I can program C, and I've dabbled in C++. I'm fluent in HTML and some Java. I am still learning, though... and I'm always excited to learn new stuff!

I've been playing guitar for 8 years, it's my biggest passion. If you want to learn more about my music life, just ask.

Well.. just saying hi. Sorry for the novel. Hope to get to know all of you!
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Wow, you built your own laptop? Where did you get the screen from?

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Welcome to the foums. It seems like you have quite a wide knowledge there.
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welcome to the forum.
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Wow, you built your own laptop? Where did you get the screen from?
he most likely just went threw a company that allows you to pick some of the components. But who knows lol.
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Sorry for the late reply, been working a lot lately! Yes, I went through ibuypower for the basics - I would love to build one completely from scratch though. I just had them throw in some cheap memory and a 200gb hard drive, but put a really good processor and board in. Then I used my Best Buy discount for the memory and bigger hard drive!
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