Backup of David's Livejournal

The USB Hydra

I just swapped my big office-with-a-view with my 2-year-old's tiny-little-babyroom. No father has made a greater sacrifice. Boy, but do I miss that room.

Anywho, I had no idea how many devices started attaching themselves to the computer. I thought it sucked that the internet requires 7 cables. (Phone jack to DSL modem. DC adapter to DSL modem. DSL modem to computer. Phone jack to DSL filter. DSL filter to modem. (In case DSL ever gets interrupted.) Modem to phone. Phone also requires DC adapter.)

But then, when it came time to move the computer, ye gods, what were all these other USB wires? Computer to keyboard. Computer to USB hub. (Great, another honkin' DC adapter.) Computer to iPod. Computer to tiny, cheap, always-with-you digital camera. Computer to better digital camera. Computer to photo-quality printer (for better digital camera, of course). Computer to PDA. Yeesh.

It's a sure thing that the next time I have to move that computer, that Hydra will have grown a handful of more heads.


 halophoenix on Jul 11th 2005 at 8:13 AM
I'm dreading packing up my computer for this very reason. ^_^ Also, perhaps time to install a new window? A little home improvement time? ^_~

 dblume on Jul 12th 2005 at 12:04 AM
Just went by your blog to see when you're moving. Wow, good luck! And I thought moving between rooms was bad. ^_^; Hey, thanks for writing about MacHall, that looks like a cute comic! (If you got two messages about this reply, it's because I accidentally posted as anonymous. Heh.)

 sjonsvenson on Jul 27th 2005 at 9:34 PM
Now add a couple of computers and a network to it to make it really fun to move ... ^_^