8 bits of bun

Last update:
May 26, 2020, 15:21

Workspace


One where creativity can be seen

Usually people keep their workspaces organized, while i keep some stuff laying aroung, mainly because of my mindset: "ideas take up space" (though i tend to avoid clutter)

 Workspace setup as of january 2020


Current hardware gear

Laptop:

  • Intel core i3 7130U
  • 8GB DDR4 2133
  • 128GB M.2 SSD
  • No second Storage
  • Nvidia MX150
    not working
  • Fresh&Rebel 75W

Workdesk devices:

  • DIY Speakers (half ghosts)
  • MIDI: Alesis Q49 (USB MIDI)
  • Monitor: Benq GW2270
  • Mic: DAP PL08S
  • DAC: Behringer UM2
  • Printer: Samsung ML2160

Workdesk PC:

  • CPU+Cooler: R5 2600 + TX3 EVO
  • RAM: 2x8GB DDR4 3200 LPX
  • ROM: 4.5TB total (1xSSD+2xHDD)
  • GPU: Asrock RX570 8GB
  • M/B:ASRock B450M-HDV
  • PSU: System power 9 500W CM
  • Case: Acer aspire T160

SFF HT-PC:

  • AMD Athlon 200GE
  • 8GB DDR4 2666
  • 120GB Kinston A400 M.2 SSD
  • AMD Vega 3 graphics
  • Gigabyte B450M S2H
  • 250W Flex-ATX power supply
  • 3D printed Xbox themed PC case

Spare PC:

  • CPU: Intel Q8400S
  • RAM: 8GB DDR2 800
  • ROM: 240GB SSD
  • GPU: AMD RX 550
  • M/B: Dell optiplex 360 DT
  • PSU: Dell 235W
  • Case: Dell optiplex 360 DT

Retro PC:

  • CPU: AMD 3800+
  • RAM: 1GB DDR 400
  • ROM: 500GB HDD
  • GPU: MSI HD4830
  • M/B: Acer T170
  • PSU: Cooler master B600
  • Case: Asus Vento TM811

Current software

Some software may appear multiple times, as i am simply re-using some for muliple purposes.

Bare metal development

  • Arduino IDE
    Teensyduino addon
  • Notepad++
  • Pinta (image editing)
  • MSpaint (image editing)
  • EagleCAD 7.7.0

Game development

  • Gamemaker 8.0 / studio 2
  • Godot engine (planned)
  • GMedit
  • Visual studio community
  • Notepad++
  • Pinta (image editing)
  • MS paint (image editing)

CAD design & render

  • Sketchup make 2017
  • Sketchup STL extention
  • Kerkythea x64 renderer
  • Sketchup Kerkythea plugin
  • Pinta (image editing)
  • MS paint (image editing)
  • Blender (planned)

Music production

  • FL Studio producer
  • Extra VST: JP6K,
    Sanford Reverb,
    Camelphat,
    Camelcrusher,
    Ohmicide, Sheppi
    stereo enhancer
  • HW: 1x Axoloti DSP

Website dev

  • Notepad++
  • Firefox
  • Chromium
    Ungoogled version
  • MS paint (image editing)
  • Pinta (image editing)

Software workflow

It usually is doing one thing at a time, without background interference (chat apps) closed, notifications off and minimal interruption for focussing on what i am doing. Sometimes it helps me to have some music playing in the background.

I use one screen, and i find virtual workspaces a bit of a hassle (might change that with a custom mapped keypad sometime).

I do things rather a bit slower and checking for errors than hurry and stressing out on with additional work later on.


PC history

My history with PC's stuff started since 1999 when my dad got a Pentium 2 350 based PC. using it for work administration and allowing me to play games on it when he wasn't working on it.

I stayed on that Pentium 2 till youtube videos became unplayable (even with a the processor running at 450MHZ by a fsb overclock overclock) in 2007.

I then got myself a (for the time) nice gaming PC (AMD athlon x2 5600+ with ATI x1650 256MB graphics), upgrading the CPU to a AMD athlon x2 6000+ CPU.

In 2011 i built my second own PC (AMD Phenom 2 x6 1055T with AMD HD 5770 graphics), but in Micro-ATX form, and fell in love with how it turned out and which i am still using mainly.