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The computer I am using in the garage and shop is an older one I was using for email at the farm - figure 10-15 years old.  When I buy something new, I get something pretty decent so it had a 2.44 four core CPU and 8GB Ram - pretty zippy for that era. Still perfectly fine for what I need.

It had not been plugged in for six months and I had not used it for email for over two years.  I had been running several business accounts:  farm, blacksmithing, consulting and had closed those entities down and transferred everyone to my new gmail account. In two years, these old accounts had accumulated over 5,000 spam emails.

And the poop emoji?  This machine used a DB-15 socket for video.  I KNOW that I have a big stash of DB-15 cables in the storage unit and at the farm but I could only find one down here and it was the one that I am using for this computer (the current blog and email machine). Had to swipe it and transfer to the other machine while I   w.. a.. i.. t.. e.. d..   for the spam to download.  Doing a major upgrade of Windows 7 and will install Windows 10 after I get back from coffee tomorrow (and a trip to that storage unit). Also ready for a big dump run so perfect timing - the two are less than one mile apart. I will install another 8GB of ram and pick up a small SSD - keep this puppy running for another ten years.

Something I want to get into at the shop is doing CNC plasma cutting which involves some pretty heavy-duty CAD software.  I will probably buy a new system for that but still keep using this one for my email and bookkeeping - perfectly adequate for that.

Quick surf, some videos and to sleep - nice long day of rest tomorrow and monday.

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