Switching From Machine To machine - Hardware talk

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I converted to a Thinpad X200 a couple of months ago, which is docked in and thus connected to all my usual stuff, big screen, keyboard, sound system etc. When I want to go somewhere else, I can just undock it while running and take it with me and vice versa, which is really nice. Because this is a fairly old laptop, desktop-ing is fine, including HD-YouTube and stuff, but compiling and other heavy lifting is delegated to my big beefy homeserver (aka my old desktop) with a nice Xeon and more memory than anyone needs, which is usually on hibernation and can be woken up temporarily via Wake-On-Lan, even from the internet when I am somewhere else.

I like this setup very much, because it enables me to have a truly portable setup, and I scripted a lot to automate the usual tasks in this environment. Before, I had a laptop, but tended to not really use it, because it was just a different experience. I did not have all my data there, swapping SSDs is too much of a hassle and requires shutting down all involved machines, and so on. Now, I can literally have the computer I use almost every day in my bagpack while being somewhere else. Maybe I'll look into transitioning working from beaches or so :).


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Switching From Machine To machine - by venam - 23-07-2015, 02:13 AM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by apk - 23-07-2015, 02:32 AM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by z3bra - 23-07-2015, 04:08 AM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by sbrg - 23-07-2015, 06:30 AM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by cjm - 23-07-2015, 11:30 AM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by xero - 23-07-2015, 02:31 PM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by kirby - 23-07-2015, 02:48 PM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by movq - 23-07-2015, 04:04 PM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by jvarg - 23-07-2015, 05:30 PM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by Webtm - 23-07-2015, 07:03 PM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by chc4 - 28-07-2015, 11:05 PM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by sulami - 29-07-2015, 01:35 PM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by venam - 25-04-2016, 03:08 AM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by xero - 25-04-2016, 11:17 AM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by venam - 11-01-2021, 04:27 PM
RE: Switching From Machine To machine - by prx* - 13-01-2021, 09:43 AM