The World Command Center
The World Command Center was originally "affectionately" named by my ex-wife.
It was her complaint about whatever conglomeration of computers
I always had assembled...
Because having just one computer was NEVER enough, even if they were ALL OLD!! ;-)
At first I took offense to the name "World Command Center,"
but over time it has actually become a silly point of pride &
much amusement in my life, and something I love to joke about now.
The World Command Center was originally constructed in England,
but was moved from England (see below) to its present Location in Georgia.
It has undergone numerous cosmetic & configurational changes.
See World Command Center History for details...
The World Command Center has been expanded!!!
You might have thought it could never get worse... but it HAS!!!
World Command Center now has a Communications Center!!
The downstairs area has now been named the "Command Post" and the upstairs is now the "COMM Center."
Together they are the form of the all new World Command Center!
I have gotten remarried now, so the clutter will again have to be refined so my wife has
some space of her own! The room that was the "guest room" is now the latest addition to
the World Command Center. This new room boasts newly available DSL high speed
Internet service, a regular telephone, VOIP, A Mac Cube, A Multi-Platform PC with Scanner & Fax, Switches & Routers & Wifi, 'PCs' & Macintosh computers located both upstairs and downstairs, and also I added CB radios to the line-up. The phone wire in the back yard is destroyed now, so I'll have to put up the Antron 99. The coaxial cable still runs from the COMM center through the COMMAND POST out to the back yard!! I have LAN cable running from upstairs to downstairs as well. I eventually plan to get an FCC Liscense & get some better radio equipment & legally play on the HAM bands as well, instead of just the 27 Mhz (11M) band CB. I met over 15 people in the first 30 days of using the CB, and still socialize with some of them. I finally have a social life again, and what better to maintain it than having all this cool communications equipment conveniently available, right? It may look like I have a ton of money to spend, but the truth is that I stay behind the power curve, and get
stuff real cheap!! I've learned to be very resourceful and made a number of contacts.
The corner desk is finally in! (See above) The "Command Post" is being converted into a workshop so I can refurbish computers to finance my dying truck.
Severely obsolete diagram...double it! Added 3 clamshell Wifi iBooks, Dell Axims PocketPCs, and H.324 Videophones. H.326 were purchased but Packet8 Lost $60/mo due to very poor customer service. Probably for the best - Probably couldn't afford anyway. The dialup videophones at $0.05/min are probably a lot cheaper!!
Below is the previous update of the World Command Center, now the "Command Post", which
is for the most part still accurate...things are just in slightly different places...
The World Command Center downstairs
In it's past Glory:
Quick Note: Holding the cursor over a picture should reveal text about it.
The World Command Center Has changed a lot.
It used to contain 1 or more of the following:
I will eventually update the stats...
Amiga 1200, 1200T, A500, A600, A2000, 2 CDTVs.
The A1200T will probably be J-Netted to the CBM SX-64 and to a printer via switchbox.
A1200T has internal IDE EZ135 and CD-R, and an audio digitizer.
Quadra 800 w/QuickCam B&W, Powerbook Duo 270c with Duo DockII, Powerbook 170s, 4MB Mac Plus.
The Q800 and Powerbook/Dock are ethernetted and appletalked together, and will be sharing a monitor (switchboxed).
Zenith MinisPort 80C88 Laptop & Amiga Bridgeboards for A2000.
I'll soon break down & buy a PC, or inherit my wife's when she gets her new one.
Commodore ViC= 20, C64's, 64C, SX-64, C128, Plus/4's, etc.
Timex Sinclair 1000s, Timex 2032, ???
External Shared SCSI Devices:
Powerbook CD-ROM, RENO 2x CD-ROMs, ZIP drives,
Syquest 44MB & 88 MB drives, Syquest EZ-135 Drives
The "World Command center"
in its prior glory... (in England)
There I sat, 25 hours a day, maintaining a web site, scanning
all kinds of things with a camcorder & PAL Vidi Amiga digitizer, making
sure the world kept on ticking. At a blazing rate of 33.6Kbps I engaged
in massive file transfers, voice communications at a whopping 6 Khz over
TCP/IP, and spent endless hours on IRC and building an empire in HTML, fussing
with my emulators & TCP/IP clients, etc.. Incidentally, to date all HTML has been
done using Ed/Hyperpad, Teachtext/Simpletext, and EDLIN.COM/EDIT.COM/Windows Notepad.
These are standatd ASCII text editers for the Amiga, Mac, And IBM/Clone/Wintel
I have been avoiding HTML builders, though I expect to
change this soon, merely to save time & typos...
See the World Command Center History Page
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Last edited: 12 May, 2006
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