After seeing what my Dad has gone through with holding on to things till you get too old to use them, i have been in anti hording mode for a month now. Yeah you need to wind yourself up to let go of certain things if you are a junk collector.
So I am about to take 4 old working computer chassis to the electronic waste recycling dump. Breaking my heart to do this but i see no other way.
I had planned on using one or two of the more recent versions but with the effort involved given the cost of basic new chassis today i just dont see the value anymore given time is at a premium.
One of them i was going to use to load Ubuntu on and run weather station info collection on and at the same time learn the whole Ubuntu thing. But time is the issue so its been on the backburner of someday when this has been done or that has been done etc. This is exactly what happened to my Dad. He is 93 and he even settled for a new computer just the other day.
So whats your take on these things. I been thinking of all the parts and maybe stripping out a couple of spares like power supplies. But really i dunno. The supplies in these things can be used for a electolysis bath given their high dc current rating but for my needs well Evapo rust does it for me.
Any thoughts. I simply struggle to throw working stuff away but in this part of the world even the underpriveledged get new stuff and the way the web is its pointless trying to take advantage of new tech on the old tech just drives you crazy.
My one concern is legacy software where there is not wide use and the "techies" involved have no justification to upgrade to the latest operating system. This is where my weather data concerns lie.
So i would be interested in your thoughts and suggestions