I’ve decided to redo the cabling for my workdesk and entertainment system …
That picture is the “before” .. working, but more than a bit annoying. And some things have changed - mostly, a new projector requires some re-doing of the HDMI stuff, and my newly recapped Amiga needs proper integration.
So, after demantling, it .. looked better. Bascially, all the cables are exploded around in the room (outside picture. Don’t ask.)
After quite some time, I got to a clean slate. At that time, I also decided to document stuff with Graphviz .. which I gave up rather soon.
Then I decided to at least lay the cables nicely, and clean everything from dust etc before I put it back .. but .. nicely cabling was a hopeless endeavour.
As you can see, cables are piling up anyway, and I don’t really have good idea on how to address that with reasonable (!) effort.
There’s plenty of stuff in that rack, too …
For the curious - its plenty of somewhat dated stuff, mostly several years old - but still in good working condition, so I didn’t replace it .. I believe in using stuff while it lasts, instead of always buying the latest and greatest - I usually skip two or three or even more generations, same as on mobiles.
From bottom to top:
And this is what the result looks like
From left to right:
The NEC monitor is switchable (well, pluggable) to the 4xHDMI switch so the picture from the rack can be seen there. The Dell monitor show the HDMI picture with sound from the Amiga, which also can use the USB Mouse & Keyboard via a built-in RapidRoad controller (at least under AmigaOS itself).
The PC connected runs Windows 10 (latest) with an Intel Core i7-4790K 4 GHz (8 core), NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti and 16 Gb RAM, Samsung boot SSD, WDC data drive on an ASUS Z97-A-USB31 … I have yet to find a game I really want to play that doesn’t work okay on it (well, Tomb Raider would have been nicer with raytracing, but hey …)
All in all, I’m happy with the setup - and happy it’s plugged back together again … :D
– count, 02.12.2019 00:49, Berlin