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About zembee

  • Birthday 04/14/1956

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    Sims, Model Trains (N-scale), Music (bass guitar),
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    SW US
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    Donated To Sims Asylum

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About Me

I've been in IT before it was called IT.  I'm a retired systems administrator/engineer, though I've developed in most of the modern computing languages, today it's python, bash, and even powershell (gasp).   I been playing bass and keyboards since high school (garage bands) that help me through college (when it was cheap) majoring in architecture.  Those days are long gone by and now I'm in computer science the day someone showed my graphics on a computer (HP something).  Raised on a ranch in New Mexico and now typing away on a Mac, surrounded by computers:

MacBook Pro 15"

My old laptab that I travel with, and used as a desktop at home.  At the time nothing could beat it and I love the aluminum, casing making it easy to pack for travel.  I do have Sims4 loaded on it, but only for demo purposes. Having it on the desk worked well until I started messing with videos and so I got the IMac.  I still use  the laptop for travel.

IMac 27" 3.8GHz I5, 16GB memory Radeon Pro 580 8GB.

I just like the crispness of the 5K display and the colors, but I do everything on this system now, cruise the web, programming with PyCharm and testing Sims 4 on a Mac. I used to use Photoshop CS3, but this is no longer supported with the current OSX, so I now use TheGimp for recoloring.  I kick myself for not getting the I7.  This sets next to  my gaming system (I have a L shape desk).  I like OSx mainly because it has Unix underneath, vi, grep, sed, awk, man, . are all there.

Windows 10 Pro

This is my gaming machine.  I don't care much for Windows, except it plays the games.  I dealt with Windows from work, having setup AD domains with hundreds of networked Window systems attached.  I came to the conclusion that Windows is too complex for management unless you spend mega-bucks into their infrastructure.  I doesn't need to be that way, Linux is much simpler.  I built this system myself: ASUS P8z68-v motherboard with a SandyBridge 3.4Gz Processor, 16GB memory, 1080GTx Video.  The MotherBoard and processor are starting to show their age, i.e. I can't get PCI SSD.  I have two monitors, a 32" 4K ASUS and 24" Samsung.  I did the free update on Win7 to Win10.  I regret it, but my job steered me into this.

I'm really happy with my catalyst wireless headset.  It lasts about 10 hours before you need to recharge it via the USB and it still usable while it's charging.  I give it 4/5 stars and it has a good wireless price, minus 1 star since it only supports a PC and not consoles.   The headset does have a mic, but turns off when folded up, nice feature, since I use a Rhino condenser mic for audio.  I nice setup for you tubing which I use OBS Studio to do the capture, you can't beat the price.

The house is wired throughout, and I use a Synology 413j NAS that gives 10TB of offline storage.  I'm in my second year of using this and it hasn't failed me yet. I give it a good rating.

I keep telling myself I should dwell into the modding of the Sims especially since its all python code, but only got to the point of extracting the scripts to a directory - I'm too busy playing and building.  I play building games such as the simcity and the sims (comes from my architecture background).  But I have gone through some MMO, such as EverQuest, WoW, and Aion but try to stay away from games that do not have a pause key.

My blog is low in updates, but did use it for a Sims3 Legacy tracker. I just use it to post notes about the Sims.  Been playing the Sims since SimCity ver 1

I keep a blog for my recording of Sims 4 play.  It is Neighborhood of Sims.  Thanks z.




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