I find it more than ironic that my professional duties as a network architect and engineer regularly involve designs with a “DMZ” to present externally-facing hosts in a segregated zone apart from internal hosts.
After all, my stage name is “DMZ,” referring to the actual De-Militarized Zone separating South and North Korea. I launched a musical project “DMZ//38” several years ago partly to draw attention to the state of the current divided Korean Peninsula.
Yes, I have visited the actual DMZ.
I wish I had more time and energy for this project, on the other hand I have a loving family and solid career which take precedence these days.
Having said that, I am glad to announce that the Kickstarter project for reissue of the DMZ//38 album “No Man’s Land” is now open-
I finally have my new studio workstation completed and running…took most of the summer (and fall) obtaining the components:
- Antec P183 Black enclosure (Quiet performance)
- Nexus 430W compact P/S
- Intel i5 2400 CPU, 3.10 ghz Quad core , 6 MB cache LGA1155
- Intel 320 series SSD, 120 GB SATA
- ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard
- Corsair 16 GB DDR3-1600 RAM
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
The performance is incredible, web pages jump off the screen and wakes from Sleep in less than 2 seconds. Importantly, the entire workstation is whisper quiet, I can barely tell when it’s powered on, and apparently is rated at < 20 dBA . The Intel 320 is my first SSD drive, and I’ve been suitably impressed with its speed.