I took a few more pictures of the Kobold's Cave today. Since my last set of pictures, I've moved some things around and added more lighting. I had two monitors stored at the far side of the room which I moved into under utilized space in my main area. Then there was the trick to getting a picture on all of them. The Black Dragon
is a trusty machine, and I used it the last time I took pictures—so I knew that worked. The Red Dragon
has I/O problems and won't run reliable. Try as I might I was never able to get an operating system onto the hard drive. I was hoping I could boot via USB, but no such luck. None of my Ubuntu live CDs would boot either. So I decided to go simple and got Damn Small Linux
to boot and run. I don't know the last time the White Dragon
had been powered on, but it also came up without issue.
A few days ago I installed the rest of my LED reel lighting. It can be seen illuminating the shelves on the far wall. In this picture they are turned all the way up which is not how they are typically run—the lights are too bright to normally keep on high. Note there are no clamp lights running so no colored compact florescent bulbs are on. With the red LED rope, the two LED arm lamps and the LED reel lights I found I do not need the additional light from the CFL. This lowers energy consumption and (naturally) heating caused by lighting.
The red rope light (66 feet) draw 48 watts, the two LED bulbs and under cabinet strip (at full-power) draw 24 watts, and the LED reel (at full-power) draws 20 watts for a total draw of 72 watts. However, I usually have the lights dimmed some, so the power draw is actually about 60 watts. All the CFL together draw 113 watts, so the LED solution is much more efficient.