Timelines for Electronics and Computers

In 2020, I created a database to store information about my current and past electronics and computers, and wrote a timeline generator to show when I owned and used that equipment.

A timeline of my computers from 2002–2020.

It could also generate timelines of parts (by category) for an individual computer.

A timeline of parts in Pancake from 2008–2020.

I hosted this database on my old Portfolio. When I created this current site, I ultimately decided not to port it over, as I wanted to have a much simpler Computers page here.

Technical Details

The electronics and computers database was part of a Ruby on Rails application running on a PostgreSQL database. I wrote a module to generate SVG XML for each of the charts based on the matching computers, categories, or parts for each view.