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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

  The winter of my disconnect

I managed nearly a week offline, working at my house, fixing the roof, various other issues... the surf was really rocking, too, I got some more surfing in....

I've been reconnecting everything that I had packed up in the garage. I finally have three reliable machines doing exactly what I want them to do:

Boogieman - 24 tracks of audio, dvd burner, 800 mhz Athlon
Squeezebox - A 533 Mhz via epia motherboard in a nearly silent case - to become my main workstation
Lompico - currently my main workstation and houshold server, with a 1.4 ghz athlon - to be retired temporarily and upgraded into an oracle/mysql server...

Next to ressurect: Lugosi - An ancient (10 year old) dual pentium pro - to run experiments on user mode linux and gentoo and vmware... I have had a long-standing need to install multiple versions of Linux (Suse/Mandrake/Redhat 7.3, 8, 9, AS) for compatability testing, this is probably my best shot at trying to find a stable way to run about 12 OSes at the same time on the same box.

I'm seriously considering using my linux based ipaq as my home dns/web server. It has a lot of features that would be useful in this role - including inherent battery backup, 16MB of spare flash - and totally silent operation. I never use it as a PDA anymore (I've reverted to paper!).

 
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