15 January 2004, 01:26 by mark hoekstra


Well, I’m pretty busy at the moment, but of course I’m picking up my soldergun whenever I have a few hours left :-)

a short update:

a collegue of mine was so nice to give me these casebadges. That’s appropriate, isn’t it?

Then, look what I found last week for 35 eurocents :-) Any ideas of what to do with it are welcome… when I make a server of it, it will be nice for my energy-bill cause I still expect some policemen at my door, suspecting I have some weed growing overhere, when you look at the amount of power I use :-)

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  1. Colin @ 16 January 2004, 01:23 :

    I don’t know what you could do with that, but perhaps you could give me a suggestion or two, or anyone else please feel free to comment.

    I might be able to get my hands on an old SparcStation 5. Any ideas what I could do with it, or what I could make it into? I’m open to all suggestions =]

  2. mark @ 20 January 2004, 02:55 :

    Well, not that long ago, my main *nix-box was a SS2, wonderful machine, only 40MHz and 48MB of ram, but still, it really tought me the CLI. I ran netBSD on there and was able to run Apache with PHP :-) I think it did something like 16 hours to compile apache (while in the readme it said something about minutes) LOL. Anyway, if you can get one for a small fee, do it. I myself am configuring an Ultra 1 with OpenBSD/SPARC64 at the moment, to be my next router/firewall. The SS5 and my Ultra share the same SBus type of cards. If you look around you can get some NICs to do the same. Don’t pay to much for them. I paid 15 euro for a Happy Meal 100MBit and 30 for a quad 10-mbit, both SBus. (and 40 for the Ultra), so the total project cost hasn’t exceeded the magic 100 euro barrier(and it shouldn’t!) :-)

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