I recently replaced my Linksys WRT54GL routers (running DD-WRT of course) with an ALIX 2c3 running pfSense. Not only is it faster, better-built, and has more features, it looks cool. Unfortunately, the cost for a refurbished 2c3, enclosure, and power supply was around $150. For those of you wanting to build your own tiny pfSense… Read more »
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Thanks to a kind soul, I’ve been fiddling around with this since earlier this week: A Dell Mini 9, refurb from the Dell Outlet. 1024×600 screen, 16G solid-state disk, and an Atom N270 CPU. I’ve upgraded it to 2G of RAM, and just today installed the “US-International” keyboard to have a more “standard” layout. I… Read more »
Mark Williams Coherent 4.1 running on QEMU 0.10.0 w/KQEMU 1.4 running on Ubuntu 9.04 running on VMWare Fusion running on OSX 10.5.7 I think I need professional help.
Picked up an Asus EEE 4G tonight at MicroCenter. The Houston store had four in stock, clearance-priced at $202 each (down from $349). So far, I’m impressed. This will serve as an excellent mobile terminal for SSH and web browsing, and possibly as a serial terminal using a Keyspan USB-to-serial adapter. The factory Xandros Linux… Read more »
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software IOS ™ C2900XL Software (C2900XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5.2)XU, MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc. Compiled Mon 17-Jul-00 17:35 by ayounes Image text-base: 0×00003000, data-base: 0x00301F3C ROM: Bootstrap program is C2900XL boot loader switchname uptime is 4 years, 42 weeks, 4 days, 20 hours, 46 minutes System returned… Read more »
Playing around with VMWare Fusion on the Mac tonight. Running Windows XP, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD all at the same time, and I still have more than 600M of RAM free.
Early Sunday afternoon, there was apparently a power and/or UPS failure in the datacenter at my office. By 5pm, most of the systems were back up except for one that I’m responsible for. Fire up the VPN, hit the ILO remote console (one of the few things that makes using x86 systems as servers bearable)… Read more »
I’m out of the office in VMware training this week. Update: I took pictures of the training facility, mostly to show off the weird artwork in the hallways and the “no smoking” sign right next to an ashtray.
Went to CompUSA tonight and bought another gig of RAM for the MacBook, intending to upgrade it to a max of 2G (I currently have 1.5G in it). Got home, installed the RAM, powered up the system – OSX sees all 2G. Great! Then I powered down, put the memory slot cover back on, put… Read more »
I hereby submit my entry for the “Redneck Server Enclosure of the Year” contest, complete with audio, video, and pictures.