(the DSM-G600 project is on a very small and temporary hiatus while I clean my basement.)
So the other day I made a hard decision. A hard one, but one that would save on power in the end. I had to shut down my main server box, and move to a much more energy-efficient one.
This was NOT an easy thing to do at all. in fact, it was extremely hard to do considering the main box had an uptime of 264 days and was otherwise running fine.
The replacement is my Pogoplug. the 800MHz Kirkwood, 128MB RAM Pogoplug. wielding and running Debian off of a 250GB hard drive, it makes for quite a lovely ARM box, but it’s slow as balls with PHP. this will have to be sorted in the future. for now, it’s working, albeit slowly, as both my web and IRC server.
Related to the replacement, I needed someplace to stick another up-and-coming project of mine, a Sun SparcStation 5 running Debian Etch with a custom-rolled 184.108.40.206 kernel. so it inevitably took the place of the 760 on the entertainment center top.
Off frame to the right is my Beaglebone Black, purchased for $24 at Radioshack before my two local ones closed down.
Not sure what I’m going to do with this one yet…. but it IS running Debian as well. See a trend here?