October 18th, 2005


Shelf Project

Me with half of shelfDavid, Dina, and I went to Home Depot after work. David needed to replace a party-broken light fixture, and Dina and I were just bored.

Frustrated after not finding any shelving for my bins, I found a piece of trash cardboard and made a plan for a shelf.

David pointed out that I lacked a lot of tools to make said plan, so David helped me find a chop saw, chuck key (I'd lost mine), new bits, screws, and L brackets.

We managed to fit seven (6+hot spare) 2x4x8s in his car, putting down the back right seat and passenger seat. Dina and I got friendly in the back left seat behind the monstrously tall David who gave us an extra inch of legroom from normal, leaving us with about 3 inches.

Anyway, mission success... check it:

My new personal server....

I'm getting a full rack and 2 Mbps at United Layer soon, so I ordered myself a new personal server (from Silicon Mechanics, of course):
CPU:  Dual Intel Xeon - 2.8GHz - EM64T - 2MB Cache - 800 FSB
RAM:  4GB (4 x 1GB) PC2700/DDR333 Registered ECC - Interleaved
NIC:  Dual 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC (Intel 82541GI) - Integrated
Management:  IPMI 2.0 Controller
PCI:  3Ware 9500S-4LP 4 Port SATA RAID Controller w/128MB CACHE
HDD 1:  Western Digital RE 320GB (7.2Krpm-8MB Cache) SATA
HDD 2:  Western Digital RE 320GB (7.2Krpm-8MB Cache) SATA
HDD 3:  Western Digital RE 320GB (7.2Krpm-8MB Cache) SATA
HDD 4:  Western Digital RE 320GB (7.2Krpm-8MB Cache) SATA
CD-ROM:  Slimline 8X DVD-ROM
Floppy:  1.44MB Floppy
O/S:  None
Rail Kit:  2 Piece Ball Bearing Rail Kit
Software-wise I plan to run Linux 2.6, Xen 2.0.x, LVM2, and then bunches of VMs. Probably DRBD too, once I get a second hot spare server.