Saturday, August 20, 2005

I'm sitting here watching the tv, when all of a sudden, all the power goes off.

It wasn't a blackout, the lights stayed on.

Everything running off the wall power went down, all the pcs, the tivo, the tv etc.

I found my torch, and tromped off to the powerbox. I found the breaker switch down.

I reset it, it stayed on, and I came back inside.

I realised that I didn't need to start up a couple of machines I normally keep running.

My old PII 333, I don't need running, it just stores MP3s, I never use it anymore, because I only ever used it to go on icq, browse, read email, and play music, all of which I do from my laptop now.

I'll have to find some way to keep all my music available, so I think I have a use for the NSLU2 now. I'll install it somewhere, with the 200GB disk, and put the rest of my MP3s on it.

Another machine I don't need on, is the proxy/imap server. I'm sick of that machine running anyway, the bearings in the disk are going, and it drives me up the wall.

My mate in Melbourne mailed me a disk to replace the one that the bearings have gone in, but I've been too lazy to replace it.

I think I'll finally get around to doing it, now that I have the ADSL on, if the apt proxy gets fixed, then I'll do a net install on to the replacement disk, in a different machine, then grab all my mail off the old disk, and swap them out.

The machine is only a P166, but it's really reliable, it's only the disk that's a pain. I use that machine to archive all my mail, and I was using it for irc, but I rarely use it anymore.

I suppose I could put the imap server on the ipcop box, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea.

The third machine I don't need running, is the crappy windows machine I was using, with the ISDN card in it. I had the dialup modem hanging off it for the last week, while I waited for the ADSL, but now that I've got that, I don't need that machine at all.

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