Thursday, November 06, 2008

My crappy little server gets an upgrade; perverts game back online; politics

My primary server, "marvin", just got an upgrade from this:

To this:

OSHeavily modified RedHat 8.0Xubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex"
Processor AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1.8GhzIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz
Memory1GB DDR 333Mhz(2x512MB)2GB DDR2 800Mhz (soon to be 8GB)
Motherboard PCChips "piece of shit" M848AGigaByte GA-EP45C-DS3R
VideoNVidia GeForce FX 5700 UltraNVidia, um, *cough*geforce 2*cough*
Ok, so the video isn't that great. It is primarily a server, after all. The FX 5700 ultra is AGP, so I had to rummage around in the scrap bin to find a PCI video card. The next phase of updates will include a PCIe video card and 6GB more memory.

Anyway, since I now have plenty of CPU cycles to spare, I've decided to bring back the "Pick the Perverts" game. Can you tell a pervert just by looking at him?

Also, since this is probably the last blog in the world that hasn't mentioned Obama, here goes: Thank the FSM! He'll have a tough job restoring the economy, but he certainly can't do worse than Dubya.
This is truly history; Obama has broken out of the mold set by the last 43 presidents. Maybe in my lifetime, we could even have an openly gay or Atheist president. One can only hope...