keeping das Blinkenlights on

The Junkyard Server Farm has grown up. The primary data center has over 30 servers and serves a number of diverse users. As it has grown from a couple of old, junked machines on a desk, to taking up most of a walk-in closet, to a growing motley collection of machines on the floor, to getting a formal equipment rack (not a 19″ EIA rack; rack mount equipment is still way too overpriced for us), I have had opportunity to re-cable everything. Between times, as machines get added or replaced and new networking requirements (IPv6!) come into play, cables get added without the benefit of careful dressing through established channels, and things begin to look rather a mess.

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thanks be

bicycles breathing cheap airfares clean water co-workers comfortable shoes Con Dad electricity Elizabeth financial security fresh food health hot showers indoor plumbing Joshua kitchens kitties knowledge Linux love in its many forms Matthew Mom Mumsie patience patients Puck rain risleynet St Andrew’s UMC sunshine the internet the joy of gratitude the privilege of service toys warm, soft, secure beds

may your day be filled with thankfulness

Ron – 22 Nov 2007