Saturday, May 22, 2004 Updates

Today I did some updates on I often wonder if anyone goes to the site, lol. If they do, I wonder if they know it's being hosted in an Airstream? Probably not, but these are the kinds of things I ponder.

Back when I was on livejournal I had a post about my computer naming scheme and how I came up with it. A few things have changed so I think I'll post an update, and I'll leave a description for computers that don't exist in my naming scheme yet. The first three are Truth, Love, and Courage. They are the three principals from with the eight virtues are founded on. They are also my three servers.

Truth (file server) - Truth is a PIII 733 MHz with a half a gig of RAM. She's got a 20GB hard drive for the operating system, a 0+1 RAID array that total's roughly 110GB and a separate 200GB hard drive. The idea here is to never loose anything, and have the space for whatever I may find I need space for. Obviously the RAID array is for important data, while the 200GB drive is just because I ran out of room. Future plans for this machine inclue another 200GB hard drive for data redunacy.

Love (web server) - Nothing fancey about this computer, all it does is host a web site I admin, The most crucial thing about it is that this one runs ClarkConnect, one of the many Linux distributions.

Courage (game server) - This computer doesn't exisit yet, but when I have a game server it will be named courage.

The next group are named after the eight virtues baised on the three principals. Details are in that live journal post on exactily how that works and what it is from.

Compassion (entertainment pc) - All it does is stream music, play divx videos from the file server, and play DVD's. It's got an all new output device; a television. I've found it too be great except when watching some of the lower quality divx videos.

Honesty (unknown) - Could possibly be my girlfriends computer name if she decides to fit in with my current computer naming scheme. So far she has not, none-the-less, this name will most likely stay reserved for her.

Valor (primary gamming machine) - This computers whole purpose in life is to game on. It consist of an AMD Athlon XP 2500+, 1GB of dual channel RAM with 18 Light up LED's no less, a GeForceFX 5900 Ultra, and a Western Digital Raptor hard drive. I realize most people may not care about these details, but there might be one or two people who like to hear about light up RAM. Future plans for this machine include an Athlon XP 3200+ and another Western Digital Raptor drive so I can stripe them.

Justice (unkown) - Justice was orriginally the name of my file server, but now it is just another name I leave reserved for future use.

Sacrafice (unkown) - Another reserved name...who knows what I'll use this one for?

Honor (secondary gamming machine) - Although not currently available on my network, this name does pop up from time to time; at least until I need the parts for something else. Some day, when I build a new gamming machine, the current machine called Valor will take this name.

Spirituality (Dell Axim 5 PDA) - Granted not a true PC, but still included in the naming scheme none the less. Mostly because if you look at raw processor power it's 67 MHz ahead of my laptop.

Humility (laptop) - It's been hanging in there for more than five years now. Without a doubt the runt of the bunch coming it at only a PII 333 and 160 MB of RAM. With the aid of an all new and improved 20GB laptop hard drive I found at work and PCMCIA wireless card, Humility is probably the most used PC in the Geek Wagon. Ironic huh?


. said...

After the next lan party is when I was going to change Grimore over to Honesty. Till then I didn't really see the point unless you asked me to change it over.

Anonymous said...

what's up james, just wanted to let you know i still read your stuff even if i haven't the time to msg or call you bro, hope everything is going well for you, catch you later

aka mario