Friday, November 26, 2010

Whats in the box ?

Well I thought I would take some photos of my parts bins, from valves (tubes) to arduino micro controllers we have it all in the twisted shack.

Here are some photos of my bits and pieces all are high res so you can click and zoom around.

New Server

I got a shaw case off a mate a while back and the powersupply went south in it a few nights ago and now our file server is dead :( what to do what to do ??

I got on the old eBay and found a Dell Poweredge 750 rack mounted server to replace it with real iron and not the consumer stuff we had been running. So here are the specs on the server we bought.

Dell Poweredge 750 1RU Server

  • General Features:
  • 1U form factor
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz processor
  • 1 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • 1 GB ECC DDR SDRAM (supports up to 4 GB)
  • 2 x 250 GB SATA hard drive
  • DVD ROM drive
  • ATI Rage XL video controller with 8 MB memory
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
  • Motherboard Features:
  • One (1) 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI-X slot  
  • One (1) 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI slot
  • Two (2) SATA connectors (one occupied)
  • Four (4) 184-pin DIMM sockets (one occupied)
  • Front I/O ports:
  • One (1) USB port
  • One (1) 15-pin VGA port
  • Rear I/O Ports:
  • Two (2) PS/2 ports
  • Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
  • One (1) 15-pin VGA port
  • One (1) 9-pin Serial port
  • Two (2) RJ-45 Gb Ethernet ports
  • Case Features:
  • One (1) slim type optical drive bay
  • One (1) 3.5-inch floppy drive bay
  • Two (2) 3.5-inch hard drive bays
  • Power Specifications:
  • 280-watt dual-fan power supply (100 - 240V, 50/60Hz)
  • Unit Dimensions:
  • 1.68 x 16.5 x 21.5-inches (H x W x D, approximate) 
So I will rip out one off the drives and put in my brand new 2 TB drive, The 250 GB drive will be enough to run a few VM's on inside ubuntu server

Thursday, November 25, 2010

B's New Bass and the planned room reno

B got a new Guitar a couple of days ago, it is a shiny white Electric Bass, it came with a soft carry bay, lead and 30 watt amp, the seller also threw in a broken amp the same as the first.

I promptly ripped out the stuffed amp module and turned it in to an external speaker, a few case clips and some nice stainless screws saw the amp and external speaker morph in to a mini practice stack.

Over the school holidays we will be turning the bedroom (leaving the beds in) in to a mini recording studio for the boys.