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Posted on 2014.07.28 at 00:00
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A local copy of my entire iTunes database running in the garage on the Powermac G5; 2x2GHz PPC procs and 3GB RAM running OSX 10.5.8. And of the many circa 2005 Netgear dongles I have laying around the house, I discovered there is an OSX driver for their RealTek chipsets!

Not that I'm going to host any Anna-level events in this garage.

Not shown in the rack are two Dell PowerEdge 2950's (one is running a Win7 remote browserfarm, the other a stupidly overpowered externally-facing openSUSE Minecraft server), an HP DL360 (my kids' internal Win7 Minecraft server), and one of my Itanium boxes - I decided to reinstall HP/UX 11iv3 here at the house as a test box since we don't have any at work.

I also enjoy using the SSH client on my iPhone to send "say" command to the G5 to freak out the kids when they're outside :)

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Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2014-07-28 12:47 (UTC) (Link)
VERY impressive! Laughing about using the say commands to freak out the kids. :)

When Susan was here last night, she was talking about how she had two monitors at work, and loved it so much she hopes to reproduce it at home. I showed her a picture of your office. Made her giggle.

suzanne1945
suzanne1945 at 2014-07-28 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
Although most of this is over my level of electronic understanding, I think I get the idea. Somehow Tim Taylor of "Tool Time" comes to mind in a new genre.
ehowton
ehowton at 2014-07-28 13:19 (UTC) (Link)
Its the 2005 version of bringing a transistor radio with you to the garage while you work ;)
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