In other news, I popped a floor tile today in the Data Center at work only to find the 220V outlets sitting in a quarter-inch of water. Talk about freaking out. I wanted to start shutting machines down! As it was, we called facilities and they were able to dispatch a clean-up team without disruption. An ageing Leibert "gravity fed" HVAC had become clogged and leaked it's condensation. Could have been a lot worse. Tony is out sick, so here I sit, alone.
I have two servers to build, though I doubt if I'll get them both build tonight. One, a SPARCstation 5 with 256MB RAM and the Fujistu TurboSPARC 170MHz chip will be placed at a buddies house who's got fiber installed. How exactly to implement Sun's new TCP stack into Solaris 9 9/04, I don't know, but I will find out. The second, an old 60MHz dual-processor SPARCstation 10, Tony volunteered me to build for an aspiring programmer in college who wants to learn unix. It's going to cost a fortune to mail, as they are made out of cast iron. My E250 doesn't weigh as much!