But doesn't it have <em>geek appeal</em>?

Fri Feb 21 2003 09:10:09 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

Well, the noisybox server is finally mounted on rails in the ominous rack. Phew! After all is said and done, I have to say that I don't think the whole rack thing is worth it. Sure, it's nice to have something like that...but when I think back on the high number of hours I have spent on it, I just don't think it's worth the effort. The whole thing is modded to hell...and I can certainly say that I'd be hard pressed to find another person (with the obvious exception of stm of chach-house) with a full rack in their 'puter room. I suppose that's something to take a little pride in. Too bad I'm not a very prideful person. Ultimately, I just don't think I need the rack. In fact, I'd have to say that it probably just makes things more complicated. In a few years (knock on wood!) when I retire the new server, I'll probably end up getting rid of the rack and going for

  1. small
  2. easily modifyable
  3. easily upgradeable

For fucks sake, I can't even drop an AGP card in the new server. Don't get me wrong...I like what I have...it's just a BEAST.