Nothing that old ... (was RE: [rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel)

deanders at deanders at
Mon Apr 21 19:15:03 CDT 2003

At 12:01 PM 4/21/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>It's even better if it's one of the lunchboxes  ... old _and_ small.  When
>folks see my set-up, they immediately assume the big tower PC is the
>"server," since it's a huge case.  It's actually the back-up router, with a
>'386, 1 MB RAM and a 328 MB HD, and never mind that's it's switched off.
>It's huge, so it _must_ be the server.
>When I point at the LX sitting on a shelf in the bookcase, well, they just
>don't believe it's the time, DNS, file, mail, and backup server.  Nope, that
>can't be it.  The SGI with the huge screen is really the server, right?  Oh,
>it's switched off, too.  OK, it's that big DEC PC over there!  Hmmmm.  Not
>even a power cord ....
>This sort of thing can be a nice IQ test for visitors.

Ah-ha! Thanks for giving me something to do with one of my extra IPXs. :)

(Well, I'll probably need to put a larger hard drive in it (all of them
have 424MB drives, I think), but that's not that big a deal.)

Derek Andersen

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