Ah, April 1st.. The only day of the year that people critically evaluate things on the internet before accepting them as true...

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ssh sdf@tty.livingcomputers.org and login as visitor. It is time to put the old SDF 3B2 back online to celebrate part of SDF’s past. The machine is running now and through March 23rd and 24th in

To clarify a bit. Ubuntu Server wasn't the reason that my server died. It was all hardware related.

That just gave me an opportunity to try something else on the replacement PC.

So, when I decided to switch from CentOS to make my life a bit easier on my server, I had the choice of either Ubuntu Server or Debian.

I ran Ubuntu Server for the last couple of years with no issues.

That server started dying last weekend and I installed Debian just for curiosity sake.

I think that I made the wrong choice a couple of years ago.

In its tenure with me, it's run 2 different versions of Windows Server, and many different flavors of Linux (mainly CentOS). It's been a Minecraft server, a number cruncher for WCG, a VPN server, a file/media server, a Mastodon server, a pi hole server, and most recently a Nextcloud and UniFi Controller.

Not even sure what it did before that.

Now, off to computer recycling where it can hopefully be recycled into something useful again.

Thanks for your hard work, server computer.

Time to officially retire the server PC. Stuff is starting to fail on it and it isn't worth the time and money to replace the failing parts.

It was my first official server, not a repurposed PC. Bought it a few years ago to use as a Minecraft / general purpose server to replace my aging desktop PC server. I think I paid $75 for it so I definitely got my money's worth out of it.

Hey so um... Apparently one can run a Linux distribution via the UserLAnd app on an Android phone... How did I not know this? This is... Well... I'm not sure if it's something useful to me but.. It's pretty freaking cool!

I use arch btw.

Never fails that I get a late-running work call on the night before I need to wake up early. 😂

Wanted a margarita. I didn't have silver tequila. Nor did I have any Cointreau. So I used the reposado and triple sec that I had laying around.

It's.. Well.. Let's just say that I think I need to make a trip to the liquor store soon.

This will do in a pinch. But.. Meh.

So, I was thinking that the cord for my computer speakers may have been going bad, since one channel was about half as loud as the other. So, I swapped it out. As well as did some troubleshooting..

Nope.. after some troubleshooting, I think the amp is bad. :/

Wish I knew how to fix stuff like that.. I mean, I'm thankful that I have a decent backup set of speakers.. but I'll miss the other ones.

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So I've noticed over the past few years, I'm listening to more jazz, preferring mixed drinks over beer, and wanting a larger more comfortable car instead of a sportier small car...

I'm apparently turning into my dad without even noticing it..

The wife's 40th birthday cruise has been booked. Now, sipping margaritas and looking at excursions.. life is pretty good right now. :)

So, I was alerted that today is National Margarita Day! Totally celebrating that. :D - holidayscalendar.com/event/nat

So, after using the Twitter web interface, I now understand why people hate Twitter more these days.

Also, why Twitter is trying to force people to use their app. Holy ads!

Brief history (thread) of IBM's OS/2 vs Windows. Fascinating read about an important part of computing history for those who hadn't already read. - twitter.com/trengriffin/status

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All computers or keyboards without a 10-Key are useless.

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