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Welcome to SolarScale.DE
Domains/hostnames that I had (in Canada) before solarscale.de:
The fate of these that they all expired or I had to give them up.
- bug.bsd-daemon.net - machine was a 486, it ran windows 3.1, Linux and FreeBSD
- tap.bsd-daemon.net - machine was a P-120, it ran FreeBSD
- drift.solarsail.org - machine was a PII-350, it ran OpenBSD
daemonium.com, bruinen.ca and others
- (the archive.org captures were all hosted on a static IP (ISDN, DSL) to my local LAN back when..)
So when I came back to Germany in 2002...,
I needed to start over a new naming scheme
for my current and future computers, so I chose solarscale.de which means that
I'm going to scale (or climb) the solar system. I started with pluto (later renamed mars) which
was in my suitcase and scaled my way to the top. Today I'm in the inner
solar system and own most computers still. Let me give you a breakdown of
- was my mainstay computer from 2005 to 2010
- AMD AthlonII-3500
- 4 GB RAM
- 160 GB hd
- it died one day in my parents house
- Intel Core i3 CPU
- 4 GB RAM
- 1 TB HD
- runs Ubuntu/10.04amd64
- My mom and my dad use this computer
|Uranus||A Lanner firewall...
- Atom CPU with 1.6 Ghz frequency, 2 hyperthreads
- 40 GB SSD
- 6 em(4) interfaces, 2 USB 2.0 interfaces
- 20 Watts power consumption at high load
- runs OpenBSD/i386
|Saturn||My netbook, runs Windows 7 currently:
- AMD C60 CPU
- 4 GB RAM
- 283 GB HD
- dual boots Windows 7 & OpenBSD/amd64
- this is a play computer, for off-work hours
- was my mainstay computer from 2010 to 2014
- has been passed down to friends who may make good use of it
Has been donated to the OpenBSD project after I retired it.
It's in good hands now and will likely be worked like a horse.
- Core i7 2.30 GHz i7-3615QM CPU (45 Watts TDP)
- 16 GB RAM
- 1 TB HD
- runs Mac OS X
- and openbsd/vmware
|Raspberry Pi||A treat for myself in 2013 a raspberry pi
- model B
- 512 MB RAM
- ARMv6 Processor
This replaces Uranus for my
open access point, and thus is not connected to the Internet
- the OS that runs on this is Raspbian Wheezy, a debian GNU/Linux
|Venus||Soekris 6501-70, 2GB RAM, OpenBSD/amd64
mars in its function. The SSD here is a 80 GB Intel.
|Mercury||Xeon E3-1275v3, 32 GB RAM, ASUS Z87-WS Mainboard
replaces Jupiter in April 2014. This workstation should serve me until
2018-2020. I'm going to transplant Jupiter's SSD into it.
My planets of the solarsystem naming scheme is exhausted. I'm now going to
go with stars, for this I already
purchased a domain (virgostar.net).
I will use the greek alphabet for designation of hosts.
I also have leased 3 VPS's around the world:
These ensure that I:
|computer name||location||Operating System|
|moon.virgostar.net||Hong Kong||FreeBSD 8.x|
- get my email, as well as my parents
- that my domain names are being served
- serve the webpage you're currently reading
- have something to play with since shell servers are almost a thing of the past
- am 50 euros poorer every month for all three
- Get experience with technology off work (play)
For 2013 I've ordered a total of 15 books from mainly Amazon. I avoided
ordering at XMAS time, so I never got into any problems. I still have shelf
space in my bookshelfs...so..
I am planning on ordering 8 to 12 books in 2014, here is what I got ordered so far:
- OpenCL Parallel Programming Development Cookbook - Raymond Tay
- Infinite Reality - Jim Blascovitch and Jeremy Bailenson
- Peer-to-Peer Netzwerke - Peter Mahlmann and Christian Schindelhauer
- Redis in Action - Josiah L. Carlson
- SQL Cookbook - Anthony Molinaro
- Book of IMAP - Peer Heinlein and Peer Hartleben
- Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook - Evi Nemeth et al.
This site is under construction, it will grow/change probably...EOT.