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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.

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 the computers:

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Computer NameDemisePicture
Neptune/Neptun Old neptune
  • 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
New neptune
  • Intel Core i3 CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1 TB HD
  • runs Ubuntu/10.04amd64
  • My mom and my dad use this computer
UranusA 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
SaturnMy 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
Jupiter
  • was my mainstay computer from 2010 to 2014
  • has been passed down to friends who may make good use of it
Mars 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.
Gaia
  • Core i7 2.30 GHz i7-3615QM CPU (45 Watts TDP)
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 1 TB HD
  • Workstation
  • runs Mac OS X
  • and openbsd/vmware
Raspberry PiA 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
VenusSoekris 6501-70, 2GB RAM, OpenBSD/amd64
has replaced mars in its function. The SSD here is a 80 GB Intel.
MercuryXeon 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.

VPSs

I also have leased 3 VPS's around the world:
computer namelocationOperating System
io.solarscale.deBavariaFreeBSD 9.x
moon.virgostar.netHong KongFreeBSD 8.x
americas.centroid.euPanamaFreeBSD 10.x
These ensure that I:
  1. get my email, as well as my parents
  2. that my domain names are being served
  3. serve the webpage you're currently reading
  4. have something to play with since shell servers are almost a thing of the past
  5. am 50 euros poorer every month for all three
  6. Get experience with technology off work (play)

Books

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:
2014
  1. OpenCL Parallel Programming Development Cookbook - Raymond Tay
  2. Infinite Reality - Jim Blascovitch and Jeremy Bailenson
  3. Peer-to-Peer Netzwerke - Peter Mahlmann and Christian Schindelhauer
  4. Redis in Action - Josiah L. Carlson
  5. SQL Cookbook - Anthony Molinaro
  6. Book of IMAP - Peer Heinlein and Peer Hartleben
  7. Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook - Evi Nemeth et al.
  8. ...

This site is under construction, it will grow/change probably...EOT.