It is almost 4 years old, so it has served me reasonably well. I have backups of most of the data, but there may be some things I have lost. Ah well. I’ve been wanting to open the thing up and have a look inside for a while now. They are quite nicely built I have to say. It is all back together at the moment, but I’ll probably rip it to bits again and take some pictures.
This weekend I built a simple little Linux program that scratches an particular itch of mine. As part of my daily work I need to log in to various Linux VMs. The problem is that the IP addresses of these VMs often changes due to them being configured to use DHCP. I suppose I could have changed them to have static IP addresses, but that would be too easy 😉
Instead I have written a little program I call FrontDoor that gets loaded by getty and displays some basic information about the host, including things like the IP address and so on. Now I can just look at the VM on my desktop and see the IP address at a glance 🙂
In the end I wasn’t offline for very long thanks to the great guys at Internode 🙂
A total of 5 days in all off line.
In the mean time lots of interesting stuff has been happening.
Firstly I’m in the trailer for the Melbourne Internation Film Festival.
Secondly and more imporantly there is the birth of my second child 😀