[Rack] [Noisebridge-discuss] Rack

jim jim at well.com
Tue Mar 1 11:00:26 PST 2011


    in this case, my interest is in getting some kind 
of low to moderate bandwidth access to the internet 
for my own box (systemateka.com) in a place that's 
conveniently accessible. 
    it seems to me likely that there are other groups 
also willing to spring for such at a rate that would 
partially or maybe fully offset NB's costs (i.e. at 
least pay for more than what we'd use). 
    consider this a proposal to bring in a tiny bit 
of positive revenue to NB. 

    as to the linux training, i removed the two 1Us 
from Susan the Rack so's to help reduce the monthly 
electrical bill. they're currently in a little 
mini-rack in the turing classroom. we turn them on 
when we want to play with them and keep them off the 
rest of the time. it's good to have physical access 
to the boxes one administers, especially when 
climbing the learning curve. 
    it would be great to have an internet accessible 
box for the linux study group. 



On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 10:45 -0800, Dr. Jesus wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Dr. Jesus <j at hug.gs> wrote:
> >> It's fine for a hobby rack at the price.  Any kind of commercial
> >> circuit is going to be ridiculously expensive to install.  The only
> >> fibre running outside our building is SFMTA owned and anything else is
> >> going to require $$$.
> >
> > This is the truth. At some point, it quickly becomes a lot cheaper to
> > get a rack and transit from a bargain colo/ISP shop here in the Bay
> > Area.
> 
> Jim didn't mention it, but part of what he's trying to do is to
> provide physical access to the rack for training purposes.  There's
> something about being able to see a racked machine which has
> educational value, especially for the PC hardware skills they don't
> teach in school.  His educational group already has rack space
> elsewhere, but it comes with some strings attached which prevent the
> group from easily touching the gear.
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