[Rack] [RACK WISHLIST] Ongoing thread to add to ( + )...

Alex Buie alex.buie at frozenfeline.net
Mon Jul 8 06:20:01 UTC 2013


>do you happen to know if they've already been checked out/tested for "does
this shit work?". i'll take a look and see if they're marked as such at all.

They should all work great; they were from when there was flooding in
thailand and drives in external enclosures were the only way
archive.orgcould get them in bulk - they were brand new, had the
drives removed, and
then donated to NB as driveless shells.


On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 5:37 PM, maestro <maestro415 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> >We have a spool of Cat5e somewhere just for this purpose. Distribution
> >ports should be landed in Susan the rack, or if they are few in number
> >as a well-bundled, non-messy cable to the GigE/PoE switch in the upper
> >rack.
>
> ok great. if 'somewhere' can be 'upgraded' to a where we will at least try
> to get started on turing/church/treehouse side. i'll ask around see if
> anyone knows where it is.
>
>
> >To what are you referring to? The "racks" draw 0 power.
> >That's the idea of the upper rack: minimal equipment needed to keep
> >internets functional, using minimal power. Susan the Rack is being
> >slowly deprecated.
>
> ok. i hadn't seen (via threads) historically that they had been changed.
> there was discussion about power issues for everything in house before
> (what everything in house pulls individually) and some had said the boxes
> with the hosts on them pulled a lot of power. very kewl that is no longer
> the case.
>
> >What would this include? All I've ever found myself to need are some
> >screwdrivers (in the toolchest), a cable crimper (in the reserved
> >cables/connector box in the "Penisland" closet)
>
> like to have a full tech's kit (hopefully more than one) on hand not just
> for the 'rack shack' but for all kinds of shit keeping it tucked away (at
> least partially) to prevent theft at least in a small way. putting it on
> the wishlist puts it in people's heads and then they see shit down the road
> that can at least go into a kit and grab it @ a yard sale, C.L., freecycle
> et.al
>
> >We have boodes of "Miloh enclosures" in the elevator vestibule. Just add
> disk.
>
> do you happen to know if they've already been checked out/tested for "does
> this shit work?". i'll take a look and see if they're marked as such at all.
>
>
> message ends
>
> _______________________________________________________________________________
>
> On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM, maestro <maestro415 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Begin:
>> > New Rack Wishlist for hardware, software, cables, connectors,
>> > accessories, widgets, toys and everything and anything needed to
>> > upgrade, enhance, secure, and maintain 'the racks' in excellent
>> > ways...
>> >
>> > This will be a thread that can be continuously added to and it will be
>> > most excellent if an item is received and used on the Wishlist that
>> > someone delete it. One of multiple ways to do this is paste the last
>> > updated Wishlist with the item removed and a note to the thread e.g.
>> > [Ammending Wishlist]
>> >
>> > ______________________________________________________________________
>> >
>> > RACK WISHLIST
>> > ______________________________________________________________________
>> >
>> > + working ethernet cables 100ft. and longer that can reach
>> > Church/Turing(needs replacing)/Treehouse and the other end of the
>> > space
>>
>>
>>
>> > + modern 'racks' that are much more power efficient
>>
>>
>>
>> > + hardware tech's full tool kit (with redundancy on as many tools as
>> possible)
>>
>>
>>
>> > + proper hardware cleaning kit(s)
>>
>> What would this entail?
>>
>> > + external storage device(s) for back-ups and archives
>>
>>
>>
>
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