June 7th, 2005

Packrat

Do they still make wooden Christmas Trees?

A new server from Dell would cost about $6000, with more than half of that being the cost of 30 user licenses for Windows 2003 server. (30 licenses probably won't last long, we've got 28 computers currently)

I can build an Athlon 64 server for a mere $1000, if I use Ubuntu Linux as the OS. Holy crap! We budgeted $9000 for a new server (another $3000 for a tape drive). I wonder if I could get 9 little servers instead....

I don't know enough about Linux security to feel comfortable exposing one to the Intarweb just yet, so for the web/mail server, I'll probably just revamp the existing Windows 2000 machine.
Packrat

My good deed for the day.

The receptionist had cornered a little field mouse that had somehow gotten into the building and got stuck in the glass window fronts. She didn't know what to do, and was kind of freaking out, so I picked up the rubber door stop that was lying nearby, scooped him up with it, and kinda tossed him out the front door into the bushes.

Chubby little thing. :)