So, gonna just put this here:
I'm in the thinking-planning stage of running a public vintage Mac oriented server.
It'll probably be called "vtools" (like iTools) and offer:
- AFP file services
- mail (unencrypted, but authenticated)
- Web hosting
Funded through patreon, perhaps.
More at https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/56026-projectidea-vtools-vintage-focused-mac-server-on-the-internet/ if you have an account.
Soliciting general recommendations/ideas:
I am eventually going to start running a server running AppleShare IP 6 as a server for vintage Mac files, email, and web hosting.
I have a machine, I need a SATA card and some fresh 2TB disks, and to set it up.
I also need a name!
Any ideas? It would be on a subdomain of either stenoweb dot net or 68kmla dot org.
It was set up temporarily using v dot stenoweb dot net, to stand for "vintage".
If anybody needs an email account:
I run a server with Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint and some other file storage space on the domain stenoweb dot net.
Let me know if you'd like an account!
cronk is running on http://fd.stenoweb.net/SitePages/TECT.aspx - let me know if it's weird.
Also, should there be like a server account (or should I make, like, a TECT Info account?) for announcements related to the server itself? Especially given that the server has to run updates once in a while, etc. #TECT
*notices Amazon.co.jp package on door step*
OwO what's this???? A Casio EX-word XD-Z20000 電子辞書 (denshi jisho, electronic dictionary)! What wonders lie within?!?!
M I D W E S T . J P E G
I have been suuuuuper hoping that a modern equivalent to some of the neat old external/removable storage formats like MO, DVD-RAM, ProDisc, LS-120, and Bernoulli would come back into vogue at some point. Not just "liking vintage storage" but, reasonably durable external storage that's consumer-affordable.
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Storage has been getting cheaper at a much faster rate than bandwidth, which makes now a better time than ever to self-host.
Actually, it makes now a better time than ever for *sneakernet*. Which has the added bonus that, unlike self-hosting, it's pretty intuitive for most people.
Are there good (as in easy to use for the average no-techie) apps for cataloging external storage?
Please consider boosting if people on your instances or who follow you might be interested in this kind of thing, and, definitely let me know if you want access or more information!
I should have been to bed an hour ago so I'm going to make this quick.
My Patreon launched, for the vintage Mac server!
The Patreon is at https://www.patreon.com/vtools
how long until co-location of something like https://www.storagereview.com/dell_precision_3930_rack_workstation_review is cheaper than a reasonable windows desktop vps.
I see we're now at the point where the purpose of silicon valley, largely, is finding a way to put a paywall between you and absolutely anything you might need.
(jk jk lol we've absolutely been there a few years now)
Accessibility isn't just for "disabled" people.
Accessibility benefits EVERYONE, from the people who are severely impacted to those who find the extra options convenient, and everyone in between.
THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE to making your stuff more accessible.
This is going to seem tone-deaf to everyone I know in Seattle (because this happens here multiple times every year and I've lived here ~12 years now) but it snowed here yesterday and last night and now I'm still cold from having to dig my car out this morning.
Briefly, I had an entire virtualbox VM on an external hard disk I was carrying around with a duplicate of my work environment, on the premise that it would be better than remoting my main work machine or building that duplicate several times, but that didn't pan out, mostly because I'm cheap and have old computers and the environment needs to be a fairly beefy Windows 8/10 for voip and admin tools.
This isn't strictly speaking a continuation of my criticism of electron, as much as, "put it in a VM and take it with you" or "run it on the server and get at it form anywhere" is something I've been thinking about for a while.
I'm probably going to do this at work, too. My older PC has Adobe CS6 on it. I'll likely re-license that copy of CS6 into a Windows 10 VM.
In my environment at home, I *should* be storing most data on the server anyway.
I've been thinking about strategies for this for a while and given that there's enough room on the server to do it, having "this is my VM that runs iTunes" or "this is my VM that runs lightroom" probably makes the most sense. Perhaps an IRC client as well.
Just thinking about the electron takes from yesterday:
A real thing I have been thinking about doing is individually packing up the apps I use as Hyper-V VMs and running them on my server or on my main desktop and using RemoteApp to get access to them from wherever.
Most of what I use, there's not a very compelling reason to have installed on every system I use. This is doubly, perhaps triply true for anything "big" or for any large dataset.
the biggest trucks and SUVs should probably not be available for regular consumers to buy, for any number of reasons.
If you're not tall enough to clear the roof of your vehicle of snow, get a lower vehicle, or a ladder.
Linux Torvalds, Steve Apple, and Bill Microsoft all walk into a bar.
Because it was set too low.
"We should probably raise that bar," they all say, putting ice on their bruised faces. "Then people wouldn't get hurt."
But nobody does.
vtools uptime record! 23 days!
update on "toryreck" - installed server'12, installed some updates, rebooted, installed some more updates and now it wont' boot.