For those of you who don’t know… polaris is my server. I went back to working nights for a company that I found to be immoral so that I could buy polaris.
It was booted up for the first time in May of 1997. As purchased, it was a pentium 200 with a 4 gig hard drive, 256 meg of ram, and not much else going for her. With these older machines, it’s impossible to get them to boot off modern hard drives with capacities reaching into insanity. So, after many tries of repartitioning blank drives, and various and sundry other things to keep her limping along, she finally gave up the ghost this evening, at approximately 5:30 pm.
It’s the end of a technological era for me. There’s something about that box… it represents something much more to me than just a piece of hardware. There are a lot of memories attached to that box that I just don’t think I have enough space on this blog to share with you all.… [Read More]