This is something I’ve always wanted to try, and now have the opportunity! My parents had an old relic of the Pentium 3 epoch, which I was able to appropriate in the name of Science. The Dell Dimension 4100 really is an old battle axe, and I’ve given the old bird a new lease on life by turning it into a Media Server. My plan is to use it for a webserver eventually as well.
Our house has not one but two high-speed cable connections, which we divide between the upstairs and downstairs people. The various routers and modems are displayed in a pleasing techno-shrine to the electro-gods in our living room:
The problem is that the shrine is downstairs, while our convenient nook-come-server-room is upstairs. Continue reading