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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Tue, 23 Aug 2011

Want a server / desktop / laptop / studio machine / firewall / NAS / quiet system running Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD? eRacks can help you

I haven't come across Orange, Calif.-based eRacks in awhile, but I followed a link over there today and was re-acquainted with its suprisingly full line of systems that do just about anything you want and ship with a multitude of Linux and BSD operating systems, including Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS, along with Free-, Open- and NetBSD.

They also offer Fedora, Gentoo, PCLinuxOS, Mint, Mandriva, Puppy (who else ships boxes running Puppy??), Mepis, OpenSuse, SLED, RHEL, Xandros and even Windows 7 if you want it.

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