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I got some "blazing fast" (in my book) new hardware from dear friend basl and currently I am installing a real OS on it. I did suse in the past, slackware, redhat, mandrake. But I never did it the pure way; GNU/Debian. So a new convert is born, I am installing bruce's baby right now. Not as easy as new "commercial" distros but a lot easier than slackware 9 years ago. So all I have to do is give the machine a proper name.
When it comes to naming a machine, I get picky.
The first PC I got was called "ed" (eddie for friends), hence the pentium that came later was called "petje". A laptop that was a rental, "sletje".
Than a range of new systems came; krijgertje, zalm, snip, duckman, elvis, luca and kjell. Maybe more but these I can remember. Now this system will be my next hosting site for willy. Lots of diskspace and memory, so it will do for the next couple of years. I only have one problem, bas already named it "havenmeester".And I dont like that name. Yet, he demanded it to be "havenmeester" (what kind of name is that?)
So I thought, what about "tug". Does have a "tux" ring to it and has a relation to "havenmeester". What do you think?
Grid computing vs P2P, corba and others...
I really really want X10 in my house so I can heatup the living from the comfort of my bed (which is equiped with a laptop of course!) like //mikew has for a year or more in his loft.
This will probably be a dream for some time. But nevertheless, some X10 linkdumping so I can pick this up later. Say in a decade or two...//X10 is, it's protocol, a way of using the powergrid in your house as a network layer for giving signals to outlets. And since your PC is on the grid as well, one can use a browser to dimm the light or heatup the oven. Chriet, here I come.