My halfVAST Network

Some collect coins, some collect stamps, others collect junk of all sorts.  I collect computers that have been discarded by others and replaced with newer, shinier stuff.  I fix those that are fixable, configure them as servers, give them some meaningful work to do, and plug them into my half vast local network.

The halfVAST Network
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At this time, there are three servers on the local network: Yunzer, KitchenPC and Piggy.

in his past life, Yunzer was a desktop PC in my daughter’s home office.  Now he is a Linux Server that hosts:

KitchenPC was it’s name implies, a laptop that spent most of its past life in our kitchen.  Now it is a Linux Server hosting SETI@Home. 

Piggy was cobbled together from the remains of do-it-yourself project that suffered from the Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth syndrome.  She is now a Windows 10 Server that hosts a SETI@Home Client and a Netflix application that streams video to an attached Digital TV via HDMI.

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73 Years Ago

Give thanks to the “Greatest Generation” whose bravery and sacrifices on the Beaches of Normandy on the 6th of June 1944 must never be forgotten.

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The Prez Says – 28 May 2017

He’s Back!!!

POTUS45 has returned from his first foreign trip.  Now that he is back, he has once again resumed his quest to “…insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty….” [1] using Twitter to bring his words of wisdom to the masses.

From @realDonaldTrump as of 28 May 2017, 0841 EDT

  • 2 minutes ago: Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won? V was poorly covered
  • 7 minutes ago: Whenever you see the words ‘sources say’ in the fake news media, and they don’t mention names….
  • 6 minutes ago: ….it is very possible that those sources don’t exsist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!
  • 7 minutes ago: It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media.
1Preamble to US Constitution

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The First 100 Days

Shortly after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration as the 45th POTUS on 20 January 2017, the whitehouse.gov web site was updated to include his administration’s top issues:

  • America First Energy Plan
  • America First Foreign Policy
  • Bringing Back Jobs And Growth
  • Making Our Military Strong Again
  • Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community
  • Trade Deals Working For All Americans.

Today marks the end of the first 100 days of his administration.  And he plans on celebrating by holding a “Campaign Rally” in Harrisburg, PA.  Someone really should tell him that this might not be the best use of his time.

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Soot, Part II

For those who yearn for the return of Soot, not to worry.  POTUS45 is a fan of soot and has recently taken the first steps to encourage its comeback.  Personally, I do not think this will result in a rebirth of the coal and steel industries.  Nor do I think it will result in many additional mining and manufacturing jobs or boost the economy in my hometown and many more like it in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

My hometown was about 30 miles down the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh, PA.  It wasn’t quite as bad as these pictures show.  But it was close on many days, depending on the temperature and presence or absence of wind.

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