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22 Jul 2003 (updated 27 Jul 2003 at 07:22 UTC) »

Okay I've been busy back at work for the last couple of days. Need to build lots of workstations in the near future.

I've been considering getting a colo box. I think I can afford the running costs for a while if I can get some people to help out. The question is how much can I build a 1U box for. I think I should be able to build something for 300-400GBP. I need to pay for setup costs and I think a month in advanced. Should be doable for 500GBP startup. Hopefully I should be able to provide any service that someone wants given that a) the request is sensible (no telnetd :)) and b) they offer a decent price.

okay now I'm annoyed. I was meant to be taking a BA flight home at 20:15 tonight, but it has been cancelled due to a unoffical strike at London Heathrow. As a result I'm sitting in a hotel waiting for my flight tomorrow morning at 7:35, which means I have to get up at 4:30. ho hum. BA are paying for this okay hotel and have paid up to 250NOK for my dinner. it came to 277NOK so I gave a rather large tip of 73NOK :). There is wireless around, but I don;t have a wlan card :(.

I think I'm going to go back to my room an watch Matrix on DVD and/or play with getting my Debian on a CD script working. Mostly there. I need to play around with getting the CD to boot and then add some stuff to make it work nicely with the CD drive. It probably doesn;t help that my previous sucessful attempt is sitting 2 hours flight away.

okay, I've never posted a diary before so be nie to me.

I'm currently sitting in a talk at Debconf feeling very hot, not listening to a security talk and ircing and writing this diary.

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