Barputer-Next

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=Outline=
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* Rebuilt the barputer
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* Prevent that hardware failure will make [[El Presidente]] get no Mate (and you know what happens if he doesn't get his Club-Mate on time)
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* (attempt to) optimize it.
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=Concept=
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Since the barputer lives in a pretty harsh environment, a backup strategy is required. The last one left us at a moment whe didn't expect it to fail, and accounting is an issue for those who pay their drinks monthly. My idea was to put the barputer and related software in a VM (without Apache <= 2.2.19, or even without Apache at all), and access it remotely. I recently starded exploring [http://www.x2go.org x2go]. X2go is somewhat like a RDP alternative for linux, a free/OSS version of NXServer.
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The advantages of x2go/NX are:
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* low bandwidth required to use the desktop remotely (important, because network connections tend to get slow sometimes in the space)
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* (almost) platform independent
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The disadvantages are:
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* it has a built in YouTube-Be-Gone, which you can only disable by throwing extra bandwidth at it.
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* OS X only has a PowerPC client officially (to bad for you Lion users...), but there's a workaround which doesn't involve downgrading to Snow Leo, or screwing up your system by putting Lion+Snow Leo in a blender and run that on your Mac. It will blend, but getting it to work is another issue.
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=What has been done?=
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=What should still be done?=
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=Notes=

Revision as of 10:38, 8 February 2012


Barputer-Next
What:
Rebuilding the barputer, with a touch of cloudlyness.
Cloud.jpg
Participants:
Yvanj
Category:
Art
Locations:
Den Bunker


Contents

Outline

Concept

Since the barputer lives in a pretty harsh environment, a backup strategy is required. The last one left us at a moment whe didn't expect it to fail, and accounting is an issue for those who pay their drinks monthly. My idea was to put the barputer and related software in a VM (without Apache <= 2.2.19, or even without Apache at all), and access it remotely. I recently starded exploring x2go. X2go is somewhat like a RDP alternative for linux, a free/OSS version of NXServer.

The advantages of x2go/NX are:

The disadvantages are:

What has been done?

What should still be done?

Notes

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