## hardware — wyvern @ Adrian Tritschler · Monday, Jan 1, 0001 · 3 minute read · Update at Jan 1, 0001 ·

This was my original PC-clone computer after I managed to put off getting on the IBM/x86 PC hardware treadmill for as long as possible. I ignored them all, from the 8088 and 8086, through the 286s and 386s up to the mighty 80486. I finally succumbed and wyvern’s first incarnation was a P100 — yes, a 100MHz Pentium. At some point in the late 1990s this was replaced by a PII system of the same name. At the end of 2000 I travelled overseas for work and the box was then “upgraded” by my employer so I could run videoconferencing softwar to stay in touch with my family. Unfortunately the upgrade – they deemed a PIII necessary, so new motherboard and CPU was installed – was carried out in a completely cowboy fashion and the box was never reliable or quite the same again.

Software wise it has nearly always run linux, although there was a brief diversion into OS/2 Warp due to a licensing deal through work. My first slackware install involved 14 floppy disks painstakingly downloaded at work and – from memory – a 0.99pre4 kernel and some sort of slackware distribution. Over the years it has evolved through Redhat, Debian to Ubuntu, often without a full clean installation, so who knows what traces of which software are left lurking in dark corners.

# Uptime Statistics

     #               Uptime | System                                    Boot up
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
1   253 days, 19:18:54 | Linux 2.4.29             Wed Mar 16 08:30:34 2005
2   123 days, 06:17:47 | Linux 2.4.20             Mon Jun  2 18:19:15 2003
3   119 days, 10:14:52 | Linux 2.4.25             Fri Apr 23 19:34:18 2004
4   110 days, 19:51:16 | Linux 2.4.20             Wed Dec  4 20:53:55 2002
5    54 days, 13:00:40 | Linux 2.4.26             Thu Oct  7 18:30:46 2004
6    52 days, 00:01:53 | Linux 2.4.18             Tue Sep  3 17:53:52 2002
7    49 days, 00:58:04 | Linux 2.4.28             Wed Dec  1 07:37:50 2004
8    34 days, 21:38:02 | Linux 2.4.24             Tue Feb 24 18:38:53 2004
9    32 days, 03:53:20 | Linux 2.4.20             Fri Apr  4 18:47:57 2003
10    29 days, 00:11:50 | Linux 2.4.28             Tue Feb 15 07:13:15 2005
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
->  16    14 days, 15:51:42 | Linux 2.4.29             Fri Nov 25 04:08:19 2005
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
1up in     0 days, 18:44:26 | at                       Sat Dec 10 14:44:26 2005
no1 in   239 days, 03:27:13 | at                       Sat Aug  5 22:27:13 2006
mst in    10 days, 08:08:19 | twenty-five days         Tue Dec 20 04:08:19 2005


# Disk Partitions

disk size CHS partition type
hda 10.8G 255x63x1313
hda1 plan9
hda2 w95
hda5 swap
hdb 6498M 255x63x790
hdb1 linux
hdc 20G 255x63x2481
hdc1 w95
hdd DVD

My website, an agglomerative mess, probably half-eaten by a gru

# …The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

# …The Site

Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried PHP, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on Emacs Org mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is Org mode and hugo.

# …The ISP

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