I’m just about to retire the old PII 266 that has ben running on for around 5 years. Last night the drive was moved, and the new PIII 800 sits buzzing on my floor. Short of a hardware failure in the next few days the “plexipaq” will be taken down and scrapped for parts. The new server is certainly not as striking – in it’s plastic crate case, red zip-ties holding the parts in. Not something that will hang from the ceiling. Not something that I even bothered to take a picture of.

The new machine IS faster. MovableType rebuilds sites in seconds over minutes. Two 100GB drives were crammed into the shell providing me with backup storage on the network. Now instead of running a file server, backup server, and web server – I have a small plastic crate that has power and a network cable.