Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fuck running XP in VirtualBox...

When you're trying to get Microsoft products to play nice with Oracle products, in a GNU/linux environment, there's a word for that.


In the meantime, we're configuring Airtime. It's going to ROCK.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Son of Bride of Grotzilla!

Greetings from the Fracture Radio Center for Really Advanced Projects!

I'll let the acronym sink into your head for a minute. Apt, no?

Anyway, say hello to the new Grotbox. Contained within is a super powerful Athlon II, running at a paint-stripping 3.1ghz. 6gb of RAM and a pants-rending 2.1tb of drives round out the package nicely.

The new server will be running Debian Squeeze, with a crufty old copy of Windows XP running the same copy of SAM that you've come to know and love. This will give us the flexibility to experiment with less crufty open-source streaming solutions, without the heartbreak of interrupted service.

Anyway, I'm psyched. I hope you're all psyched too. ;)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"All things come to an end, especially when Dell manufactures them."

I wrote those words over 2 years ago, celebrating the death and rebirth of our favorite pile of trash server, the venerable Grotbox, and they ring true as ever today.

The grotbox is down. The northwest corner of my office no longer wheezes with the breath of cooling fans. Sitting in a motherboard box is the Grot's replacement - an Athlon II with 6gb of RAM. Refreshingly incompatible Dell power supplies and cases continue to flummox your humble admin, but we shall win through with new hardware.

In the meantime, Fracture Radio continues on, as a virtual machine hosted on my desktop - a clever simulation of actual crap hardware, running on not-so-crap hardware. It's the future, after all.

RIP Grot the third. 12/9/2009 - 3/15/2012