Archive for the ‘ Grins and Giggles ’ Category
We have an older machine room that has been through many years of equipment changes. As a result, it doesn’t have *ahem* optimal cooling systems. Some of our more active systems have been having cooling issues recently, and here’s what we did about it. Maybe Santa will buy us real HVAC someday. (On a more serious note, Cal Poly’s budget is in really bad shape. What we get from Sacramento is not sufficient. So when time are tough, you sometimes have to resort to cardboard and duct tape.) Read on to see the gory details….
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As a former Cal Poly SLO student, I fondly remember the old Science Building 52 North. It was kind of old and funky, but it had a certain charm. I wish I had thought to get some pictures of it…
Cal Poly just knocked it down to make room for a new Center for Science and Math. They have web cams, photo galleries and other good information there. The construction site is known as “Area 52” which has a really cute web site with more photos and videos. You can follow area52CalPoly on Twitter to get up to date construction info. Videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/AldenCalPoly.
I took some photos as I walked around…
I got a new GNU truck during the Cash for Clunkers bonanza. (GNU is one of the main organizations that built the tools we call Linux.) It’s a 2009 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner. It’s the first new car I’ve ever had, and I really like it. Read more
Take a little proxy server and add some hacking, and you get the Upside-Down-Ternet. Or Kittenwar. Or Blurry-Net. I have to try this.