[clug] Computer buildfest idea

Arafangion thestar at fussycoder.id.au
Tue Nov 1 02:28:24 GMT 2005

On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 11:48 pm, Simon Burton wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 09:44:54 +1100
> Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Just got an e-mail from a local well-known distributor who has a bunch
> > of stuff he is unable to sell (old stock etc.). Reckons there might be
> > enough for about 5 or 6 complete systems. If we decide to go ahead with
> > this idea, he will deliver the stuff to ANU and then collect (his) left-
> > overs and dispose of.
> >
> > So, looks to me like we should probably go ahead with this build/install
> > fest idea. When are people up for it? I'll open the bidding with a
> > Saturday morning - say 12th Nov.?
> Excuse me, we obviously have a lot of junk between us all,
> but what we need is someone who needs this junk. I'm not brining my stuff
> just so I can take it away again. Who is going to want an old
> computer with some funny OS from finland on it ?
> And how much can be accomplished in one morning ? (not much, i would say)

With some preparation, a standard Image could be made, so that the only thing 
that remains is getting working hardward put together, and the standard image 
could then be installed.

If this went on for several sessions, this could also provide an opportunity 
to experiment with clustering.

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