tea and tumbleweed were chatting one evening about having a shared dedicated server in london for #clug (or clug in general) members to use as MX, shell box, etc.
Basically Xen would be out of the question, because cheap boxes don’t have enough RAM, it would have to be shared. This would mean agreeing on a common MTA (HORRORS!), and sharing root between a group of people… :-)
tumbleweed has a “Value” server with uk2.net, who’s lease expires on 22 Feb. If 11 other people were interested, we could renew it, for the cost of about R600 pa, each. This would save on setup costs.
Anyone keen? We have a wiki page on the subject, add yourself.
I’ve touched up the CLUG wiki GPRS/3G page today. It’s now a complete dump of my knowledge on the subject - a page I wish had existed when I started mucking with mobile data.
Now I’m just waiting for the 3G card that I bought on eBay to turn up, so I can get a slightly more usable connection than asthmatic GPRS when I’m on the run.
Well, we’ve now got a custom theme for http://park.clug.org.za/ (by superfly, thanks!) I still want to hack planetplanet to death, but that can wait until they decide on their direction…
Yup. Lovely stuff. Anyway, when I’m happy with the extension, I’ll post it somewhere… (Same goes for my other mediawiki extenisons)
I’ve been doing some themeing work on Clug Park, and it’s pretty much ready to go now. It could still do with some theming work, and probably some more blogs (I bet there are other blogging CLUGgers out there).
We’ve hacked our planet to always display 2 entries from every member. If we switch, the hack will have to be ported. Which isn’t a bad thing, I don’t want to pass the patch upstream if planetplanet is about to switch to another trunk, anyway :-)