spaceyhackerlady writes: We're looking at some new development, and a big question mark is the little boxes around the edge of the data centre — the NTP servers, the monitoring boxes, the stuff that supports and interfaces with the Big Iron that does the real work.
The last time I visited a hosting farm I saw shelves of Mac Minis, but that was 5 years ago. What do people like now for their little support boxes?
spaceyhackerlady writes: "I had a long talk with my boss yesterday about some possible new projects, and
several involved deploying little embedded computers to do interesting things.
I've played with several tiny embedded Linux-based SBCs. My fave so far is
Gumstix, but what other cool ones should I
know about? The main requirements are ethernet and RS-232 serial I/O.
Audio plus enough MIPS for some DSP is nice to have. Linux, naturally. This is Slashdot, after all.:-)
What tiny embedded Linux computers have you messed with lately?"
spaceyhackerlady writes: "Our Marketing manager has had the brainwave that we should
be more aggressive with our competition, so he decided that we
should adopt Klingon culture around the office, effective April 1.
porting our systems to Var'aq, the official Klingon programming language.
Something to do with killing (or at least maiming) the competition, he says.
Has anybody ever done this with a mainly Java-based system? Any good
migration tools out there?