Journal #7953

Posted 10 years ago2012-08-29 08:17:32 UTC
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
"The balcony datacenter"
What better way to use your old hardware than to throw it in the balcony and run a HL server on it :)
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Not long ago i aquired a crappy UPS to add some redundancy incase power decides to be a troll and not work. I will probably hook a car battery up to it so that it holds the power longer.

Oh if anyone wants to play the ip is:
62.80.247.69

31 Comments

Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 08:31:48 UTC Comment #60028
Awesome :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 08:53:27 UTC Comment #60015
Awesome :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 08:55:52 UTC Comment #60016
Awesome :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 09:02:36 UTC Comment #60019
Oh you trolls :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 09:43:35 UTC Comment #60012
Awesome D:
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 12:02:20 UTC Comment #60031
Awesome :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 12:02:22 UTC Comment #60032
:|
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 12:29:07 UTC Comment #60003
Why is it on the balcony?
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 12:56:49 UTC Comment #60005
Can't believe we got to the eighth post before somebody asked that...
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 14:12:04 UTC Comment #60029
Fresh air :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 14:53:07 UTC Comment #60020
Less noise when im sleeping :)
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 17:27:17 UTC Comment #60004
... it rains.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 17:32:06 UTC Comment #60009
Awesome :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 17:45:08 UTC Comment #60021
The balcony in question has a good rain protection system called windows :)
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 18:10:38 UTC Comment #60025
Yeah seeing how neatly installed your window is, your server setup doesn't surprise me in the least.

Shield it from sunlight at least, it will cause it to overheat and heavily damage the paint/plastics through UV radiation. Same with the cables, they'll be all crackly and yellow in a few weeks and it won't be long before they are cut by their own weight.

Sunlight and water kill about everything.

Now, with that aside, is it a WON or Steam HL server? I can do WON...
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 18:52:50 UTC Comment #60022
The balcony has windows in it that one in the picture is my room window. There was a metal thing (not sure how its called) on that PU foam there. Overheating is not an issue. I might move it closer to the wall to avoid sunlight.
Its steam but i think WON can also connect to it.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 19:28:20 UTC Comment #60026
I figured that was not the outside window, partly due to sunlight coming from the opposite side :P

And no, by experience, WON HL connections are refused by Steam HL servers.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 19:33:26 UTC Comment #60030
Nope. Steam and WON can work together perfectly well, if the server master can configure it.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 19:52:02 UTC Comment #60010
Disco- you mean you don't have an iSun in your room yet???
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 21:34:41 UTC Comment #60006
A balcony with windows... foreign buildings are strange. Balconies don't have windows.
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Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 22:20:02 UTC Comment #60008
Aewsome :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 22:30:42 UTC Comment #60011
1: find big cardboard box
2: remove one side of said box
3: waterproof it with kitchen plastic wrap or loads of paint or both
4: place it over server
5: fuck the rain away
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 23:11:43 UTC Comment #60013
No, he meant his balcony is running Windows.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 04:31:56 UTC Comment #60014
I was going to ask why it's on the balcony, but then I saw everyone else ask the same question... so,

Why is it on the balcony?

Awesome :D

Btw, I'm guessing it's not an outside balcony, but instead it's an inbuilt one that's within the building, like these ones for example:
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...but his one has windows covering it. Simples.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 05:38:22 UTC Comment #60023
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Same building design. Mine would be the most left balcony in the img.

There are no laws saying that you can't put windows in balconies. A lot of people knock out the inner window and wall to get a bigger room.

@Stu
Just try i have some plugins running that allow non-steam to connect maybe WON works :)
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 10:53:50 UTC Comment #60017
I live in that box
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 15:54:42 UTC Comment #60033
Are you a kitty cat :D
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 19:53:29 UTC Comment #60018
I am the ghost in that shell
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 19:59:18 UTC Comment #60024
Great now the server is haunted
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 20:53:29 UTC Comment #60027
Ooh. I may try when I'm back on Windows then.
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-25 08:02:35 UTC Comment #60007
Are you baking a pie on that window shelf? D:

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