Last week I got an old z800 workstation. It came with 2 CPUS and 16 GB of RAM. Unfortunately, I had to remove one CPU as the machine would not boot otherwise.

A lot of time was spent to install Gentoo on it. I got LVM working with cache on an SSD and main partition on an HDD. These are basically spare parts I had lying around.

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The weekend was wasted on trying to get NVIDIA Titan X working in it. I gave up and decided to use another graphics card.

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Among other things systemd and GNOME were installed. Main reason to have GNOME is to run GNUCash, but it fails to build for some reason.

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Today I installed PostreSQL and migrated my Mastodon database. Mastodon itself is in the cloud, but the plan is to move in here as well. The idea is to use systemd-nspawn for an isolated environment for Ruby and Node.

Move DNS from GCloud to sdf.org and setup a mail server.

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As a bonus I'm running mpv on it to listen to BBC Radio 6.

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Folding at home is burning free cpu cycles and being managed by systemd as a user service.

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