I just won a used Mac G4 Cube on eBay. It has a 30GB hard drive and 768MB of RAM. I'll be putting it into service as a music and web server. Its assignment to web serving duties will mark the end of my Sun Ultra 1 200e box's reign as web server, something it's done well for number of years now. The Sun box is actually still running fine (as a matter of fact it's been up for 133 consecutive days now), but it's running low on disk space and I'm losing interest in Solaris administration. In addition, the Mac has many more peripheral options (such as the ability to take a wireless card and firewire drives) and a better overall upgrade path should I choose to make upgrades (probably not). It is smaller, more elegant, and has no fan to make noise, so that's great, too.
As an aside, since I mentioned my Sun box's uptime, I thought it would only be fair to mention my iBook's uptime: 70 days, as of today. In and out of sleep, on and off AC power, switching networks, installing software, etc. It's been up for 70 days without issue. That's better even than my PowerBook (which admittedly gets the harder workout).
Posted: Thu Sep 30 20:31:16 -0700 2004