New system up & running!

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Combobulated is the keyword (is that even a word?)

At any rate, this is a system I pulled together from bits and pieces and a CPU which was sent to me from Hong Kong. The CPU is a E8400, socket 775.

Motherboard? Asus Maximus Extreme, see: http://k0nsl.org/bag/hardware/Asus_Maximus_Extreme/

Cooling? It’s passively cooled by a Thermochill PA120.3.

Temperatures? It idles at about 45 °C so heat is not much of an issue. If it becomes one I’ll just slap on a fan or three ;-)

OS? Jewbuntu ;-/

I’m still not entirely sure what purpose the system will serve nor am I fully decided on what type of OS to run. Only time will tell.

Overclocking? At the moment it’s running at 4960MhZ (9 ratio @ 440 FSB): so out of the box I’ve gained almost two gigahertz from it. It’s currently undergoing stress testing at this speed. The only worries I have is with the northbridge heat. It’s a bit toasty

Sorry about the crappy video: I’m not very good at filming, or even putting together a clip. I rush it and it comes out as a confabulated mess. Plus, Sony is not really helping out much in lieu of the horrendous focus-problem they have with their cameras. Blergh.


CPU: Intel E8400
Motherboard: Asus Maximus Extreme (X38), never used.
Memory: Kingston Hyperx 16 GiB
HDD: Seagate 1TB (only one for now)
Pump: Laing DDCv1
Waterblock: Swiftech Storm
Radiator: Thermochill PA120.3
Reservoir: EK Dual Bay

…alas, a whole system which only cost me about $18 bucks, excluding the costs for the already available hardware. Oh, and don’t fret: Ah’ll put the stuff in a case, very soon. This is only for testing purposes


devNET Webmail

devNET Webmail devNET Webmail

I have not been doing much lately so I decided to spice up the webmail used by my clients and myself. The base is Roundecube [1] and the skin was originally by Mr. Dieck but heavily modified by me. This is what it currently looks like:


It’s an ongoing project, but I think that it looks far better than the default “Larry”-skin used in Roundcube, in my view.

The “Larry”-skin looks like this:

Right. That’s it!


1. The Roundcube Webmail suite: https://github.com/roundcube/roundcubemail


k0nsl Mumble is up & running

I’ve set up Mumble on one of my servers and it’s up and running and it seems (so far) to be working perfectly fine after tuning it.

Description of Mumble courtesy of the Mumble SourceForge project page:

Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming and things like Word Cookie Cheats to play smoother, etc.


You can also register your own account on the Mumble server via the ‘Mumble-Django’ interface:

Vist this page to register your account — http://mumble.k0nsl.org/

After that, you’re done. Just fill in the pertinent details in the Mumble client and it’s all done.

Over and out, friends.


devNET forums ‘partially’ cleaned up

I spent one hour or so cleaning up the devNET forum so that it gives a better impression with the outcome that people might consider using it one day.
I tried getting my clients to use it for support questions instead of e-mailing me or using the ticket system, but they never use it, nor do they submit much tickets, and barely any e-mails from them with any questions. Nothing on Skype either. That might be a good thing, though. No issues. They’re happy. That is what I deduct from it
I have very little to say lately to everybody right now. It’s one of those times again where everything feels like I’m trapped in a hamster wheel. Same routines every day, more or less, and nothing is of particular interest to me. I know why that is so, and those who know me do too. At such times I’ve even got issues slapping together a couple of paragraphs of text with any sort of meaningful message. Mogigraphia FTW!

So until that goes away, which it will, I will just do my regular routines and my daily duties. I invite anybody (in particular my friendly clients) to join the forum and perhaps make it a community again, as it was in 2003 and onwards…

The addy is devnet-software.org

That’s it. Over and out.


Testing NodeBB on ‘Fretzchnid’

I’m currently resuming tests with NodeBB[1], a project which I only touched on a few months ago, but nothing of it bore any fruit. Now, however, I do plan to set up a small sized community for k0nsl.org which I dubbed ‘konsortium’.
However, on ‘Eicke’ I ran into issues:

So right now I’ve got it nominally running on ‘Fretzchnid’ which is a box mainly used for experimental projects / deployments. I’m awfully tired right now so I will continue with this tomorrow.
Feel free to have a look-see:


Addy: http://konsortium.k0nsl.org/

Over and out, friends.


1. A forum powered by node in development by designcreateplay, see: https://github.com/designcreateplay/NodeBB


k0nsl ServerStatus

I decided to deploy a ‘server status’ page where I have listed the most important servers, ones that are used mostly by my clients. I thought it might be a good idea to let them know if their service is fully functional, or not. On that ‘server status’ page I will also publish notes in case there is an issue arising.

k0nsl ServerStatus k0nsl ServerStatus

The page can be accessed via this URL:

Over and out, friends.


IRC is online again

Okay, so I finally got around to fixing the IRC server again, and this time I decided to keep it very simple. The IRCd is ‘Feisty Weasel’ coupled with Atheme IRC Services [1]. Took a bit of modding for the services, but they’re working fine
The web page [2] for the IRC is very simple. I cannot be bothered to spend any considerable amount of time on that bit, not right now. I suggest that people use a real IRC client rather than a webIRC client, not that they’re bad – except for IRCCloud which Digerati tried to lure me into, but I didn’t fall for that. A honeypot full of feds, no thank you

As for the web page, it currently looks like this:

I’ll probably improve upon it whenever I feel like it. As it stands right now, either use it, or connect directly to irc.k0nsl.org on port 6667 with a traditional IRC client of your choice.


1. https://github.com/atheme/atheme
2. irc.k0nsl.org