Today I realized that I had a month long gap of posts on my blog and suddenly realized my distraction. Rather than a machine that fits in a 19 inch rack I have been having fun with a machine that fits into a standard parking space.
I bought my beautiful classic 1989 Porsche 944 2.7L on a whim at a local used car dealer and got a terrific deal on one owner car with full books and records. I have been using it as a daily driver while trying to get most of the bugs out of it and have been having a great time in the process.
While it looks like an impractical sports car its quite the opposite. In addition to getting great gas mileage its quite roomy and comfortable on the inside and is a blast to drive. This car was rated the "best handling car in the world" when it was new and even with the cars age the handling is absolutely amazing. It has a perfect 50/50 weight balance with its rear mounted transmission. There's even cargo space! A friend of mine gave me some servers and the rear hatch gobbled up two full 4u servers and a 1u server with room to spare. Even Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear loves the 944 and he is known to hate Porsche's. You tube video here.
Speaking of those servers they are still sitting in my basement without an OS on them. Perhaps its time I get back to the word of digital machines.