Here are several of my random photo albums. As you can see, I am quite fond of taking pictures of my possessions.
Started by a thread called “Where You Rock” on Big-O-Software Forums in early 2003, I began to take pictures of my desk to show off. Since then I have tried to take pictures of all my desks after significant changes for nostalgic purposes.
Ever since I took a Cisco CCNA class back in high school in 2002 I’ve always wanted a rack at home. I even bought one on Craigslist in 2007 for $100 but it had round holes and it was very shallow. Turns out it was meant for music equipment.
Eventually I came across this one back at Symantec as they were about to throw it away once our lab was shut down. I also scored that tape autoloader and 2200VA UPS, and over $500 worth of brand new, never used, still shrink wrapped LTO-3 tapes. They were in a garbage bin!
June 6th, 2020¶
Having my equipment hidden in a TV cabinet was all fine and well but after a while I got the server rack itch. So during the pandemic I learned Fusion 360 and made my own custom 10u rack posts. It turned out nicer than I expected! 3D models are available here: https://github.com/Robpol86/TV-Cabinet-Rack-Posts
July 12th, 2017¶
I replaced my super cool Dell rack recently with a more normal-looking setup in my living room. After countless weeks looking for the right TV cabinet I finally found one deep enough to house a couple of 2U rackmount cases and a rackmount switch. It turned out nicer than I had expected! Don’t ask me how much all this cost.
September 17th, 2016¶
My server rack cabinet at home. Built my own router and zip tied a keystone panel so pulling out my rack doesn’t involve disconnecting my speaker wire. Listen to https://youtu.be/WPDZoOKX8ag to hear how much noise this puts out (not really that much). For pix of the underside look at last year’s gallery: http://imgur.com/gallery/hWyW0
July 13th, 2015¶
My server rack cabinet at home. Removed everything from it, cleaned and dusted it, and installed only the things I’m using.
October 25th, 2013¶
Taken after finally re-wiring it and setting it up after moving to San Francisco. I only took one photo of it :(
August 21st, 2012¶
After over a whole year since receiving it I have finally made full use of my rack and transferred all of my computers and equipment to it.