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Intro: ConnieRW

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:47 pm
by connierw
Hi All,
My name is Connie and I came to Eskimo as a place to host my webpage portfolio ( at the suggestion of The Carl. I used to be in accounting but my career goal is to work as a database administrator/data analyst. So I went back to school and recently graduated with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Now I am employed as a Computer Support Technician at the University of Washington.

I am also a ski instructor, a Ham (KG7DTK), and a former Girl Scout Leader (11 yrs). I live in the Pacific Northwest and hope to move away for two years for graduate school somewhere and then come back and stay here forever. My current projects involve setting up my own MySQL and Apache system on a raspberry pi and trying my hand at 3D printing. I appreciate being part of a community of folks that are making good materials in our increasingly consumer world.

Sincerely Yours,

Re: Intro: ConnieRW

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:28 pm
by Nanook
The Raspberry Pi is a nifty bit of compact technology for the price. Another cheap box to get are the Ubiquity routers. You get a dual core 500 Mhz processor with Debian installed, 4GB of RAM and 4GB of flash. The flash drive can easily be swapped out for something much bigger. This gives you a box with 3 gigabit Ethernets and a useful amount of CPU and RAM for $100 approximately, and that's case and power supply included.

Re: Intro: ConnieRW

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:39 am
by connierw
Which Router has the Debian installed? Is it this one: ? It is lacking USB and SD but seems to make up for it in easy headless use. Actually it has a single USB slot with a USB drive internal to it. The drive is only 2GB but can be swapped out for something larger. It is exactly that Unit. I've added wheezy debian repositories to mine and added fail2ban to discourage
brute force password attacks which up to that point were ongoing.