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: https://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.
June 10th, 2011#
Right after I took all of this equipment home. Dell PowerEdge Rack Enclosure 2410, Dell PowerVault 124T LTO3 Autoloader, and APC SUA2200RM2U. I put my Linux file server in it on top of a shelf too.