farewell to autobahn
I am sad to say that
autobahn will be pulled from service and our rackspace at Equinix will become unavailable in March.
The first hellyeah system,
countzer0, was deployed in 1996 and was the first home of the hellyeah! moo, among other things. Some of you had your first homepage served on that system and it was an intel 486 SX running at 25 Mhz regularly shared by four or five users before being replaced by
bitchslap, a DEC Multia with an Alpha processor at 233MHz that was cleverly concealed under my desk at CAIS Internet.
gleemonex, an intel pentium II with a 350MHz clock. Holy balls, was that sucker fast! After
gleemonex and The Incident at 6861 Elm (special thanks to kev and ServInt for the bail money and being the Karen to my Henry, respectively) came
hungus.hellyeah.com, a PowerPC G4 Mac Mini running Mac OS X Server.
hungus was soon outgrown and replaced by our G5 Xserve,
autobahn, funded by John Duksta (#upnod) and that brings us to today.
These days virtualization of systems and remote management has made racking our own equipment not only exceptionally costly (by the kindness of others we have largely been immune to these costs) but inconvenient as well since we aren’t young nerds with all the time in the world for hobbies and fixing computers in the middle of the night.
If you need help transitioning your data to new accommodations or would like recommendations, let me know and I’ll make some and/or aim you towards resources you’ll find helpful.
More notices will be sent as the end draws near. This will not affect hellyeah.com email, xmpp, as those will still be available via Google Apps.
the hellyeah! homepage (as amazing as it is) will probably soon get redirected to this tumblr of (equally) amazing moo quotes:
…and let me know if you’d like to share things there.
Thanks for making
autobahn your home for lo these many years, much love.