Hey, everyone. This is the guy that runs bdmonkeys.net.
You might be entertained to know that Slashdot managed to completely annihilate my firewall in just about 2 1/2 hours!
The firewall box was a little 486-66 with 24 megs running Linux out of a RAMdisk.
The data on the hard drive (The boot media) has somehow been corrupted. I can mount it on another machine, but I can't boot from it at all. Interesting, considering that the drive wasn't even mounted at the time it died...
Also, the machine is totally flaky now. Memory errors out the wazoo. I can boot from a floppy, but it'll only stay up 5--30 minutes. I think you guys actually managed to completely trash this machine! :-)
When I first found it, it was just spewing a bunch of hex numbers to the screen. Probably BIOS error codes or something, I don't know.
No big deal. It completely cracked me up yesterday when I saw that my machine was actually physically damaged by the Slashdot Effect. :-)
So, I picked up a P-150 with 64 MB today for $20. I finally got it configured about 20 minutes ago.
The instant I brought it up, the "ACTIVITY" light went solid.
Anyone wanna make any guesses how long this one will last?