We’ve had lots of rain in the UK over the last few days. River levels have been getting higher and we’ve been a little concerned about the risk of flooding. Having not been able to see the extent of the flooding during daylight (I’m always at work!), I managed to see today how far the flood water extends. These are some of the photos I took with my phone. Full sized photos are in this gallery:
I finally took the plunge. After dithering about what to buy I finally purchased a Dell SC440 server (which was on special offer!). I swapped out the 2×80Gb drives that came supplied with 2×500Gb drives of the same type (Western Digital). I tried several different Linux distros (after toying with the idea of Windows XP Pro/Windows home server) and settled on my favourite Ubuntu Server (64 bit). This server is now hosting this blog, serving files to my networked pcs, running torrentflux for those TV downloads and may perhaps soon be doing more. Any suggestions for extra uses welcomed.