With all the iPhone hype today, this headline caught my eye this morning. “Last year, we spent more on Poland Spring, Fiji Water, Evian, Aquafina, and Dasani than we spent on iPods or movie tickets–$15 billion. It will be $16 billion this year.”
There are lot of really odd things going on in the world when [...]

HP blows up a datacenter

I ran across this earlier this morning reading Liam Eagle’s Blog. Check out the mass destruction!

For all VPSLink users: a few new OS templates were released today.
LXAdmin’s HostInABox is a turnkey ready to go fully featured control panel similar to Plesk or cPanel. The price is free, and it is designed to run on an extremely low memory footprint. A feature list follows:

Based on Lighttpd, djbdns and pure-ftpd
9MB RSS and [...]

When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

I just got through a fantastic short story, When Sysadmins Ruled The Earth. I came across the story via Wil Wheaton Dot Net. For those of you who watched Star Terk the Next Generation, Wil played Wesley Crusher. The story was quite moving, and anyone that has any sysadmin experience will appreciate it.

The Endurance Race of Server Uptime

The 75th running of the ‘24 hour of Le Mans’ was this weekend, a sports car race held in France. It looks like experience and the ability to expect the unexpected came out on top once again. Audi won the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, tacking on an additional win to their seven-year [...]

History of Spry (Part 2)

In July of 2003 Spry moved into our first office space which we shared with NameIntelligence. It was quite a feeling of accomplishment at the time. It really helped us realize that we weren’t doing this as a hobby, or a side gig, that Spry was for real. If I recall properly at the time [...]

Ubuntu 7 and Fedora 7 launched

A quick update for everyone. Fedora 7 (apparently they have removed core from the name) and Ubuntu 7 (Feisty Fawn) are now available for installation on VPSLink. We will be adding a page to the Wiki in the next few days with more details on what is changing in our OS templates.