Summer 2006 Projects
The summer 2006 term is set to be one of the busiest and most productive period of time for slugs to engage in various projects.
- Monsoon speakers installed in Kitchen.
- Slugwiki successfully moved to a new host and upgraded (details).
- Slugnet ethernet network planned, configured, and deployed.
- Juntonian printing services configured.
- Subversion repository set up, web view available.
Sunday May 28
Rob Crowell completed configuring the gateway for Slugnet. Rob and Walker laid ethernet cables in the cable trays to the Cocoa Lounge, as well as Rob's current room, Walker's current room (and Rob's future room), and Walker's future room. The set of Monsoon speakers that Edwin Chen got from Reuse was installed in the Kitchen as well. Walker also discovered a coin meter from an old vending machine, which may eventually be used as part of the Max Fridge.
Monday May 29
Rob Crowell spent the day moving the wiki over to the new server and upgrading the software at the same time. While at times this can be a straightforward task, as the software handled the change in database schema pretty well as our versions moved from 1.4.10 to 1.6.6, there were issues involved with the transfer. See Rob's Wikimedia Issues page for all the details. Rob also spent the day setting up a SVN repository on the gateway, to serve as a central repository for 4e code.
Walker Chan put my-junt in a beautiful case and installed it in the rack. He also put ethernet ends on the cables which were installed the day before.
Saturday June 3
Walker Chan and Rob Crowell spent much of the day cleaning up the rack which now hosts the slugwiki server, the serial port server, a backup server, and the Bemix music system server. A power strip was added to the side of the rack, and custom-fit ethernet cables were installed.
The juntonian printer was also configured and, though Rob spent 2 hours trying, ultimately unsuccessfully, to print to it under Linux, it printed fine in Mac OS X after about 45 seconds of configuration.
The nifty "Bemix Powered" icons were also added to the wiki an subversion viewer.
Rob Crowell set up a graphical interface for the fourtheast subversion repository. The URI scheme for slugwiki, bemix, and space-elevator has somewhat settled, and can be found below.
These services may be accessed from the Inernet at the following addresses:
- slugwiki - http://slugwiki.mit.edu/
- svnweb - http://bemix.mit.edu/svn/
These services may be accessed only from Slugnet, and are available at the following addresses:
- slugwiki - http://space-elevator.bemix/wiki/
- svnweb - http://space-elevator.bemix/svn/
- printing - juntonian.bemix