Working from Home : Managed Colocation


Got back into colocation because The Satellite Internet Out here in the Country Sucks!

The service is Horrible! No static IP; No hosting. The few wireless providers are expensive and the only other company I would of liked to try has me in a blind spot from their towers.

I had a few people ask me about websites/making apps and the wife wanted to test some code and the only way to get a server going was to setup a raspberry pi at grandmas in the city and vpn but I needed more power.  I needed to get back into colocation.

I like using my own hardware that way I know what I am dealing with.  I also like going in to a facility with good security and having that badge and key to open up the server locker.  I get a power plug and a cat 6 cable or choice of fiber.

I provide the switch and servers.  Forced to lease half a rack around 21u’s of space.

Its one of them things you got to make it work to make money.

Because if you aint going to make money then there is no reason to even get a colocation space.

Possibilities are endless if you got a plan.  My plan was to shove like 50 raspberry pis, a few towers running ubuntu and host some apps for people 😀


~ to be continued…

Learn How to Use Linux and Start Programming Under $300

If my 5 year old boy can learn Linux and start programming So can you.

I had him reading at age 2 and always telling him to look up all his questions.

It really came in handy when he asked how to do certain things and we got him books about the subject improving his code day by day.

Lesson plans for Educators

heres a few things to look forward to with your Kano

Design & Engineering Challenges
English & Language Arts
Arts and Drama
Social Sciences

You can do what my kid did and jump in by get a kano computer.

They come with accessories and addons cool enough to inspire any kid or adult.

If you already have a raspberry pi computer you can get the kano os free online.   -= download =-



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My Computer

This setup is super quiet all you see are blinking lights.

I recently chose to give up my Dell Desktop and start using a pi.
If I needed a computer, I could just remote into the Wife or kids.

Now the Dell Computer is configured better,  Its no longer just a desktop. Its Now a Media Server running an additional two virtual Linux Servers for my kid and I to play with.

I love Linux

I was originally playing around with dns, a firewall, and just one pi as a terminal.

I decided to give those pis to the family and setup a cluster for the kid to learn distributed computing now that hes all gun ho about python scripting thanks to his mom.

Set-up is a 6 node stack:
–  node (1 )  router / firewall / wireless access-point
–  node (2) workstation
–  node (3-6) networked test cluster

Its a BLOCK but its Mobile 😀

My Computer
6 Node Cluster (Router, Workstation, 4 node Cluster)

The Ultimate Starter Pi Cluster
Secure Router/Firewall/Ad Blocking Spyware Stopping Connection to the Internet, My personal Computer/ Test Lab all fitting in the Palm of my hand

You can do anything with these things as well as Automate your house.
I told the wife “Ill test everything on this block and maybe convert this stack into the brain of the Farms Automation“.

Run Your small Business off a Raspberry Pi

You will see I got this Cluster posted everywhere.

Ultimate Starter Raspberry Cluster

You don’t need a big powerful cluster super computer to run things for your small business.

There are Email, Web, inner-office Chat, File-Share, and 1000’s of other Open-Source Applications ready to be Powered by the PI.




Raspberry Pi Router
OpenWrt running on a Raspberry Pi-3 Trendnet usb 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.


Setup takes minutes if you know Linux or you can just hire some one.

Lots of complete walk-throughs exist on about any project you can imagine.

You just got to google it or use any of your favorite search engines.



Raspberry Pi LAMP
Raspberry Pi with LAMP Setup


Geeking out with Bots and IRC

I remember jumping on IRC with a program called mIRC, my windows98 getting attacked by script kiddies doing Denial of Service Attacks, and getting my computer kicked off my 56k internet connection.

I lost count of how many times I would need to reinstall windows because of these IRC Gangstas and their bots.

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Suffering from a bit of nostalgia I decided to use my 5 year old’s Pi Cluster to run a bot and IRC daemon here at the Farm to see if I can use the chat rooms to monitor other app stats.

I got the wireless going far enough I could get a few of my rural neighbors in on the chat . If anyone was this techie around here.

ultimate starter pi cluster
I call her the Tesseract

Maybe I could even setup an alert station and send them weather alerts to their computers or phones logged in to the network 😀

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ultimate starter pi clusterMoments later I had a simple egg.conf going and my bot in a channel.
Blast from the PAst!


ultimate starter pi cluster
I gave my bot operator status and now the empty room sits 😀 until i figure out what else to do with it 😀

***  more bot stuff coming soon!