So far, this has been an eventful, confusing, and difficult year. It hasn’t been all bad, of course, and when it has been good it has usually been pretty good — but there’s been a lot of crap to cope with.
On top of the big issues, today I just dealt with one of the smaller, more bittersweet issues. During my time at Premier1, I became the proud owner of an Auspex NS5500 server. This was seriously high-end hardware back in 1990 and it was an awesome piece to have in my collection. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to fire it up and use it. I’ve been looking for a good home for it for the past couple years, after finally admitting I wasn’t going to have the time or energy to get it running again.
Just a few minutes ago, I helped its new owner unload it into his garage. Unlike me, he will have the time to get it restored and running. I am glad that I found a fellow enthusiast….but I miss my Auspex. I joked about getting visitation rights to cover up the fact that with all of the other goodbyes I am forced to say, this feels like one too many.