.. is gone!
For the longest time, I've had a Frankenstein in my closet. Heck, we all did (the nerds in my entourage at least). It used to work as a router, firewall, webserver, file server, print server .. at some point, it even hosted the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory source code when I was working along with SplashDamage on the project.
Well, that was 10 years ago .. WRT54G was the first nail in the coffin. NAT, firewall, DMZ .. all in the router .. then Flickr and blogging made a lot of the other stuff obsolete. I owe the final steps to Google and Amazon though: I eventually got tired of administering SpamAssassin for my personal domain, and just gave the job to Google, which performed admirably. Nowadays I also use their wiki-like solution for my web pages.
Only thing left was some 30GB of backup data that I keep around (for the most part it's my iTunes library). When the RAID 5 started failing I moved all that to the cloud, using duplicity and some script I wrote to push the data to Amazon S3. Happily surprised with the low pricing there.
Represented below used to be Franck. Bye Franck!