WW: Colo Vending Machine

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Mon Feb 20 09:34:58 CST 2012


On Sat, 18 Feb 2012, John Osmon wrote:

> At my $JOB[-1] they laughed at me when I pulled a Wyse out of the
> trash bin and stuck it on a spare crash cart.
>
> Then I fixed something while they were still looking for USB-Serial,
> etc.

Speaking of that sort of thing, I'd really LOVE if there were a device 
about the size of a netbook that could be hooked up to otherwise headless 
machines in colos that would give you keyboard, video & mouse.  i.e. a 
folding netbook shaped VGA monitor with USB keyboard and touchpad.  I know 
there are folding rackmount versions of this (i.e. from Dell), but I want 
something far more portable.  Twice in the past month, I'd had to drive 
100+ miles to a remote colo and took a full size flat panel monitor and 
keyboard with me.  Has anyone actually built this yet?

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