The toybox originated as "the toy" or "the box", a nifty Ultra that I got after several months of driving everyone insane by talking about how I was going to get one very soon now. This needs to be differentiated from "my toy," a much smaller piece of equipment that stubbornly refuses to run UNIX, about which I also talked incessantly before I purchased, and use now with fair ubiquity.
The toybox is a place for us to have fun, to practice, and to do things that we don't do at work.
On March 12, 2007 a touch of disk sadness led to toybox being moved to a PC running FreeBSD.
It's now a PC with 2 GB of memory and 1/3 terabyte of disk. Probably too late for a news feed, though.
The performance has on the whole been very speedy, and will probably be so for a while as we scale up.
The Toybox / Flick
/ © 1997 The Other Gretchen
/ Credits: Pixelsight
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