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Name Type/Case Battery Screen Board Connectivity CPU GPU RAM Storage OS in use
teleconnect Banana Pi Banana Pi 1G, IR 1GHz Allwinner A20 ARM Cortex A7 1GB 8GB SDHC Bananian (Debian GNU/Linux) Wheezy since 2015
n3ds New Nintendo 3DS XL 6.5Wh (1.75 @ 3.7) 4.88" 800x240 3D + 4.18" 320x240 802.11bg, IR 268MHz ARM11 ? 256MB 4GB µSD Nintendo 3DS OS since 2015
fragment ☁ 1und1 100M 2GB 50GB simfs Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezie) since 2014
Nintendo Game Boy 4xAA 2.6" 160x144 4.19MHz 8kB since 2014
strata ☁ ramnode 1G 128MB 80GB Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) since 2014
Anker 2nd Gen Astro 24Wh (6.4 @ 3.7) since 2014
Anker BT Keyboard 1Wh (0.28 @ 3.7) BT3.0 since 2014
ghost ☁ ramnode 1G 256MB 120GB Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) since 2013
wiiu Wii U 802.11bgn, 802.11an, BT4.0 1.24GHz TriCore PPC AMD Radeon Latte 2GB 32GB Flash Wii U since 2013
Wii U Gamepad 5.6Wh (1.5 @ 3.7) 6.2" 854x480 802.11an since 2013
p5110 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 26Wh (7 @ 3.7) 10.1" 1280x800 802.11bgn, BT3.0 1GHz TI 4430 ARM 1GB 16GB Flash + 64GB µSDXC Android 4.2 (CM 10.1) since 2013
illusion Lenovo THinkpad X230 62Wh (5.6 @ 11.1) 12.5" 1366x768 1G, 802.11abgn, BT4.0 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3320M Intel onboard 8GB (4+4) 250GB SSD Debian GNU/Linux unstable since 2013
entropy BeagleBone Black 100M 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 512MB 2GB eMMC Debian 7.6 since 2013
flux Raspberry Pi Model B rev 2 100M 700MHz armv6l 512MB 16GB SDHC Raspbian (Debian GNU/Linux) Wheezy since 2012
carbon Medion MS-7728 23" 1920x1080 MS-7728 1G, 802.11bgn 3GHz Intel Core i5-2320 NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 4GB 1TB + 2TB Debian GNU/Linux unstable since 2012
steel ☁ wybt ? 512MB 30GB Debian GNU/Linux testing since 2012
3ds Nintendo 3DS 4.8Wh (1.3 @ 3.7) 3.53" 800x240 3D + 3" 320x240 802.11bg, IR ARM11 + ARM9 DMP PICA200 128MB 2GB SD Nintendo 3DS OS since 2011
desire HTC Desire Z 4.8Wh (1.3 @ 3.7) 3.7" 480x800 3G, 802.11bgn, BT2.1 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 / MSM8255 ? 512MB 1.5GB Flash + 128GB µSDXC Android 4.2 (FlinnyCM 10.1) since 2011
descent Asuse EeePC 1000HE 64Wh (8.7 @ 7.4) 10.1" 1024x600 100M, 802.11bgn, BT2.1 1.6GHz Intel Atom N280 2GB 160GB Debian GNU/Linux unstable since 2009
lastlight barebone Intel Corporation D945GCLF 100M 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 1GB 1TB RAID1 Debian GNU/Linux testing since 2008
nemesis † IBM Thinkpad T40/T41 ? 1024x768 ? 100M, 802.11bg 1.5GHz Intel Pentium M ATI Radeon 7500 512MB 250GB Debian GNU/Linux unstable 2007 - 2009
saviour ♻ Medion MD8080XL 17" 1280x1024 MS-7012 100M 3GHz Intel Pentium ATI Radeon 9600 3GB 160GB Debian GNU/Linux unstable 2003 - 2013
kraftwerk Toshiba Satellite 2670DVD ? 800x600 ? 450MHz Intel Pentium III Coppermine Trident Microsystems Cyber 9525 196MB 6GB 2000 - 2008

in use


SD slot 8GB SDHC


  • GPIO
  • USB2 → USB sound card
  • USB2
  • µUSB otg
  • 3.5mm audio
  • HDMI
  • Analog Video
  • SATA 5V
  • RJ45 → Ethernet


  • pulseaudio sink



  • dbdb



  • Monitoring (icinga)
  • Munin




µSD slot 64GB µSDXC


  • 3.5mm audio out
  • proprietary connector

  • The stock ROM was better suited for the low DPI


7mm SATA bay 250GB Samsung SSD
RAM slot 1 4GB
RAM slot 2 4GB
miniPCIe slot Intel Wifi
mSATA slot
SIM card slot


  • Dock connector
  • USB3
  • VGA
  • miniDP
  • USB3
  • ExpressCard
  • USB2
  • SDHC slot
  • RJ45 Ethernet


µSD slot


  • USB2
  • µUSB client
  • microHDMI
  • RJ45 → Ethernet
  • GPIO


  • IPv6 gateway
  • DN42 gateway
  • private VPN gateway


SD slot 16GB SDHC


  • GPIO → I2C temperature sensor, SI2C bus
  • USB2
  • USB2
  • RJ45 → Ethernet
  • HDMI
  • Analog Video
  • 3.5mm audio


  • local SI2C bus master


RAM slot 1 4GB
SATA slot 1 1TB HDD
SATA slot 2 2TB HDD
USB3 port 1 external 2TB HDD
USB3 port 2 → front USB3

Ports (back):

  • PS/2 → keyboard
  • PS/2
  • USB2 → mouse
  • USB2 → 2TB HDD
  • USB2 → VUSB PowerSwitch
  • USB2
  • RJ45 → Ethernet
  • 3.5mm out → monitor
  • 3.5mm in
  • DVI → monitor
  • HDMI
  • VGA

Ports (front):

  • USB3
  • USB2
  • 3.5mm out
  • 3.5mm in



SIM slot simyo
µSD slot 128GB µSDXC


  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio

Running FlinnyCM. It occasionally loses 3G connectivity (especially when tethering) and requires a restart to fix it, but still beats the stock Android 2.3.3 and the stable CM7.2 (Android 2.3.6) ROMs.


steel.derf0.net, hosted by WYBT.

  • Secondary MX
  • Web services

lastlight (aneurysm)

RAM slot 1 1GB
  • personal shell server
  • IRC


RAM slot 1 2GB
SATA slot 1 160GB HDD


  • RJ45
  • USB2
  • 3.5mm audio in
  • 3.5mm audio out
  • SDHC
  • USB2
  • USB2
  • VGA

Fallback notebook.



Since kraftwerk was getting old and I needed a useful laptop for traveling etc., I bought nemesis. It's really nice, has a slim case and can (thanks to thinkpad-acpi) even be used for blinkenlights and stuff. However, nemesis contained used parts, which proved to be fatal because of the "Flexing" problem of the 4x series. So it got replaced by a T41, which lasted almost a year, but then also broke down. As I was quite annoyed by Thinkpads by then, I decided to get some cheap netbook instead, which turned out to be descent and is (so far) working fine.


kraftwerk (used to be "gamma") is a Toshiba Satellite 2670DVD, bought in the Spring of 2000.

It was my very first notebook and used to run Windows 98 SE. In 2006 that OS got replaced by OpenBSD, which was again replaced by Debian testing late 2007. From 2006 to 2008 I used it as a home server, until it got replaced by aneurysm.

I didn't really use it afterwards, however kraftwerk ran the intercensor system on a few events.


It was originally manufactured by Medion (MD8080XL). However, since pre-built PCs usually suck, it's got some changes since then:

  • In 2006, I intstalled Debian testing (dualboot with the Windows XP)
  • Originally saviour contained 512MB RAM, which was first upgraded to 1536MB and then again to 3072MB.
  • The original video card (ATI Radeon 9800XL, two VGA ports) died because of heat, so it was replaced by an ATI Radeon 9600 (one VGA and one DVI port \o/) with some Zalman (can't remember the exact product number) cooler. This got replaced in 2009 by an nVidia card (finally, working 3D on linux again!), which died in 2010. So now the machine's back to the old (and still working) Radeon 9600.
  • I removed a part of the case next to the video card and replaced it with a thinner case taken from an old laptop. It has tiny holes in it, so it should keep the video card cool.
  • I also removed the TV/Modem combo card. I rarely watch TV, don't need a modem here, and the card's not even capable of DVB-anything. Plus, it consumed energy and blocked the video card's air flow.
  • Most of the front panel (plastic) was removed. It used to carry a 120mm fan right in front of the hard disks, since saviour contained 4 HDDs (despite theoretically only having space for 2). As saviour is only used for gaming now, all but one HDDs got removed and I replaced the 120mm fan by a less noisy 80mm one.

I used to have a PCI card for PATA/SATA disks installed because the mainboard doesn't support SATA, but it only caused problems (SATA only works if PATA is connected, and even then not always), so I threw it out and put the one SATA disk in saviour into an external case.

In spring 2012, saviour finally got replaced by carbon as my primary workstation. It is now used as a backup host with an LV on sd[a-d].

moved to a recycling facility on 2015-05-11.