That pesky “soft lockup detected” message…

If you’ve read any of my more geekish entries, you’ll know that I bought a surplus Dell Poweredge 2900 server last year with the intent of setting up a MineCraft server or two for my son.  I decided to use VirtualBox VMs because I liked the notion of playing with the software, and it seemed […]

Server Upgrade: OS, Virtualbox, and MineOS

Warning: if you’re not into computers, or get annoyed by amateurs who are, you might want to skip this post! The new server is up and running with everything that used to run on the Raspberry Pi.  My original philosophy for the unit as a whole was to run a very basic Ubuntu server install […]

Yet more technology

So. I bought a server. Wait: is too much. Let me sum up. Son got daughter and me playing Minecraft. Son wanted a server of his own to play on. Dad: “No problem.” Server 1 was a virtual machine on my desktop. Server 2 was an old Dell tower Server 3 is a Dell Poweredge […]