Machines

Naming convention

Machines for my use: Beings (elder gods, outer gods, people, etc) in the Cthulhu Mythos for local machines; places in the Cthulhu Mythos for remote machines (even though there’s only one of those currently).

Machines for more general use: Something descriptive.

Physical machines

azathoth

[O]utside the ordered universe [is] that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity—the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time and space amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes.

Purpose
Primary desktop machine
Operating System
Windows 10 / NixOS dual-boot
Configuration
nixfiles/azathoth.nix

nyarlathotep

It is understood in the land of dream that the Other Gods have many agents moving among men; and all these agents, whether wholly human or slightly less than human, are eager to work the will of those blind and mindless things in return for the favour of their hideous soul and messenger, the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep.

Purpose
Home server
Operating System
NixOS
Configuration
nixfiles/nyarlathotep.nix
Alerting
Uses mirrored hard drives for redundancy. Sends a text message and email when one drive fails.
Issues
Sometimes fails to boot, have yet to reproduce this when a monitor is plugged in.

carter

In the car they found the hideously carved box of fragrant wood, and the parchment which no man could read. The Silver Key was gone—presumably with Carter. Further than that there was no certain clue.

Purpose
Portable machine
Operating System
macOS High Sierra
Configuration
System-wide configuration is fairly vanilla.
Issues
None

Post-boot set-up

syncthing:
tmux new-session -ssyncthing -d ~/syncthing/syncthing

Virtual machines

innsmouth

During the winter of 1927–28 officials of the Federal government made a strange and secret investigation of certain conditions in the ancient Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth. The public first learned of it in February, when a vast series of raids and arrests occurred, followed by the deliberate burning and dynamiting—under suitable precautions—of an enormous number of crumbling, worm-eaten, and supposedly empty houses along the abandoned waterfront. Uninquiring souls let this occurrence pass as one of the major clashes in a spasmodic war on liquor.

Host
Linode
Purpose
Publically-accessible services
SOCKS proxy endpoint
Operating System
NixOS
Configuration
nixfiles/innsmouth.nix
Issues
None

Post-boot set-up

irc
As barrucadu:
tmux new-session -sirc -d irssi
yukibot
As barrucadu in ~/projects/yukibot:
./run-yukibot

General use machines

lainon.life

Host
OVH (Kimsufi)
Purpose
Lainchan radio
Storing lainchan backups
Operating System
NixOS
Configuration
nixfiles/lainonlife.nix
Issues
Radio services need to start in a specific order, ~/restart-all.sh can fix them if they don’t start properly