Machines

Date
Tags howto, possessions, tech
Target Audience Not you.

Naming con­ven­tion

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).

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
Is­sues
Wifi is more flakey than carter, in both Win­dows and Linux; may be worth in­vesting in a new NIC.

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
Is­sues
Same wifi issue (and card) as aza­thoth.
Some­times fails to boot, have yet to re­pro­duce this when a mon­itor is plugged in.

Post-­boot set-up

rtor­rent
As bar­ru­cadu:
tmux new-ses­sion -s­r­tor­rent -d rtor­rent
bookdb
As bar­ru­cadu in /s­r­v/ht­tp/­bookdb:
tmux new-ses­sion -s­bookdb -d "./­bookdb run book­d­b.­conf"

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 Si­erra 10.12.3
Con­fig­ur­a­tion
Sys­tem-wide con­fig­ur­a­tion is fairly vanilla.
Is­sues
None

Post-­boot set-up

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

yig

It seems that Yig, the snake-god of the central plains tribe­s—­pre­sum­ably the primal source of the more south­erly Quet­za­l­coatl or Kukul­can—was an odd, half-­an­thro­po­morphic devil of highly ar­bit­rary and ca­pri­cious nature. He was not wholly evil, and was usu­ally quite well-dis­posed to­ward those who gave proper re­spect to him and his chil­dren, the ser­pents; but in the au­tumn he be­came ab­nor­mally raven­ous, and had to be driven away by means of suit­able rites.

Pur­pose
Port­able ma­chine
Op­er­ating System
NixOS
Con­fig­ur­a­tion
nix­files/yig.nix
Is­sues
None

There isn’t really any reason to use this over carter.

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

godoc
As git:
tmux new-ses­sion -s­godoc -d "$GO­PATH­/bin/­godoc -go­root $GO­PATH -http :6060"
irc
As bar­ru­cadu:
tmux new-ses­sion -sirc -d irssi
yukibot
As bar­ru­cadu in ~/­pro­ject­s/y­ukibot:
./run­-y­ukibot

Mis­cel­laneous

  • The git hooks for git­olite as­sume some pro­grams exist in $PATH.