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43 points by bovermyer 70 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments

This is my site and Mac - I hope you all get a kick out of this!

The best part is that it loads here in Vietnam over a VPN to Chicago about 10x faster than most sites I visit. If Atlasssian Cloud would load this fast I would pay twice as much for it.

I’m using free EU roaming on a T-Mobile USA SIM card, so I am limited to 2G data speeds. OP site loads more than 10x faster than the rest of the web aside from HN and tildes.net.

SE/30 was really pretty good at running A/UX. And, you could build any kind of modern server to run on A/UX. MacOS 7.5 is an interesting choice. (I still have one, with 8M of RAM. Haven't booted it lately.)

I guess I am most impressed that the power supply has worked this long.

Might want to look into replacing the metal can capacitors if you’d like to continue to have a working one.

I thought it was fun to run a web, dns and ftp server on a PowerMac in 1997. But I had the sense to start learning Linux and finally get one in 1999.

I was using then-current actual Mac software for this. On classic Mac OS.

The box was not very stable. I had an AppleScript to reboot the mac four times per day.

Not wanting to be a party pooper, but I guess I'll be the one to point out that the image is hotlinked from imgur. All of the HTML content seems to be hosted from the SE/30 though.

Still a cool project!

I'm setting up a small site and have converted my limited number of images to base64 which I can then embed in the html. Keeps the number of external links to a minimum.

But isn't that energy inefficient due to high Watts/hour usage?

Given that it loads nearly instantly, as opposed to a new web page which needs to send off 1000 requests to pull in 0.5GB of media and ads that I didn't request -- I say it's pretty energy efficient.

Just look at energy per useful data transferred (define "useful" in some sane way). That high energy efficiency is why I favor HN over many other websites.

That was also my first thought.

It is quite different from let’s say old school mobile phones which didn’t do much but also weren’t consuming anything

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