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30 points by fbeeper 1610 days ago | hide | past | web | 12 comments | favorite

If anyone finds the UK in the non-sorted list of country names in Dutch with double-escaped unicode characters, could you please let me know the first two letters so that I can type it in?

I got it by doing

    > $('#land option[value=GB]')
    [<option value=​"GB">​Verenigd Koninkrijk​</option>​]
..yeah, I would never have guessed that :p

A similar offer from Austrian company Edis, featured on HN some months back, is still available as well: https://www.edis.at/en/server/colocation/austria/raspberrypi...

They seem to be out of stock if you go through the order process. They also don't allow you to purchase one through them.

Here's my friend's blog, which he is apparently hosting on a pi at pcextreme: http://www.digimatic.co.uk/

Let's regard this as its first load test :-)

I'd like to highlight his post on the Broadcom SoC hardware watchdog, I'm glad I found that. It is something I can really use but I didn't know that was possible.


> What do you need?

> ...

> 2 A configured static IP adres

So, I know what a static IP address is, but I'm wondering how one 'gets' one. I'm wondering what they mean here.

They'll e-mail you one once your spot is ready.

For any who have already been set up on this service (assuming anyone has), what are you doing with your Pi and how have you found the connectivity to be?

I know you can't expect much for "free", but I am definitely curious.


While I see the 0€ price-point and I understand there's a market segment for people who want some online presence and little bandwidth, what's the business model?

In the German case I believe the business model was that they could offer this for 'free' and then later when you wanted a beefier VPS you would talk to them as you already had a commercial relationship with their team.

That said, I think it's a lot of fun to do these sorts of projects but remind people that you have to be careful your Raspberry Pi does not eat your SD card for lunch. (which it will do if you do a lot of writing and updating to it). One of the big ones is log files because each time a line is updated in the log file the inode is updated with the length of the file, re-writing the inode means re-writing a 'page' (128K on many SD cards) and eventually you have wear leveled the thing to the nub. The buffer cache helps a bit but since you can be memory constrained on the Pi Linux flushes dirty pages more often than you might expect and again, dead SD card.

My current solution is to make the SD card read only, provide symlinks out (or mounting) to various directories where writes are happening on a USB attached laptop hard drive, and for development files mounting them with NFS.

Does it slow things down? Of course it does but this is a phone pretending it's a server so you have to set your expectations accordingly :-)

FYI: "Verenigde Staten" is the United States

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