Mac Mini Colo Rack

    January 27, 2005

Ever dream about building a cluster of 5 mini-itx computers to run the world’s smallest search engine ,,, Well I have.

But then Mac launches the Mac Mini. I realize I won’t have to build a mini-itx from scratch (yessss!!!!) or order a bunch of wizbang parts that don’t make any sense to me. Additionally, I know this Mac Mini looks schweet and will probably be the perfect object to convert me from Windoze to Mac.

Mac Mini Colocation RackAdditionally, the Mini Mac comes with a warranty, what more could I want? Well, I want to build a cluster of them and power the worlds smallest (physically) production model search engine. I stole the phrase “production model” from the automotive industry cause it’s the only phrase that aptly describes the thought. [That thought being an out of the box, unmodified computer].

Now I just have to find a place to host this bad boy.

But wait, what do I see,
a Mini Mac colo facility staring back at me.

It’s too good to be true,
How can that be? $29 for 100% uptime availability!

I’m floored, I’m delighted, I’m living a dream,
Now I’ll make that mac mini search engine,

The one of my dreams!

~poem by a Geek

~Hat Tip Pete – Another Geek

Jason Dowdell is a technology entrepreneur and operates the Marketing Shift blog.