is an Internet server running on my own computers at home. Currently the Midden network consists of 8 machines:  Capybara is the primary network server, Packrat and  Muskrat are workstations, Chipmunk is used for network storage and as a workstation, Groundhog controls an automated weather station, Mouseling is used for PIM and portable network management, Agouti is the network printer, and Gopher is used for Musak & multimedia.

Capybara II
Motherboard: DFI LanParty PRO875B
Type: Server
Chipset: Intel 875
CPU: Pentium 4 2.6GHz with HyperThread Technology
Bus speed: 800MHz
RAM: 1024M Dual-Channel PC3200 DDR-SDRAM
L2 Cache: 512 K
Floppy drive: Alps 3-1/2"
Hard drive: Two 120G Hitachi DeskStar 7200 RPM UDMA-100, RAID 1
Secondary Storage: Iomega Zip 250 drive, SCSI, external
CD-RW: TDK 121032 12X-10X-32X
DVD-ROM: Acer 16X
Tape: Sony SDT-10000 DDS-4 4 mm DAT drive
Video: Matrox Millennium G400 DualHead 32M
Monitor: 17" Hyundai ImageQuest L70B LCD
Audio: C-Media AC97
Speakers: Cambridge SoundWorks w/ subwoofer
Modem: 3COM US Robotics Sportster 56k external
Network: Intel PRO/1000 CT
SCSI: SIIG AP-40 Ultra-Wide SCSI
IDE: Onboard Intel 875 
Onboard Intel Serial ATA
Onboard Highpoint RAID controller
Ports: 1 Parallel (ECP/EPP)
1 Serial (16550 UART)
4 Firewire
2 i-Link
1 Joystick
1 PS/2 Mouse
1 PS/2 Keyboard
1 68-pin high-density SCSI
Case: Turbo Case X-SuperAlien (blue)
Temperature Monitor: Winbond Hardware Doctor
Front panel LCD temp monitor
Temperature Control: 1 Intel CPU heat sink/fans 
Two 80mm power supply exhaust fan
Five 80mm exhaust fan
One 80mm auxiliary CPU cooling fan
Two 35mm hard drive fans

(11 fans total!)

UPS: APC Back-UPS XS 1500VA (40-50 minutes runtime)
OS: Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack 4
Servers: Internet Information Server 5.0
AboutTime 4.8
MailEnable Standard 1.71
Anti-Virus Protection: Eset NOD32 2.50.25
Domain Registrar: eNom, Inc.
Atomic Clock Database: NASA Ames Research Center


Brand: Dell Inspiron 8200
Type: Laptop
Chipset: Intel 845MP
CPU: Intel Pentium 4-M 2.0 GHz
RAM: 1024 MB PC-2100 DDR-SDRAM
L2 Cache 512k Advanced Transfer Cache
Hard Drive: IBM 60GH 60G 5400 RPM
Video: 64 Meg DDR 4XAGP ATI Radeon Mobile 9000
Monitor: 15" Enhanced UXGA LCD (0.19 dot pitch)
Audio: Cirrus Logic/Crystal CS 4205 AC '97
Modem: Actiontec V.92 56K Modem
Network: 3Com 3C920 10/100 Ethernet
3Com 3C920 10/100 Ethernet (docking station)
1394 Net Adaptor
Dell TrueMobile 1180I wireless LAN mini-PCI card (802.11b)
Ports: 1 i-Link
1 serial
1 parallel
1 IrDA
1 PS/2 mouse/keyboard
1 S-Video/AV dongle
Battery: 8-cell Smart LiIon, 66WHr
Case: 13.0" x 10.8" x 1.75" , 7.9 lbs, notebook
OS: Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2
Anti-Virus Protection: McAfee VirusScan 8.0


Motherboard Intel B845GERG2
Type: Desktop
Chipset: Intel D845GE
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz
Bus speed: 400MHz
L2 cache: 512 MB
RAM: 256M DDR-266
Floppy Drive: 3-1/2"
Hard Drive: Maxtor 6E040L0 40GB
Maxtor 6B250R0 250GB
CD-RW: Lite-On LTR-24102B 24x -R, 10x -RW, 40x ROM
Video: 32 Meg Diamond Viper 770
Monitor: 15" LCD Compaq FP5315 (KVM with Groundhog)
Audio: SoundBlaster Live! Value
Network: Onboard
Ports: 1 Parallel
1 Serial
1 PS/2 Mouse
1 PS/2 Keyboard
Battery: HP 9-cell LiIon, 60WHr
Case: 13.46" x 10.92" x 1.65" , 6.5 lbs, notebook
OS: Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2
Anti-Virus Protection: Grisoft AVG Free Edition 7.0


Brand: HP Pavilion N5270
Type: Laptop
Chipset: Intel 440ZXM-100
CPU: Intel Pentium III 700MHz (Coppermine)
Bus speed: 133MHz
RAM: 256M PC-100 SDRAM
L2 Cache 256K Advanced Transfer Cache
Hard Drive: IBM 40G 40GN
DVD-ROM: Toshiba SD-C2402 8x DVD-ROM
Video: 8 Meg S3 Savage/IX
Monitor: 15.1" XGA TFT LCD
Audio: ESS Allegro PCI Audio
Speakers: Polk Audio stereo speakers
Modem: ESS ES56CVM-PI DFV Modem
Socket Wireless Web Card (interfaces to Motorola StarTac)
Network: Accton EN2242 Series MiniPCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Netgear MA401 802.11b Wireless LAN PCMCIA
Ports: 1 Parallel
1 Serial
1 PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard
1 IrDA
1 external VGA
1 RCA composite video out
1 Docking Station Port
1 Kensington Lock
Battery: HP 9-cell LiIon, 60WHr
Case: 13.46" x 10.92" x 1.65" , 6.5 lbs, notebook
OS: Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1
Anti-Virus Protection: McAfee VirusScan 7.0


Mouseling VII
Brand: Dell Axim X50v
Type: Pocket PC
CPU: Intel XScale PXA270 624MHz
ROM: 128 MB Intel Strata Flash ROM (91 MB free for user programs)
Storage: SanDisk Ultra II 1.0GB CompactFlash
SanDisk Ultra II 1.0GB Secure Digital
Display: 3.7" 480 x 640 TFT transreflective color LCD display, 16-bit color
Video: 16 MB Intel 2700G multimedia accelerator
Speakers: Mono speaker
Stereo headphone jack
Audio: WM8750 sound chip (I2S codec)
Network: IrDA 1.2
Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b)
Integrated Bluetooth
Ports: 1 IrDA
1 Type II CompactFlash Card
1 Stereo Headphone/Microphone jack
1 Cradle/Sync connector
Batteries: 1100mAh Li-ion main battery pack
Case: 4.7" x 2.9" x 0.7",  6.2 oz palmtop
InnoPocket Magnum DX-3110 magnesium alloy case
OS: Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
Input: Windows CE standard on-screen keyboard
Microsoft Letter Recognizer (Jot compatible)
Microsoft Block Recognizer (Graffiti compatible)
Microsoft Transcriber text-recognition


Brand: Sony PCV-E203
Type: Desktop
Chipset: Intel 440EX
CPU: Intel Celeron 300MHz
Bus speed: 66 MHz
RAM: 256MB PC-100
L2 Cache 128K on chip
Hard Drive: Maxtor 90648D5 6GB
Video: ATI Rage Pro Turbo IX
Monitor: 15" LCD Compaq FP5315 (KVM with Chipmunk)
Audio: ESS ES1938
Modem: LT Win Modem NV
Network: D-Link DFE-530TX
Ports: 1 Serial
1 Parallel
1 PS/2 mouse
1 Keyboard
Weather station: Oregon Scientific WMR968
FreeWX-Wi 1.01
OS: Windows 2000 Professional, Service Pack 4


Brand: Minolta/QMS 6100DP
Type: Electrophotographic Laser Printer
CPU: 64-bit IDT RISC 200MHz
RAM: 384 Meg
Hard Drive: 2.0 G 
Network: CrownNet for Ethernet 10/100 NIC
Protocols supported: Ethertalk
LAN Manager
Ports: 1 Parallel
1 Serial
1 RJ-45
Print speed: 24 ppm monochrome
6 ppm color
Resolution: 1200 x 1200 DPI
Maximum duty cycle: 75,000 pages per month monochrome
18,750 pages per month color
ROM typefaces: 137 PostScript
54 PCL
40 HP-GL
Paper trays: 1x 250-sheet feeder unit
2x 500-sheet feeder unit
Maximum paper size: 13" x 19"
Paper weights: 16# to 90#
Duplexing: Automatic
Printer Emulations: PostScript Level 2, PDF, PCL 6, HP-GL, Lineprinter
Dimensions: 24.2" x 24.6" x 45.3", 233 lbs. (without consumables)


Brand: Prismiq MediaPlayer
Type: Networked Media Device
CPU: NEC uPD61130 32-bit MIPS 167MHz w/ MPEG2 decoder
RAM: 16 MB Flash ROM
Network: Realtek 10/100 Ethernet
Ports: 1 S-video
1 composite video
2 RCA audio (L/R stereo)
1 S/PDIF out
1 RJ-45
1 IR receiver
Video: NTSC
Monitor Sony Wega XBR 36" television
Video Formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (hardware)
MPEG-4, DivX  (software)
Audio: 18-bit stereo and S/PDIF
Speakers: Panasonic SA-AK95 CD Stereo System
Audio Formats: MP3, MP2, AC3 (hardware)
WMA, RealAudio, WAV, Shoutcast (software)
Input: IR remote control
IR keyboard
OS: Debian GNU/Linux 2.4.18 embedded
Browser: ANT Fresco embedded
IM: Kinkatta (AIM compatible) embedded
Dimensions: 9" x 1.5" x 5.25", 1.5 lbs

Network type: 100BaseTX Full Duplex Ethernet (desktops and servers)
802.11b Wireless Ethernet  (laptops/handhelds)
Cabling: Category 5 UTP
Modem: Toshiba PCX2000 cable modem
Router: NetGear RT311 Gateway Router
Switches: 3 x NetGear FS105 5 port 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switch
Wireless: Netgear ME102 Wireless Access Point
UPS: APC Back-UPS ES 350VA (70 minutes runtime)
PK Blackout Buster (>60 minutes runtime)
Internet connection: Cox Business Services, 5.0M downlink, 512K uplink