The other day I found my self thinking about the Bubba server and what a great machine it is.
Next thing I thought of ways to improve it, without more power drawn:
- Think about a Bubba based on the same motherboard of the asus eee pc;
- A solid state "hard disk" => total silence;
- Two NICs;
- Serial port (with no hacks);
- And a LCD screen neatly mounted on the Bubba server case...
I didn't stop here, since Bubba is really a server, it should have at least an UPS. It's hard to find an UPS similar in shape to the Bubba server, so the ideal would be having an Excito made UPS, exactly in the same shape as the Bubba server, that would fit under it, making it into one unit.
Since I'm talking about Excito products, we can think about ways of upgrading this new Bubba, since the eee pc has a PCI Express Mini Card connector, one could envisage a way of simply stacking the upgrades on top of the original Bubba (with a bit of hardware engineering), for instance extra HDs, DVD writers, TV tuners (to use Bubba as a media center) etc... All this without using extra cables.
I'm sure I had other ideas, I just can't remember right now.