This week I've been thinking about my ancient Sun SPARC5, it mostly sits idle and unused with two Dell PCs sitting on top. The older Dell running Linux gets used more frequently even though it's lower in spec... Anyhow I felt guilty, and decided to see if I could get some more use out of it.
The disk isn't big enough for Perl yet, but I've been able to get SSH on it, in case BT ever get round to installing ADSL in the village, and the box becomes exposed. I had some fun trying to fit a litre in a half-pint pot but I managed to get it up and running.
The machine has only the base 32Mb RAM, and can take 7 more 32Mb sticks to a system max of 256Mb, which I've been quoted £120 for. I'd also consider a extra HD, there is space in the box for a extra drive, say a 4Gb unit for £30. I've just got to decide if it's worth the effort.... It's never going to be a speed demon!
I should do something with the box really, I checked uptime on it this afternoon to, it has a Windows crushing "1027 day(s), 20:44", not bad really. Plus Solaris experience looks good on a CV