Welcome to Bunnytoaster

Welcome to Bunnytoaster, the (temporary) home on the World Wide Web of Julian Y. Koh!

Why Bunnytoaster?
The first question you probably have is, "How in God's name did you come up with 'Bunnytoaster'?" Well, Bunnytoaster originally was a Power Macintosh G3/266MHz with 224MB of RAM and 4GB of hard drive space. If you've seen any of Apple's ads for the G3 line of computers, you may have seen the ad where one of the Intel clean-room-suit-wearing "Bunny People" gets "toasted" by the sheer speed of the G3 processor. So, when work bought me this new machine, I named it bunnytoaster.nsg.nwu.edu. As domain name changes and various intricacies with mail server license keys happened, the server took on the additional names of bunnytoaster.nsg.northwestern.edu, bunnytoaster.ittns.northwestern.edu, and finally bt.ittns.northwestern.edu.

In 2005, Bunnytoaster migrated to a brand spanking new Mac mini with a 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 80GB of hard drive space. It occupied about 1/10 the physical space of the old machine and offered about 10 times the performance. It also took the place of snail.ittns.northwestern.edu, an ancient PowerMac 7100/66 running MkLinux.

In late 2008, a new mini was obtained as a replacement, with a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo CPU (making the whole bunnytoaster history a little ironic), 2GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. Due to lack of time, the upgrade actually didn't happen until the hard drive in the old mini died in June/July 2009.

In April 2016, Bunnytoaster was upgraded yet again to another Mac mini with a 2.6GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

I say that Bunnytoaster is a temporary home because this is a work machine. While universities are considerably more lax about these matters than businesses are, I am currently searching for a more permanent home for the web presence of not just myself, but the entire Koh family. It might take a little while, though, as it's completely a spare-time project. Not to mention that it will cost more money than setting up a web server on this machine.

Why a Macintosh?
Quite simply, Macs are better than Windows machines. And with Mac OS X, I have the power and stability with Unix with the best GUI on a Unix machine ever.

Last modified on Friday, 03-Jun-2016 21:08:11 CDT.
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