A few years ago I decided to start a Jabber/XMPP server for a few close friends as an experiment. Now it has become something a little bit larger and has changed what I think of the status quo.

I got some surplus z800 hardware off of ebay with the hopes of making a usable desktop out of it. The only problem is the Intel Westmere architecture is not supported by all revisions of the motherboard (460838-003 supports Westmere architecture). This is fixed by modifying the “BootBlock” in the bios, unfortuinately there are some technicalities.