I’m resurrecting my older computer (affectionately named ‘Dustpuppy’), to be an audio server for the bedroom. (And any other tasks I can think of to offload to it.) Including serving as a wireless access point via the HostAP drivers.

I’m using the opportunity to experiment with Gentoo Linux. Wish me luck. At first glance Gentoo seems neat, but builing everything from source (which I used to do as a matter of pride) now seems merely time consuming.

I’d really like to make the thing into some sort of appliance, like I did when I developed PictureFrame Linux. If the filesystem were read-only, and served out as a network file from the server, there’d be less to get outdated and possibly break or serve as a vulnerability.