The long hot summer in the UK has been followed by a warm, often humid autumn. And that means that if you have a server tucked into the corner of a small office, it's going to be quite some time before you need to think about turning on the heating.
On the hottest days this summer, the usually silent HP tower in our (un-airconditioned) office sounded like a small turbine and put out enough unwanted heat, as the fan struggled to keep it cool, to make me wonder if we actually needed a local server any more.
But even in these cloud days, a local server can be useful.
- September 24