Posted on December 19, 2003
Ginger is a VIA Epia 800, hard drive, and power supply encased in a gingerbread village. The idea for this server "case-mod" came from two CIF members who for some reason thought that making a gingerbread village, without putting a computer inside of it was a crime against humanity. Ginger's name comes from a pseudo-ficticious porn star (in accordance with our naming scheme for computers here on CIF).
Setting Up the Computer
Ginger's guts being put together on the final platform.
Installing software. After going through a few bootable CDs, it was revealed that the CD-ROM drive we had been using didn't like most CD-Rs. Solution: install FreeBSD with two floppies and a network cable.
The cords running between the two computer houses were covered with tape. The CD-ROM and floppy drives are no longer neccessary now that the OS is installed.
Making the Gingerbread
Raw gingerbread dough.
House sides formed from gingerbread.
Parts of a baked house. Notice in this and following pictures the "stained glass windows" are made from melted hard candy.