As per yesterday’s post, I’ve been doing a lot of new year’s cleanup/clean-out, and that includes old computer gear. And that lead to a series of events with my old AmigaUUCP Usenet site, lorbit.UUCP, as hosted on the very-heavily-modified homemade-tower-case Amiga 500, smaug.

These series of events loosely follow the arc of the machine’s namesake, Smaug, the dragon, in The Hobbit.