Surviving Ubuntu's perpetual out of space boot partition

I'm somewhat guilty of just using the default partitioning schemes when installing recent versions of Ubuntu (currently 16.04 LTS). I don't want to bother with manually setting up LVMs and encrypted partitions and segregating log data from user data and all of that. I just need a root partition and I'll handle everything else on my own. Unfortunately, that means Ubuntu gives you a <256MB /boot partition. That's not enough. »

radon: The "low-power" server build

Deep in the bowels of my basement is a 42U rack, which formerly housed the fully operational battle station that was my office's online presence at the University of Minnesota. Alas, we were all told we couldn't have our own server rooms anymore and our server rack and its contents were sent to the Reuse Center to find a new loving home. I was able to snag the rack and it is now sitting mostly empty, except for one nice little 2U server that powers most of the important pieces of my network—including this blog. »