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Synology and the state of consumer NAS devices

In modern day, you likely have some disk storage needs. For example: Just regular, important files Family photos and videos Regular backups of everyone’s computer (optional) IP cameras, and a way to record them Network Attached Storage, or NAS is

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Security, Uncategorized

Proxmox – a great Hypervisor for running servers

In present day, the context in which you run a server or application has become quite blurred. In the olden days, you’d install an operating system on physical hardware and run your application on that. Nowadays, not only do you

Posted in AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Organization will set you free, PowerShell, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Wireless all the things! Streaming audio and video in 2016

I recently realized that a few of my technology annoyances have been solved. In fact, for a few things, there are great solutions! Streaming Music to Speakers:For example, I use Microsoft’s Groove Music Pass for my music. I can stream

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized

Using Django + Git + VSO

OK, so I won’t be doing blog posts as often as I thought – I’ve had a lot of other non-technical things going on. However, I have dug back into Django again – and I’ve fallen in love it all

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Using VMware vSphere or XenServer for a Hypervisor

As I’ve been digging into some of the newer infrastructure technologies lately, it dawned on me that I really knew nothing about VMWare and XenServer. The primary reason for my VMWare ignorance was that every time I went anywhere near

Posted in Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Windows

Using Vagrant to create a reproducible, multi-machine, virtualized dev environment (IaC)

This is another piece of very cool technology that I ran across recently. Imagine that for your software development project, you want to bring up virtual machines on your workstation. For example, image you might use: Name=webserver 2GB of RAM,

Posted in Apple Stuff, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Being more secure on your Android phone

I recently abandoned (and left-for-dead), Windows 10 mobile and switched to Android. My first order of business was to see what sort of security and privacy options I have. I found some excellent news and some horrible news. Here is

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Mobile, Organization will set you free, Security, Uncategorized
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