Home labbin’ IT 5 – Moving to Freenas

This week we are talking about migrating from UNRAID to Freenas. Let’s start with the why. For about a year I’ve been using UNRAID as my storage/VM/docker platform and it’s been awesome. However like it says in the title, UNRAID is not raid, which has some good benefits and some pretty significant downsides. Because it doesn’t use RAID it means I can mix an match … Continue reading Home labbin’ IT 5 – Moving to Freenas

Linux Not Quite Ready To Replace Windows For General Business PC Usage

I’ve had my current company issued Macbook Pro for about two years now. It’s been a bit of a workhorse, relatively powerful with a quad core i5 processor and 16G of RAM and a measly 256G SSD. For the most part this machine has served me well. I had to learn to compromise for it to suit my needs, which admittedly is not typical for … Continue reading Linux Not Quite Ready To Replace Windows For General Business PC Usage

Intel NUC is a life saver

This should be a pretty quick post about a tiny little computer that I used for the first time, no i’m not talking about about the Raspberry Pi. The particular little box I’m referring to is the Intel NUC or Next Unit of Computing. It’s basically a barebones system, just add a hard drive and memory. The short version of this story, is my company … Continue reading Intel NUC is a life saver

Why Everyone Should Run Their Own web Server

I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a while now but I haven’t really had the time between work and family life, and in all honesty when I did have the time I’ve just been way too lazy to site here and put my thoughts into words. I just so happens that I am sitting here in Terminal C at LGA waiting for … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Run Their Own web Server

So I have a Raspberry Pi, now what?

Like the title of this post says. I finally decided to jump on the single board computing bandwagon and got myself a Raspberry Pi. When I originally bought it, I had the idea of running Ansible or maybe CFengine to control my VPS server, You know simple tasks like running upgrades etc, maybe aggregate my logs into a format that’s easily readable and searchable. But … Continue reading So I have a Raspberry Pi, now what?

Data Back-up and Media Storage/Serving

It’s not too often that I write a post designed for the consumer, actually to my recollection I have never written anything with mom and dad in mind. Even though we are geared more towards businesses, we still do a relatively large amount of consumer services. With that said, the usual problems that we deal with on a regular basis are usually a completely failed … Continue reading Data Back-up and Media Storage/Serving