It Just Works

Last weekend I decided to get a new shirt for a birthday party I needed to attend, so I stopped by to visit my new friend Vic’s shop.  I walked in wearing an old college hoodie with a broken zipper.  It’s my favorite sweatshirt; it’s soft, comfortable, and my go-to […]

For the Love of Free: NAS Edition (Part Two)

It’s amazing what one person can learn in a somewhat short time frame. I know that three weeks ago, I said that I was looking for a NAS solution that had some specific wish list items I wanted. I also know that I said I had selected the amazingly wonderful, […]

Electromechanical Relays Versus Solid

The market is full of products that claim extraordinary performances. In the electrical world there is an abundance of options for power supplies, DC-DC converters and redundant power solutions. You could easily get overwhelmed when considering all the possibilities. How do you find the best one? How do you find […]

The Advent of Hybrid Computing?

Recently, I came across an article about utilizing the heat from data centers and putting that to more practical use, such as heating office space in surrounding areas: http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/07/technology/innovation/data-centers-heat/index.html There’s definitely merit in the pursuit of using the byproduct of compute… Really, there’s merit in every area or application where […]

For the Love of Free: NAS Edition

If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you’ll know by now that I have a small obsession with FREE. I like free. We get along really well. Sure, I understand that most of the time you are going to get what you pay for, and if you don’t pay […]