The Frustrating Absence of Technology

“You know, they’re pretty old school.” What? I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. All I wanted to do was type in a link or phrase into Google (like I normally do) and get the information I wanted. Instead, I couldn’t find anything. It was one of the first times […]

Crowdfunding: Out of Control or Just Getting Started?

By now, if you visit social media sites, I’m sure you have heard of “Crowdfunding”. It isn’t a new concept, and in fact, it has been around for some time now. According to our friends over at Wikipedia (hey guys!), Crowdfunding derives from Crowdsourcing and was first utilized way back […]

Tech Gifts for Father’s Day

You’d be surprised at how many bloggers write about Father’s Day Tech Gift ideas. Just Google it… it would LITERALLY surprise you. So why would I be writing about something that is “played out” already? Because the high-tech gift ideas I see are something that my Dad could care less […]

For the Love of Free: Web Development Tools

If you know me, you know I love free. Since part of my job is doing web development, I thought I would share some of the tools I use that are FREE to everyone interested in website design, development, coding, etc. Obviously, everyone prefers different tools to use, and these […]

Control Yourself

If you read Mike’s last blog post about his trials and tribulations with FreeNAS, you know that he ultimately opted to use Windows 8.1 as his storage solution.  That wasn’t because FreeNAS didn’t work (Mike admits it probably would be fine now that his RAM issues are resolved), but was […]

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 […]

PCI Debugging 101

Like many companies, Cirrascale has a few key technologies and components that it uses in a variety of it’s products.  A lot of what we do involves being able to move data around; be it around the world between datacenters, around racks within a datacenter, or around components within systems. […]