Cloud Gaming…This Isn’t Your Mother’s Farming App – Part 1

We all know that most everyone likes to play PC games. Take a break; sit down to a nice session of Farmville or Call of Duty. The 1st game is for managing a little virtual farm, and the 2nd is a First Person Shooter (FPS). Is it time to water […]

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 […]

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 […]