Category Archives: New Toys

First Dent On CRV

I little bummed today, my less than year old CRV has a small dent. Not sure where it came from, but it is tiny. But I did got a new tiny x86 PC, a Dell Optiplex 9020M Weight: 303.4

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Western Digital My Passport

So last week on Amazon there was a sale for this 5 TB Western Digital Drive for $99.99 plus tax. I purchased this primarily to backup files and bring them to work. Having 5TB in a small package seemed cool. … Continue reading

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New Small Desktop

Second smallest non-pi x86 based desktop I have (the Brix is the smallest). Will post more about it, but looks pretty cool. Fast and runs CentOS 7 too. Weight: 308.2

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New File Server In Production

Where have I heard that before? So yes, server is up and running and doing OK. This one is a really critical one, does DNS, DHCP, kickstart, home directories. This is the first server that comes up when the house … Continue reading

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Disappointed With File Server Performance

Just ran some numbers on my new file server, not much of a jump in performance This is the Old Server Running warmup… Running a 400MB file write on 5 times… Iteration 1: 95.27 MB/sec Iteration 2: 72.43 MB/sec Iteration … Continue reading

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Configuring New Server

Working on the little things to get the server up. Letting it bake in so we can see what errors it has, but I think it will be fine. Going to make it production next week. Weight: 306.4

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New File Server Built

Got the new server built, as I post I am moving all the flat data over. Next is to reconfigure the services. It runs quite a bit DHCP Server DNS Server LDAP Server MAIL Server File Server TFTP server Subversion … Continue reading

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The Joys of Pain

After yesterday’s fiasco I needed a break, not a break from IT, but something challenging, I know, how weird yeah. When most people get burned, they run from fire, I charge after it. So this is what happened, and this … Continue reading

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Eating Lighter

I thought I was OK watching what I eat, but the weight is not showing it. I need to get out and exercise more. Worked on a special USB drive to custom install a Linux Terminal Server. Weight: 302.8

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Testing USB Flash Drives

Frustrating to see some of my drives are failing. Found a utility that can check health of the disk, F3 or Fight Flash Fraud. Trying it out. Weight: 301.8

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