Purpose: Determine fastest small NAS/SAN OS/Appliance software solution for home running under ESXi. Constraints: Candidates must support ZFS, be relatively stable (I narrowed down my candidate list by only choosing solutions that other people have used successfully), and be able to run CrashPlan for data protection. If you’re not familair with ZFS (Zettabyte File System), read … Continue reading “Solaris 11, OpenIndiana, and NexentaStor benchmarks”
Finally finished my 189.7GB backup to Crashplan’s servers. Started uploading on July 25th and completed on December 17th. Didn’t notice too much of an internet slowdown thanks to Tomato’s QoS routing to prioritize traffic during the process. Outbound QoS rules
This is a great example of someone recognizing something we all hate and making it better. We all despise our thermostats. And for good reason. A simple task like changing the temperature shouldn’t be very confusing, but the thermostat designers have made it complicated. My first apartment had this Energy Star programmable thermostat. I think … Continue reading “Thermostats”
Since moving to North Idaho our internet is slow, we’re regularly saturating our 1/2 Mbps upload doing cloud backups and uploading pictures and videos which can make gaming or web browsing painfully slow and unreliable. I tried to get QoS (Quality of Service) working on DD-WRT but it can only have QoS rules based on … Continue reading “Quality of Service”
On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Aetna Notification wrote:@autoemail.aetna.com> @autoemail.aetna.com>New Communication on Aetna Navigator®Dear BENJAMIN,You have a new communication to view on your secure Aetna Navigator® member website. Click here to display your online communication.(snip useless info) *** On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Benjamin Bryan wrote:@b3n.org> @b3n.org>Please send the contents … Continue reading “If you can’t handle email just send me a fax”
An educational behind the scenes look at how incoming mail is processed
Rainy day, time to finish up this blog post. Raindrops coming down… So Eli and I did a little exploring of VoIP solutions and found four to enable free or low cost calling on phones with unlimited data plans (or over wifi). I tested using the LG Optimus V from VM and the Droid Charge … Continue reading “Making Free VoIP calls from your Android Phone”
This is why your next computer upgrade should be a SSD. I ran the following tests on Apple’s stock Hitachi 5400RPM 320GB: 1. Cold boot2. Logos passage guide on 1 Kings 8.3. Open IE from Windows 7 in Parallels “cold” boot.4. StarCraft II load 4v4 map with 7 AIs. I then replaced the hard drive … Continue reading “Apple’s Stock Hitachi Vs. Kingston SSDNow V+”
Ben: HTC Incredible Kris: LG Optimus V Eli uses his parents droids for now.
Should be color coded snaps. Duh!