AMD 8-Core EPYC Home Server Build

AMD’s new EPYC 3201 is a good processor for a near-silent server …without sacrificing performance. I saw good price on an open box Supermicro M11SDV-8CT-LN4F. It includes an embedded AMD EPYC 3201 8-core processor. I’ve been wanting to try an AMD build for awhile so I grabbed it. This CPU was favorably benchmarked by ServeTheHome … Continue reading “AMD 8-Core EPYC Home Server Build”

2019 in Retrospect

We were locked outside. The sliding glass door had locked itself upon being closed. Perhaps it had been slammed just a little too hard. Minutes earlier the kids had shot off poppers. We were celebrating the new year standing out on the back deck; 20 feet off the ground at my in-laws house. It was … Continue reading “2019 in Retrospect”

LastPass Guide Almost Done

I’m almost finished with the LastPass Guide eBook! …I just have to write it. Actually, it is nearly done! It’s exactly 128 pages. But I’m going to have to write one more page causing a buffer overflow! Launch Date is set for: February 8th I just finished the LastPass Guide Landing Page! This is the … Continue reading “LastPass Guide Almost Done”

Snowplow Proof Mailbox

Last Saturday our mailbox was taken out by a snow plow! This was a job for something besides duct tape (although that did cross my mind). I ran down to the hardware store but couldn’t find a support arm that would fit the post. I couldn’t find any mailbox support arms. Actually I’m not good … Continue reading “Snowplow Proof Mailbox”

Motherboard Selection for Intel Computer Desktop Builds

The following is a guest post from Jeff Yesensky: So, you’re building your first PC, or perhaps even your second. You’ve done your research on all the fancy upgrades, all the new toys. Everything is plugged into your build on pcpartpicker.com. Finally, your ultimate gaming machine is coming together. The price is a little more … Continue reading “Motherboard Selection for Intel Computer Desktop Builds”

My First Book | LastPass Guide | Coming Soon

I’m writing a book! I started around July and figured it would take between 6 and 12 months to complete. Turns out I made pretty good progress and will likely be finished in January or February. I plan to self-publish and sell it right here on b3n.org. The book is called LastPass Guide (although I’m … Continue reading “My First Book | LastPass Guide | Coming Soon”

Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting

Save Time Managing WordPress Last week I moved b3n.org from DigitalOcean to Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting. Why? Well, there is nothing wrong with DigitalOcean, they’ve been fantastic. But my problem is I hardly had time to maintain the technology stack. A few weeks ago I was in the process of adding a couple of WordPress … Continue reading “Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting”

My First 3D Printer! Ender 3 Pro

I’m not sure exactly how it started, it might have been when Eli and I were trying in vain to find Lego Technic sets with lots of gears, or when Kris was discussing with me purchasing learning aids for school. … and I started to realize we could 3D print this stuff! Just with the … Continue reading “My First 3D Printer! Ender 3 Pro”