I have been using the PowerVault MD1000 in my lab for just over two years now, and I have one important piece of advice for anyone considering it. Continue reading “A Tip on Using the Dell PowerVault MD1000”
I recently came across a video that I saw a few years back. I don’t know why I never tried to play it before, but this time I looked around online for the game, and gave it a shot.
After buying a refurbished R710 on eBay for my lab, I ran into some issues with the included SAS6i/r. The first issue was that the original card was completely DOA. I had that replaced under warranty, and then the real fun began.
While organizing all of my family’s 31,000+ digital photos, I came across a few pictures of my lab in different configurations. This post is a detail (as much as I can remember) of the evolution of my homelab. Continue reading “Evolution Of My Lab”
My lab has been running pretty stable now for at least a solid year, so naturally it is time to make some changes. I have some new things I want to experiment with that I just don’t have the flexibility for. I have to completely overhaul my rack and everything in it, and I have some points that will hopefully make my compute environment more conducive to my compute goals and planned future experimentation.
Being a sound engineer and DJ, I listen to a lot of music, and I may never have have gotten to where I am now without it. Music has been very important every step of the way for me, and I have developed a rather broad taste for what I prefer.
For five months, the band and I were preparing for this show. We knew it could have been our last together, so we wanted to make it count. Despite all of the planning, the one thing we couldn’t get right was the weather. Continue reading “Delaware Valley High School 2017 Relay For Life”
Despite having a limited amount of time to write for this blog, I am going to try to write at least one to two posts per week. I’ll start with stories form the past, and start writing more about the present when I start running out of things to write about. This is completely new to me, so bear with me as I find my voice and figure out my rhythm. I hope I can figure this out because I know that I have information that may be valuable you some of you, and I want to have a good archive to look back on in a few years. Check back regularly!
The stack that runs this WordPress installation evolved over many months; from the beginning of 2017 to now, I have been fine-tuning my lab to accommodate a number of services and applications, including those needed to run this blog. The whole process really started years ago when I first setup a home server, but that’s a topic for another post. Here, I will give you the basic run down of how how this shit works.
The lab hasn’t changed much this year apart from my core switch dying. I’ve moved a couple of disks around and hot swapped a failing boot drive, but that’s all. We did switch our ISP from CenturyLink (DSL) to Service Electric (Cable). I’m much happier with the speeds and uptime. From the bottom up and left to right, I have…