40 TB for $4k

I was working with one of my clients a few months ago making our project plans for the year when we hit the topic of storage. We were looking to add approximately 20TB of file storage and needed a place to back it up, but we wanted to back up…

  • 2015-03-02

Theme for 2015

tldr: My theme for 2015 is Communication. A few years ago, I came to the realization that New Years Resolutions are terrible. A year is simply too long to plan and keep to goals. So, rather than making traditional goal-oriented resolutions, I set a theme that guides my decisions for…

  • 2015-01-01

2014 In Review

What happened with me in 2014? Well, a lot. I closed on the new house I built, changed jobs, bought a new car, and began on a crazy new adventure of self-discovery. It's been a very stressful year with all these changes - but I've put in place a better…

  • 2015-01-01

Whiteboard Image Optimization

My Twitter Feed featured a nifty looking whiteboard cleaner as a gist, which I shared with some other friends. Unfortunately, getting ImageMagick installed isn't always a trivial task. It's also a pretty big project to install just to try something out, so I decided to spend an afternoon building a…

  • 2014-04-05

Times, they are a changin'

A while back, I stopped writing blog posts on my Blogger blog and started up an experiment with Jekyll. I ended up with a really fast, nice looking blog that was technically very cool. I had a git repository with a post-recieve hook that would recompile the site, minify the…

  • 2014-04-02

Simple FreeBSD 9.2 ZFS Root Install with mfsbsd

I think the Zetabyte File Sytem (ZFS) is the best filesystem out there for data you want to be sure is safe and quickly accessible. I try to store at least one copy of ALL my data on ZFS, and perform regular maintinance on my ZFS systems. One thing that…

  • 2013-10-14