Signs are looking better

So yesterday I posted that my recent FreeNAS rebuild had affected the site, and discouraged or stopped the traffic to the site.  From my testing, I was receiving 404 (not found) errors on all links, and the pictures and attachments were broken.  This was resulting in web crawlers being unable …

Might have broken the site

Perhaps I am overly obsessive, but since I am newer blogger, I tend to check my daily stats with some regularity.  More from a sense of small accomplishment, rather than any expectation of a growing audience.  However, since I rebuilt my FreeNAS server, which meant a restore of the site, …

Ark: Survival

The last few days have been rather hectic, as shows in my recent posts – my focus has been a bit all over.  Work has been rather crazy, several major outages and other critical work, resulting in long hours.  And we have had a resurgence in interest in Ark: Survival, …

Catapults ready for summer camp

As a project for the Cub Scouts, for this year’s summer camp, I am constructing a pair of sling-shot style catapults for the kids.  This weekend was the final time I have to finish them, and I managed to complete all the pieces and do at least a test assembly. …

I broke the chain :(

Unfortunately, timing and events conspired, and I broke my recent string of consistent posting each weekday yesterday.  As such, my count gets to reset back to 0, and I start again.  Overall, not a bad run, I think I managed nearly 2 months of consistent little articles, which for me …

The weekend project

Between rebuilding my FreeNAS server, editing gaming videos, traveling for work, and various other activities, my schedule is rather full these days.  The latest challenge is an ask from the Cub Scouts to build a functional set of “rubber band” style catapults for use during Day Camp this year.  Since …

FreeNAS configuration – the starting point

This listing will end up rather technical, but it is mainly for my own use, to catalog my current FreeNAS configuration and hardware specs.  If you find it useful to model after, so much the better.  As for general performance, I have been very happy with FreeNAS.  As a comparison, …

FreeNAS 10 is dead, long live FreeNAS 11

So, after quite a bit of development and experimentation, I found out that apparently the Corral release of FreeNAS (FreeNAS 10.x) has been abandoned as unsupportable by the company that releases it.  Fundamentally, I don’t fault them for their decision – if there are too many problems it doesn’t make …

Scheduling change

The good news is that I will have a longer period of time before I am backlogged by our ongoing Pathfinder gaming schedule, and the associated video production.  The bad news is that it is because we will not be playing the campaign during this week’s scheduled sessions.  With school …