Another rebuild

In my continuing quest to fine tune my home computer network, I am tackling another reorganization.  Currently, this website and some other functionality is residing on an Oracle VM Virtual Box configuration, running several virtual machines which each in turn run Ubuntu.  It dawned on me, that the same computer …

FreeNAS 11 upgrade

As previously posted, I run much of my home network (and this website) on a FreeNAS server, currently running version 9 after a recent downgrade from the failed version 10 release.  Recently, FreeNAS 11 was released as a stable version, so I have been eager to upgrade to the new …

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 …

Improvements in videos

I continue to study and learn the details of the Davinci Resolve software, so that I can better edit and adjust videos.  It may or may not be visible in the last couple of postings, but each time, the quality improves incrementally.  Certainly there is a lot I still don’t …

FreeNAS Day 2

It ran until late last night, but I can say at this point that my recent FreeNAS rebuild/upgrade is almost entirely complete, and definitely running well at this point.  There was quite a bit to learn, what with the change from Jails to Containers, and all the new configuration items, …

FreeNAS Overhaul

Over the weekend, I began to notice memory issues on my FreeNAS server which I use for many purposes, including hosting this site.  Initially, my thought was a hardware problem with the memory, but at this point, I am suspecting it was either a problem with the FreeNAS OS code, …

Twitter challenges

Continuing to struggle with the site configuration a bit.  I recently added a new theme, which has a much cleaner interface, and there will likely be cosmetic changes over the next few weeks.  However, one side challenge I keep facing is the auto-Twitter feed, which is supposed to link a …

Ark: Survival Evolved

As may have been noticed near the bottom of this site, I have been managing a set of private unofficial Ark: Survival Evolved servers.  These are intended primarily for personal and family use, but if I know you personally, and you are a player of Ark, you may be welcome …