There are several popular media streaming services that are only accessible in the United States- Pandora, Hulu, Spotify, and a great deal of Netflix content. This media is basically barred due to copyright issues, so, those of us who enjoy consuming american content but don’t live there are inherently out of luck. Were not totally out of luck though – there are several ways to circumvent this issue.
This post is a quick run through on expanding a logical device using Adaptec Storage Manager (ASM). This feature is great for expanding the capacity of your RAID as is an online resize. This means that you do not lose access to your data during the process. On the other hand, it is not powerful enough to expand the array to fewer number of disks. Continue reading Adaptec 6805e – Expanding a Logical Device with 4 SSDs→
After my VPS fiasco last week, a new interest has been sparked in VPS hosting. I started installing Proxmox on an old desktop – E6700/6GB/750GB – and will play around with it tomorrow. If it shows promise I will re-install on something more robust. Continue reading New Project – Proxmox→
Today, I moved the blog to my new VPS. I decided last week to take the plunge – a hard decision as I have never owned (rented?) a VPS before and I wasn’t really sure what to get. It came down to price for me; to get the best ‘value’ for my money. Looking at the $12-20 per year market, on average, gave around 128MB RAM (256 burstable), ~10-20GB disk space, and 10-100MB metered connections. Continue reading New Server – VPS→
Microsoft released their new MCP terminology this year. This included changing the MCSA from Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator to Solution Associate. They are practically giving them away. If you previously held certain certification combinations, the new certification was automatically added to your transcript. Continue reading New Certification – MCSA: Windows 7→