It's real! It's really real! Of course I got one the day it came out, like there was any question I would. I wanted to write a post immediately, bragging to the interwebz about my awesome new phone, but I figured I would wait on it a bit to really get a feel for the phone (not to mention my incredible ability to procrastinate instead of writing posts). Oh but don't bother looking for another unboxing video, I think there are more than enough already. Really after coming from an OG Droid (do...do I owe Lucas Films money for writing that?) could anyone imagine me not adoring this phone in comparison? I doubt it. In almost every way this phone is spec'd twice as good, if not more so than the hardware on the Droid. Not to mention it's the [Read more...]
Saw this on reddit, felt it was appropriate.
I have to admit, I cycled through a lot of titles for this post that were far more... colorful, but in the end I decided to try and keep it classy. What am I pissed about this time? Two words: Galaxy Nexus. More to the point, where the hell is it?! There have been more than a few rumors flying around, enough to the point where lot's of the fanboys I know waiting for this blasted phone (myself included), are getting burned out. The newest batch, pointing to December 8th or 9th, promptly got debunked right after they managed to rekindle my hope I would actually get this phone before 2011 was out. I have always been one for gadgets, I understand the hype machine that all of the companies subscribe to. Though as I am sure most who have been [Read more...]
For the longest time, I have had an old computer running Ubuntu with your typical samba setup so I could keep my music, videos, and backups stored in one spot, in a RAID 1 array of course. Where this setup sucks is when you want to handle using that share for Time Machine or to stream videos to your PS3/360. Sure there are ways to do it, I have tried a few with limited success, but nothing as simple as what I just experienced with FreeNAS. This isn't a setup guide, not really, I just wanted to point out how blindingly easy it was to get everything I have wanted out of my central storage server for a long time. Want to have Time Machine backup to your new NAS? BAM! Done! One drop down and you now can use the machine for a central Time [Read more...]
The title is lame, I know. But this is my blog not yours, so I will do what I want! Once I started messing with VPSs, I quickly discovered that manually setting one up is a pain. I discovered this because unlike normal people, I enjoy experimenting with server configurations. Then more often than not, completely breaking the OS and having to scrap it to start over. After rebuilding my development machine so many times, I did the only logical thing I could, wrote a script. Now just for you readers, since I like you so much, I put that script on Github. Keep in mind that it is only for debian based systems with apt-get, and obviously requires root. I think the most interesting part of this script in its current incarnation is [Read more...]