Montevideo Uruguay

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Montevideo Uruguay for work. To be honest before working at my current employer I had never really heard of the country other than knowing it was in Latin America. After my most recent trip in February to Montevideo I must say if you have never been you should make a point to visit - Read more

Mac OS Yosemite and ZFS raid not mounting

I recently updated my mac pro from Mavericks to Yosemite.  Afterwords my ZFS raid 5 stopped working (was not seen by the system). Please read this entire guide and the warnings before trying to fix your issue! Also please backup your data before trying to fix your zfs raid. To fix this I did the following: Next i upgraded my zpool Read more

Meet Parker

Just a quick post - but meet Parker, a new member of my family! He is a great little kitten who is playful and really enjoys hanging out with me. When I got this kitten he was .7 lbs, now he's almost 3 lbs he's growing fast! Hes a handful but a blast to have Read more

Installing WebKeePass

I wanted to install WebKeePass, an easy to use password manager which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way via a web interface. Its also totally free and very robust which were major bonus in my oppinion. There are many quides out there but I did not find a single complete, end-to-end, guide that walks you though the Read more

Printing to Ubuntu Shared Printer

So for months I have been carrying my macbook into my office and printing because i was to cheap to buy a network printer and the printer I have is across the room from my ubuntu computer in the office so not shared.

Today I took a trip to Fry’s and purchased a USB repeater cable so that I could extend my USB cable to 30 feet. From there i routed the cable neatly around the room, having just finished cleaning up a networking rats next i did not want to create another mess.

Setting the printer up on ubutu was more or less plug in play other than under server i needed to enable the “publish shared printers connected to this system” under the server settings.

After several text prints to ensure it was working, I was off to configure my mac. I went to add a printer and selected IP printer, entered the IP of my ubuntu server and added :631 to point it to the ubuntu print server, CUPS. Next i had to set the protocol to IPP and enticer the queue name printers/myprintername.

After about 5 minutes i was printing, simple as that!

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Home Networking Overhaul

For months now i have been fighting the rats nest in the top of the closet in my office were i keep all my network gear. There were old cables wire tied to more old cables 12-18 inches thick and power cables were always falling down. It was a nightmare whenever i needed to move a cable or add a new device.

Today I pulled every wire and cable out of the closed. I started by wall mounting my network switch, and power strips. I cable tied the wires come into my patch panel so they were not dangling loose and the same for the wires going to my NVR (network video recorder – for my security camera system).

Next I went around the house and tested each network jack in various room and labeled them on both the jacks and the patch panel. One positive of that end ever i found one jack misfired which I am sure was causing collisions and other network issues.

After all of that was done and several trips to Fry’s I was able to neatly route all my cables, label them…

I should have taken a before picture but never the less here is the results!



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Apple Watch Collection

Over the next few days i would like to detail my apple watch collection but as a teaser here are a few quick photos!


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Spaghetti Warehouse Rocks

I would like to start off by saying; this is not my typical type of post… A few days ago I opened my email and what do I find but a coupon for a free spaghetti dinner to Spaghetti Warehouse, for my birthday. As well as several other free dinner coupons…

Typically I am skeptical of such offers but tonight I decided to see. I arrived as I have done many times before, was immediately seated and greeted by a very friendly waitress, Jessica.

I presented Jessica with my free spaghetti dinner coupon and she explained I could order any spaghetti dinner I wanted, which I did. I ordered the Seafood Mediteraneo, which was Shrimp and clams chopped and tossed with a spicy cream sauce over pasta.

My food arrived quickly and was one of the best dishes I have had in sometime. After I ate they brought me an ice cream for my birthday, and whished me well.

Over all this was an above average experience with above average food for the amazing price off free!

I would like to take this time to thank both Spaghetti Warehouse and Jessica for a great evening.

Tonight went so well I am thinking over the next few days I will try some of the others, and keep you updated as to how they go!

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The new site is live…

Its late so I will keep this pretty short… After many, many VPS issues a friend and I went in on collocating a VM server… As of today the server is live and my site is back online. For everyone else out there I will try to get all the technical details up in the next day or two along with my review of the colo.

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