I have a lot of storage. No surprise, given my background, but all those storage devices sure can heat things up, especially when you keep them in a closed cabinet like I do! That's why I'm pleased by the new fan setup I just installed and thought I would share it with you. The Problem With Heat Computers need protection from overheating, especially mechanical bits like … [Read more...] about Having Trouble Keeping Your Cool? You Need Some AC Infinity Fans!
Archives for March 2015
I'm a big believer in USB 3.0, having come to rely on it as part of the Tech Field Day video production workflow. But I'm also a believer in traveling light and reducing clutter in my computer bag. That's why I'm thrilled about the Cable Matters Ultra-Mini 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub! My 2012 Retina MacBook Pro is a real video production workhorse. The … [Read more...] about Review: Cable Matters Ultra-Mini 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub
The Seagate Free Agent GoFlex Docks were an excellent product, allowing interchange of hard disk drives and connectivity protocols. They made USB 3, FireWire, and even NAS docks for these hard disk drives. But the connector is standard SATA and could be used with any drive. So I created a 3D printable adapter and released it on Thingiverse! Use this adapter to connect … [Read more...] about 3D Print a Seagate GoFlex Dock Adapter for 2.5″ Hard Disk Drives
IT is changing, with new avenues for sales from cloud service providers and devops rising just as traditional datacenters are declining. But I'm always puzzled when a company tells me they're selling their boxes into the cloud services market. If there's a trend for cloud service infrastructure, it's using commodity hardware, not proprietary appliances. These vendors had better … [Read more...] about Cloud Services Don’t Buy Boxes, But Service Providers Might
I had a little bit of a learning experience this week regarding NFS exports and Mac OS X that I thought would be interesting to share with my readers. It's part "simple tip" and part "facepalm." Read on! TL;DR: NFS works (insecurely) if you use all_squash and set anonuid and anongid to match your UNIX user ID The Setup: What I Wanted to Do I have an old Iomega ix4-200d … [Read more...] about Using NFS to Share Data Between UNIX and Mac OS X