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HighPoint RocketRAID 2720GSL & OpenMediaVault

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For building a NAS, lately my OS of choice has been OpenMediaVault. Unfortunately, OMV doesn't ship with native support for one of the most inexpensive SAS controllers, the HighPoint RocketRAID 2720GSL. To gain support for the controller, you have to backport your Kernel. The process will take only a few minutes and is easy enough for a novice to do. Read More »

HighPoint RocketRAID 2720GSL & NAS4Free

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If you are the type to roll your own NAS, then you will most likely have looked at various operating systems to complete the package. There are a ton of them out there, but if you are looking for a smooth install with your brand new RocketRaid 2720 controller, look no further than Nas4Free. Read More »

Change the WordPress Editor Font

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I work with WordPress a lot.  By nature, I like to fiddle with things too.  With that said, I have never been a fan of default font that the WordPress Editor uses.  In fact, I can easily say that if I could change it, I would.  Well, fear not fellow users, there is an easy way to spruce up your ... Read More »

Computer monitoring and the FDA – a match made in heaven?

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If Orwell could see the world now one can only wonder what he would have to say. The current cell phone monitoring and computer monitoring practices kick his Big Brother all the way to oblivion, take for instance the episode with the FDA which has everyone talking. FDA’s debacle isn’t particularly surprising, considering we’re living in a world where people ... Read More »

Article: Migrating From One QNAP NAS to Another

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Migration should be on the minds of anyone owning a NAS.  Let’s face it, you aren’t going to keep the same amount of data forever and most of us like to hang on to what we have.  Let’s say you didn’t think ahead, or that your wallet had a few too many cobwebs in it before you made your initial ... Read More »

Add Move to Trash Button on WordPress Admin Bar

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If you are frequently making changes to your WordPress blog, you have have become tired of having to go through a bunch of menus to delete an out of date or irrelevant post. With a simple edit to your functions.php file, you can add a “Move to Trash” button to your WordPress Admin bar for simple deletes. Read More »

Article: Control Your HTPC With A PS3 Remote Control

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Having recently reviewed the SilverStone Grandia GD08 and loving it, I was looking for a way to satisfy the one need SilverStone left me with.  The case design didn’t allow for a standard 5.25 inch bay device to be used due to the flip down panels incorporated to conceal your optical drives.  This, in turn, meant that installing the coveted ... Read More »

Article: What’s Behind The Name of All Thecus® NAS

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A lot is behind a name. Sometimes the meaning of a name makes for most of its beauty. For example, “Thecus” comes from the Latin for “storage”. For its future line of products, a new system will take place in naming the NAS that will hit the market. And just to make sure everyone is on the same page, here ... Read More »

Article: 5 Addons Every XBMC User Should Have

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XBMC is a powerful HTPC front end, but you never truly realize its potential until you start exploring ways of extending its functionality.  Addons are what extends XBMC’s functionality bringing you new ways to enjoy your HTPC.  Given the large number of addons out there… here is MY list of the top 5. Read More »

Review: LaCie 2big NAS

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Let’s face it, the world of storage has changed dramatically over the last few years.  The increasing size of media has brought new need to the market and those needs are no longer being filled by CD’s, DVD’s, or external hard drives anymore.  The limitations behind such media in a connected world have brought about a storage revolution of sorts.  ... Read More »