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Home Networking, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Lights Out, the HP N40L, N54L and the Deal with NASA Interns – HT108
Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Andrew (@unrealshots) and Christian (@TheWizBM) for Show 108! We were all about Christian (and Gary’s) Home Networking setup to include an in depth look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials, SharePoint and Active Directory! How to do it, how not to and how to get it done with what you have! We also talked about Lights Out, a Windows Server Addin, The HP Microserver N40L and N54L as well as Christian’s Intern experience at NASA.
Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live.
No LIVE show for the next two weeks – Jim is in Germany. Follow all the pics I take at http://theAverageGuy.me.
Server 2012 Essentials:
- What makes Server 2012 Essentials different from Server 2011?
- Why should I pay $300 more for Server 2012 Essentials when WHS 2011 is $50 bucks?
- Big Features: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2012/07/17/windows-server-2012-essentials-feature-list.aspx
- Why it’s great for home users
- Why it’s great for geeks
#43 The Home Tech Podcast: ISP Cloud Storage, Nike MAG, Google Plus Widgets, Input Director, E3 Spark Plugs, Metro Start Pages, and a stroll along Nostalgia Street
The show starts off with Andrew giving an update of the status of solar installation rebates in Victoria in Australia, and why he is installing more solar panels on the house.
Jim tells us about Cox Communication’s new offering, which gives their Internet subscribers a cloud-style backup solution, starting at 1GB to 50GB up to Unlimited storage, depending on your subscriber plan. If you are a subscriber, this is a great alternative to the other cloud solutions we have spoken about in the past.
Andrew brings us the Nike MAG, a new shoe that will have all fans of the Back to the Future movies drooling, being the self-lacing shoe that Marty McFly wears in the second movie – check it out at Nice Kicks; not the best looking shoe in the world, but definitely one for die hard fans of the movie! The shoes will be available on eBay, and all sales proceeds will go to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Unfortunately no-one has designed a functional Hover Board as yet, but we live in hope!
#42 The Home Tech Podcast: Spam Prevention, Desktop Protection, Mailing List Solutions, Storage Expansion, and Digital Photography
Jim and Andrew and Christian are joined by Mike Howard for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast.
After the introductions, Jim reminds us all of the importance of using an Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for those of us who live in areas that experience power issues from time to time.
The guys move on to talk about the recent increase in spam, especially around seemingly random people signing up to forums and sites where comments can be posted. Christian tells us about a site, Stop Forum Spam, which is a service that tracks known spammers, and has plugins for a lot of the popular Bulletin Board and Blogging platforms such as PHPBB and WordPress.
In an Anti-Spam / Anti-Virus vein, the guys talk about the latest initiatives from the “A Faster Internet” project, from players we’ve all heard of before, including the OpenDNS and Google DNS projects.
The Speed Up effort tries to take this another step further by making sure a user’s request for a content goes to a server near her, making delivery faster and more efficient from a bandwidth perspective.