Paul Braren with Travel Tech, Ring Stick Up Cams and a New Tesla 3 – HGG385


Paul Braren from and on Twitter at @paulbraren joins this week as we catch up with him and his job with VMware, some travel tech from his trip to Europe, his new Ring Stick Up Cams and his new Tesla 3. All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #385 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.


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Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, TinkerTry, VMware, Ring, Sick Up Cam, Travel Tech, Telsa, Tesla 3

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New 1U Supermicro SuperServer SYS-E300-9D 4 and 8 core Xeon D-2100 models bring back the E300-8D’s M.2 slot and network ports

Hands-on GIGABYTE Server MB51-PS0 motherboard featuring 4 core Intel Xeon D-2123IT: unboxing in 4K


VMware vSAN (essentially drive pooling):

Close 4K look at a 4-Node-in-2U All Flash (Optane/NVMe) vSAN ReadyNode™ – The Supermicro SuperServer SYS-2029BT-HNR!



First look at the Ring Stick Up Cam

First look at the Ring Alarm Home Security System

Insteon Hub first impressions, easier home automation, configured right from your smartphone (2012 article, my hub just failed in 2019, replacement from eBay on the way)


Travel Tech:

All sorts of gear, including that extended range Gl.iNet travel router I showed/mentioned:

Travel Tech for my 10 days of driving around Germany, Poland, and Czech Republic for Veeam Vanguard Summit in Prague

For more secure remote access to your home lab:

Ian Sanderson’s walkthrough details configuration of roll-your-own MFA using free Cisco Duo Authentication for Windows Logon and RDP


Receiving shipments more securely at home

Step 2 583199 Express Parcel Delivery Box (in Black, Mocha, or White)


Home Depot







Tesla Model 3 (compact) aspires to be a $35,000 electric car, the same as the average car cost today in America, here’s my first story:

Tesla Model 3 replacing my 13 year old Honda Civic Hybrid, let’s see how that goes. So far, so good!

Tesla Model 3 known-good accessories



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