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Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Automation updates and Jim is frustrated with it all – HGG546

Gavin Campbell joins us from HomeTech.fm with updates on Home Automation topics from YoLink, Hubitat and Blue Iris. We also spend some time talking about Unraid and Home Assistant and different ways it can be installed locally. Jim does a lot of whining on this episode, so get ready. Thanks for listening. Click for more / Podcast Player>
SysAdmin Appreciation Day 2022

SysAdmin Appreciation Day 2022

This Friday, July 29 is System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as SysAdmin Day! It is a day dedicated to celebrating the oftentimes unsung heroes of our organizations – the SysAdmin. It presents us with a great opportunity to thank them for keeping the servers up and running, the network traffic flowing, the databases backed up, and the plethora of other responsibilities on their plates. To celebrate this year, I reached out to a few industry leaders to ask them their thoughts. Brian Dunagan, Vice President of Engineering, Retrospect, a StorCentric Company: “System Administrator Appreciation Day reminds us how important

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5 Benefits to Installing T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

5 Benefits to Installing T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

With the new 5G network here, T-Mobile just announced that it is bringing even more high-speed internet to millions of Americans nationwide. T-Mobile now offers 5G Home Internet in my area at the most affordable price, $50 vs the $120 I was paying for Cox. The best thing about T-Mobile’s $50 price tag is that it includes all taxes and fees. No surprises! With Cox, there were always additional fees and taxes, making my final cost much higher than the stated price.     Here are the top five benefits as I see it of switching to T-Mobile 5G Home

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Christian Johnson with Budget Server Storage and Network Changes Ahead – HGG520

Christian Johnson from Maplegrove Partners is with us this week and we spend some time talking about the best way to purchase budget server hardware for those home storage fans. We also chat with Christian about the future of broadband home internet and the changes coming with IPV6. An interesting conversation. All that and a… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Network Security and Internet Safety for the Average Guy

I was asked to speak at out church recently on the topic of internet filtering at home and give some advice to parents about what they can do to protect their kids again some of the less than desirable content on the internet.  I have written and spoken about this before on the blog and podcast and will include some links below for anyone who would like to dig a little deeper.  In the mean time, here are some quick and essential tips on managing your home network’s safety and security.   Network Security 1.  Make Sure Your Hardware Is

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The APC 1000VA Power Saving Green Back-UPS XS – with LCD Display

A UPS is a device that you don’t know you need, until you need it.  A UPS or uninterruptible power supply is an in house battery back up that provides emergency power to your computer (or anything else you plug into it) when your utilities fail.  Here in Bellevue where I live, we get sudden drops in power all the time, so for years I have used small UPS units to protect my PCs.  It been a great system and has worked very well. Last Thursday we had storm roll through that caused a short power outage followed by a

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