A Slow News Week
Not a very newsworthy week I'm afraid, I have mostly been doing Trend AV, CrashPlan ProE, Veeam and a little VMWare........ Although I have been busy all week, it seems busy achieving nothing really - not really alot to show for it! I do hope next week will much more productive. Anyways here's to a good weekend.
Goodbye WHS 2011 it’s Been a Blast.
I've made the move to Windows 8 for my home server, leaving Windows Home Server 2011 behind. Don't get me wrong WHS 2011 was good, but it was time to move on and adopt something new. I didn't want a fully fledged server as I don't need all the bells and whistles that come with Windows 2008 R2, or Server 2012, so chose Windows 8. My home server runs on this as well as 2 x 1TB drives in RAID 1, for that extra redundancy. Setting up was simple, I booted from a USB stick using Microsoft's boot method here. I used the same RAID card drivers for Windows 8 as I did for WHS2011 - apart from that I had no issues at all. All hardware was recognised, it was just then a matter of setting up users and adding my files shares. (more…)
Goolge HEAR My Frustration
Have been waiting patiently for the release of the Google Nexus 4 phone, so my email turned up this morning to say it was available. With immediate effect I shot over the google's website to purchase one (16gb version) In anticipation I click the shop now, only to see the COMING SOON... This can mean one thing - THEY HAVE ALREADY SOLD OUT - ahhhhhhh
Windows 2011 Home Server
Well I finally have my windows home server in a nice place, and running nicely. The specs so far:-
- Asus AT4NM10T-I (4gb Ram)
- 2 x 1TB Seagate Drives (mirrored)
- 1 x Silicon SLi3131 Raid Card
- 1 x Pico PSU 12V 120W PicoPSU-120 with 80W Power Supply
- 1 x CiT MTX-001B Piano Black Shiny Mini ITX Case 300W PSU
If you haven't already notice - we have changed! After many years of doing a computer review site I had to admit defeat. Keeping the site up-to-date with reviews & news etc had almost become a full-time job, which meant other parts of my life suffered. Being married means I have to give my wife some 'quality' time so I had to knock the site on the head. So instead I have opted to go to for a simple blogging site that I can update at my leisure and still keep my hand in....!
Real Portal Gun
Spotted this post this morning whilst browsing - this is what happens when you have a real Portal gun It’s Not Quite All Fun and Games With a Real Working Portal Gun Brilliant!
Photos Whilst Walking the Dog
My LinkedIn Profile
I've added a link to my LinkedIn profile in my sidebar to the left, so if you get a few minutes check it out - you never know.....