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How to expand a LUN with SteelFusion

 Why would you want to do this? No matter how well you plan, resources are almost never in abundance. There could be a few reasons why you want to expand a LUN. Perhaps you want to add more vmdks to … Continue reading

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Microsoft PowerShell takes forever to open!

If you’re in a situation where it appears to take forever to open a PowerShell prompt, Internet access might be the problem. The easiest resolution at this point appears to allow Internet access to the machine. If that is not … Continue reading

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How to install ESXi on an Intel NUC (video)

Running a home lab with ESXi doesn’t require a big heavy server that consumes a lot of power. I wanted to build a lab machine that could be portable so I could take it along with me if I’m traveling. … Continue reading

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How to build an Intel NUC in less than 10 minutes. (video)

I recently made a video building the Intel NUC. It was extremely easy to do and amazingly, it runs ESXi pretty well. Fully loaded, I gave it 16gb RAM, an SSD mSATA drive, and a hybrid laptop SATA drive. Here’s … Continue reading

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Why are my VM’s custom attributes not backed up? Work around with PowerCLI

This posting is for those that might want to backup a VM on one vCenter and restore it in another vCenter, but seeing that the custom attributes are not copied over. For now, this is a workaround. Moving forward, VMware … Continue reading

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How to backup your iPhoto pictures and videos to a NAS w/ rsync

This is how I backup my iPhoto stuff. I know that Apple has tools to do this, but I don’t use TimeMachine and keep most of my backups on my NAS. I also keep my iPhoto Library on an external drive … Continue reading

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Wait … before you move to Tomato from DD-WRT!

If you’re reading this, it’s probably too late. You’re probably already running into this issue: and it’s probably driving you nuts! If you haven’t done the move yet, good. Telnet into the router and run: nvram get http_username and nvram … Continue reading

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Why I choose TomatoUSB over DD-WRT

I recently bought a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 for my home router. I figured it would be a good time to get a new router, so I was debating between this on and the ASUS (RT-AC68U). I chose the Nighthawk purely based … Continue reading

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NFS is better than CIFS (at least for streaming video) or How and why to use NFS instead of CIFS on Mac OS X

For the longest time, I thought that my wifi connection was just too slow. Trying to play a movie with VLC player was just painful! I was trying to play movies and it would buffer for a long time and … Continue reading

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Does the nightlight bother you on the Prince Lionheart diaper wipe warmer?

First off, we love our Prince Lionheart diaper wipe warmer. A friend of ours convinced us to buy one when he said, “How would you like it if someone put a wet towel to your butt in the middle of … Continue reading

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