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Life Short Reads

A Lack of Craft

Good intentions are no match for poor workmanship.Continue readingA Lack of Craft

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Energy

Pi-Hole Setup

My original Raspberry Pi has languished in my computer toolbox for years, waiting to be assigned a purpose. That purpose was found when it became a Pi-hole.Continue readingPi-Hole Setup

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Energy

HTPC Build 2020

I have been building home theater computer setups for quite some time. In the era of streaming services having an HTPC it is not as useful as it once was, and equivalent devices can be…Continue readingHTPC Build 2020

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Energy

Another HTPC Build

I spent the first couple of evenings this week putting together a new home theater PC for J, our friend, classmate, and neighbor. I wanted to give her enough power to smoothly play 1080p content…Continue readingAnother HTPC Build

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Energy

Home Theater PC: XBMC on Zoe

My new computer setup has an older machine, Zoe, serving media to my TV. Before this, I used TVersity to stream content from my desktop to my XBox, a solution that worked decently well for…Continue readingHome Theater PC: XBMC on Zoe

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Storage Management

Building a new computer has given me another opportunity to reevaluate how I arrange files on my various hard drives. Significant changes to my system this time around include my decision to give up RAID…Continue readingStorage Management

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Life Long Reads

Meet Summer and Zoe

Even though I’ve been building computers since somewhere around Windows 95, Tess was my first torrid affair. In 2005’s┬ánether summer between high school and college, Jason and I researched components, ordered them from Newegg, and…Continue readingMeet Summer and Zoe

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Energy

Router Wrangling

My new apartment has a cable hookup in the living room, but Tess (my desktop computer) is on the other side in the office. I had a similar problem at the old place, and solved…Continue readingRouter Wrangling