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Proxmox Cluster Hardware: Lenovo & Raspberry Pi

Here’s a short breakdown of the hardware that’s currently running my home lab, most of it was picked based on cost and availability. In later posts, I’ll go into how it was set up and what it’s run...

Fixing a Ceph Disk in Proxmox: A Recovery Guide

Not long after writing the last blog the M.2(in a SATA conversion case) in my Lenovo M700 Tiny failed. After doing some detective work I resolved to work on getting the CEPH cluster back up and hea...

Building a Proxmox Cluster with Lenovo PCs

Seeing articles, and hearing podcasts, recently talking about alternatives to Raspberry Pi’s alternatives I thought it would be good to give a rundown on my setup and experience over the last year ...

Vet Insights on U.S. Government Shutdowns

Just before I joined the US Navy, back in the late 90s, there was a government shutdown during the Clinton era that saw many service members(along with other federal employees) without a paycheck w...

Returning to School Post-Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break has come and gone here in the states, and with the return to school come the tickets, antsy kids, and tired parents, all ready to get back into a routine. During breaks like this...

Is Twitter Dying? A Tech Perspective

The question of whether Twiter is going to fail might depend, in part, on your point of view. For those who use Twitter to communicate and feel connected to groups, it may be time to switch to some...

Back At IT: Updates on Tech Ed and Internet Outage

I thought I would take time to update you and what’s been going on since it’s been a couple of weeks since the last post. The first news was that I went on a trip with a co-worker to look at Amatro...

Power's Out: Navigating Ship Blackouts in the Navy

Waking up with a start and sweating there’s a sense something is wrong, it takes a second to pick up what it is. The ship is quiet, shit, there’s no power or engine noise. I hop out of my rack, jum...

Beware of Phishing Scams: A PSA

Recently we’ve seen an uptick in phishing attacks, mostly the refund scam type. That being said, when we have these incidents we still need to contain and clean the devices to make sure that there ...

The Importance of K-12 Data Security

Monday I was reviewing emails, tickets, and tech news when I came across an article about LAUSD(Los Angeles Unified School District) and the ongoing ransomware attack. I decided to do some more dig...