The NAS to beat all NAS

NAS = network area storage. There are a variety of NAS brands out there. You can fiddle with Raid 1,2,x You can store stuff in other peoples cloud. Or you get something like the Synology NAS. Is it perfect? No. I have 2 units that I use. I’ve installed about half a dozen others. The Read More

Wink Gets the Nudge

So, you might remember my past tome on OpenHab. I dropped OpenHab due to its overly complex operations for Wink and its simpler operation. Remember, in general, complex = powerful, easy = plain-jane I’ve used the Wink now for a year. It is a solid device. My big hangup with it is: Doesn’t recognize Aeotec Read More

Why I don’t Like UTR

The Universal Tennis Ranking (UTR) is a hot topic right now. Really it has been around for a bit. It seems during the French Open each year the UTR folks appear on Tennis Channel to push their system. I play tennis and I have a child who plays competitive tennis. For me does UTR mean Read More

OpenVPN on a Mac

We recently changed our VPN all around and are using openVPN. It works great and no issues…except with our 1 Macintosh. The Mac had the openVPN client on it and when connected to the VPN, the local DNS was still given priority. Yes, the user could get to internal devices via IP addr, but not Read More

Amazon Fire Cube vs Roku

You might remember by my earlier post called Amazon Fire Stick vs. Roku. I’ve been running an Amazon Fire cube now for about 6 months. It is fine. I noticed pixelation often, especially during sports. I’m also not a fan of the Cube having Alexa listening, even though I have Alexa disabled. I am still Read More