It was a matter of time before I put my recently built Ryzen 7 1700 ...
I have been a longtime fan of Open Mesh access points, specifically the MR1750. I ...
It has been years since I have built an AMD system. The release of the ...
I know doing a network make over is not a very interesting topic but it ...
It was a matter of time before I put my recently built Ryzen 7 1700 to some useful work. When I built the system, it started off as a test platform, however, I ended up liking it so much I wanted to put it to better use. The chip is simply amazing at transcoding and […]
I have been a longtime fan of Open Mesh access points, specifically the MR1750. I presently have 3 of them and they have served me well over the past couple of years. Prior to the Open Mesh I had used the Ubiquiti access points and had nothing but connectivity trouble and poor performance. Since the […]
***Please see the update at the end of the article*** I have been a fan of Reolink IP cameras for years and recently experienced something that was a bit disturbing to me and wanted to draw attention to it. I often do my own hardware reviews for my blog and while testing the new Argus […]
It has been years since I have built an AMD system. The release of the Ryzen series has breathed some life into the CPU world and increased the level of competition. I viewed so much information on this new chip that it inspired me to want to build my own system. Not only to see […]
Headphone Amplifier I periodically struggle with the inconsistent output when I use different headphones on my PC. Variations in impedance and design make it a pain to switch headphones when I am working on my computer. Recently I ran across some YouTube videos where people were using headphone amplifiers or mixers to get better output […]
Every once in while you run into a product that solves a problem you did not know you had. For me, the Elgato Stream Deck is one of these products. This item is different, useful, and increases your productivity depending on your individual workflow. The Stream Deck is in a category all by itself and […]
After my first experience testing the Silverstone TS231U-C, I still wanted an external device that would help me exploit the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, and provide me with fast external storage. I searched around and ran across the the Oyen Digital 2.5 inch external enclosure that also claimed to support gen 2 for the […]
The potential of USB 3.1 Gen 2 is awesome. The thought of getting that much bandwidth from an external device was fascinating to me so I started my quest to find some peripherals that would try to take advantage of it. What surprised me in search was the lack of available devices. There are many […]
This is a far departure from what I usually do or write about, but since the outcome was so good I wanted to share it. Acoustic panels are certainly taking me into new territory and it has been a learning experience in sound, acoustics, and construction. My original motivation was to improve the sound quality […]
I know doing a network make over is not a very interesting topic but it can be an important one. At some point, keeping our network organized becomes a necessity. Either because of troubleshooting, esthetics, or because we need to expand. In almost every case, it sounds easy but when you get started you find […]
For various reasons, it has been awhile since I have built a high end gaming system. My last build was Core I7-4770 which is no slouch, but by today’s standards lagged a bit behind in key areas, most notably support for NVMe and higher speed storage. I set out to buy the best hardware I […]
Given all the breaches, hacks, and DDoS attacks that have occurred lately, it reminded me of how vulnerable we truly are. Not only in the businesses we deal with but right here in our own homes. Add to this the onslaught of devices that we are connecting to our homes from companies who could care […]
After reviewing the navigation and finding my way around the new interface, I was ready to explore some of the new features. It makes sense to start with firewall rules as that is one of main reasons for using something like Sophos in the first place. There have been tons of changes in Sophos XG […]
I have been a fan of Sophos XG since its release. I have written several posts on my blog that covers setup and configuration of the original version (V15). Though there was a learning curve with using the software, it was a powerful and feature rich solution that made a great foundation for securing my […]
One thing you can count on in the tech world is the need for constant change. Just when you think everything is running great, something changes that causes an avalanche. I have been running my VM server for a few years and it has been at the core of many things I do. When I […]