Synology Releases DSM 6.0: New Backup Methodology

March 24, 2016 6 comments

CC000571Today Synology launched their new DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, one of the biggest overhauls of the OS to date. Among the major feature updates is a profound bolstering of their snapshotting, backup, and archiving functionalities.

I’ve written extensively about Synology’s Backup functionality for DSM 5.2 (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), but have held off on pulling the trigger on a Cloud-based “part 4” for a variety of reasons (which are better left for a different post). With DSM 6.0 there are more than just a few “under-the-hood” changes, and some of the language in the announcement made me raise an eyebrow. Read more…

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Review: Synology DS216+ First Look

March 24, 2016 1 comment

Screen shot 2016-02-11 at 5.56.35 PMA few weeks ago Synology sent me a DS216+ to review. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a lot of time to give it the thorough examination as I had wished, but I did manage to do a couple of quick tests in a temporary (that is, don’t try this at home or for a long-term solution) configuration.

Overall I found the installation process to be even more simplified than before, and the performance to be quite impressive.

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Willys Jeep: Operation Porkchop

March 22, 2016 1 comment
The Hoarde

75% of The Horde

You ever see those makeover shows where a team of highly capable people come and work on a project that turn out to be real before-and-after showstoppers? Shows like Overhaulin’, and such. This past weekend, I had my own version of the “A-Team” show up and put Porkchop into working order. And it was jaw-dropping – not to mention humbling – to be a part of it.

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Willys Jeep: Engine Bay Paint (Pictorial)

Quick and dirty pictorial of the painting of Porkchop’s Engine Bay. With the issues surrounding the electrical, I figured I’d take the opportunity to repaint while the wires and several other pieces were out of the way.

 

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FCoE Quickie: Using Standard Ethernet Switches

February 14, 2016 Leave a comment

I happened to come across a tweet on Twitter that asked the question:

“Can FCoE ‘just work’ on regular Ethernet switches?”

The answer to the question, while leading the asker to the right answer (no, you can’t use any old Ethernet switch) was nevertheless inaccurate.  Read more…

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Willys Jeep: Porkchop on Fire?

February 11, 2016 3 comments

Wait, is that smoke? It looks like smoke. Good grief, is Porkchop on fire!?

At garage 013

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Comparison Review: Blood Glucose iOS apps

January 25, 2016 2 comments

[Note: If you are not a diabetic, or do not know a diabetic, this comparison chart will be of little interest to you]

MySugr

Glucose Buddy

Version Tested

3.9.0

3.7.0

Grade

B+

D+

Cost

Free/Pro up to $139.99

Free/Pro up to $13.99

Data Entry

A

D+

Charts & Graphs

B

F

Export

F/B-

D

Import

F/D-

F

Backup/Cloud

C

A

Email Data

F/B-

D+

Desktop Integration

N/A

N/A

Web Integration

B

A

Printing

N/A

N/A

Reminders

A

F

Insulin Correction Calculation

N/A*

N/A

Nutrition Calculator

N/A

F

A1C Estimator

**

N/A

Community

A

B

Annotation

A

C

 

 

 

* Not available in this version

** Need to be validated

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