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Storage in Windows Server

Recently, I had to rebuild my main storage array, and in doing so, I tested a few things out. Here’s what happened: Pretext: I have never claimed to be the smartest person ever, but I made some really bone-headed decisions for a storage array. First off, I have been using FreeNAS since version 7.0. Its […]


When I first heard that I was going to be writing code for the entire Summer, I wasn’t concerned, until I found out it was FORTRAN. What comes to mind when you think of FORTRAN? When I thought of it originally, it meant punch cards and the two button keyboard. It had gone to the […]

Engineering with Ubuntu

As an Mechanical Engineering student, I use computers constantly, so having one that works consistently is of paramount importance. I loved Windows 7. It just worked, all the time. But then Windows 8 decided it favored aesthetic to performance. Finally, Windows 10 stumbled in saying “Hold my beer” and blacked out onto a table, forgetting […]

Rural Internet

Living in a rural area may be great for some, but for myself, not having internet is a big problem. I lived in rural Northern Indiana for 18 years straight. From the day I found an old Optiplex 180, I have been enamored with the concept of the internet. However, given that I only had […]

A “Bulletproof” Computer

This is written for anyone who has to help an older relative with newer technology. The two don’t mix, but someone has to do it. Ever since my Grandparents figured out that they can send letters quickly to the rest of the family using the internet, they have had computers. Somehow, the duty of keeping […]