Excerpt from my Book: Configuring storage in FreeNAS

Linux.com has published an excerpt from my book. The excerpt is called “Configuring storage in FreeNAS”… Here is an excerpt from the excerpt!!! The essence of the FreeNAS server is to provide storage that is easily accessible from the network. To this end, it is important to understand how FreeNAS handles hard disks and how […]

Thinking Aloud and Thinking Allowed; New Blog Started.

Ron Bailey has started a new blog called “Second Thoughts” which is really a place for him to dump his current thoughts and meditations… As he puts it “Was it Pooh Bear who said ‘sometime I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits…’? I think for me the priority would need to be reversed…’sometimes […]

OK, so I joined LinkedIn

I don’t normally go for these things, but I thought I would give this one a try… I joined LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/garysims

FreeNAS promotional video

I’ve made a FreeNAS and Learning FreeNAS (my book) promotional video using Animoto.

My review of PC-BSD 7 published on Linux.com

I have written another article for Linux.com, this time about PC-BSD. Until recently FreeBSD lacked an easy-to-use desktop version. In 2005 the PC-BSD project was started to provide just that. This month PC-BSD version 7 was released. I downloaded and installed it to see how it squares up to user-friendly Linux distributions like Ubuntu. I […]

Orthopedic mattresses in the Brasov region of Romania

Some friends of mine here in Romania have launched a business and here is a shameless plug for their site. Saltele Ortopedice – Materflex The site is in Romanian, so don’t go there if you aren’t a Romanian speaker! Saltele is the Romanian word for matteress and this shop is the main website for a […]

Google’s 2001 index

Google have dusted off dusted off a vintage search index from 2001 and taken it for a spin. The net was very different in ’01… “iPod” did not refer to a music player, “youtube” was nonsense, and if you were looking for “Michael Phelps,” chances are you meant the scientist, not the swimmer. “Wikipedia” was […]