After adding a second Mac mini to my homelab, I wanted an enclosure that would keep them secure. The last thing I need is for one of them to fall off a shelf.
I decided to go for the MacRack mini from Sonnet. Here’s a video unboxing and review:
I just posted a video discussing my thoughts on this week’s WWDC announcements including macOS 11, Catalyst, SwiftUI, and Apple Silicon.
Check it out:
It’s been a few years since I’ve posted a video rundown of my homelab. Here’s an update of what I’m using to support my dev projects like Seasonality.
This video took a little longer to post than I intended. Last month we upgraded to a faster internet connection, and in this video I talk about some hurdles I had to overcome along the way. Never thought I’d be using a Mac mini as a router!
I added a Mikrotik CRS328 Layer 3 switch to my home office network recently, and just posted a video showing how I’m using it with my network setup. Check it out:
My thoughts have been with the people of NYC and their struggle with COVID-19. Earlier this year I spent a week there. I put together this video with location suggestions, tips once you’re there, and some of the photos I captured during the trip.
Direct video link: https://youtu.be/3Q0ygcEmQCA
With work finally easing up a bit, I found some time to edit this video I recorded a few months back. In the video, I go through the process of adding a new disk to a Dell PowerEdge server and using it in VMware ESXi. Then I add a second disk and migrate to a RAID 1, and a third disk to migrate to a RAID 5, expanding the disk capacity along the way. All without rebooting the server.
Direct link (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Q5iTjvr0zrg
I finally found some time to review the Synology RS2418+. I purchased it earlier this year and it’s been a great NAS for my office.
After waiting several years, I decided it was finally time to make the leap to 10Gbit. Here’s an overview of my new network setup.
In my latest video, I talk about the crop factor on Canon DSLRs while recording 4K video. It’s a hassle creatively, but there are good reasons they design the cameras this way.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Ym9h3np3w0M
I recorded an unboxing video of the Pegasus2 M4. I came across this desktop RAID for a fraction of the retail cost and couldn’t resist. It’s a really cool tiny RAID.
Video Link: https://youtu.be/mU0n4_qv4Fo
It’s been a couple of months since I’ve had a chance to create a video, but I just posted a review of the 2018 Mac mini:
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0UEB3JUY15U
I photographed a conference a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a video I just posted detailing the gear I used to capture the event.
I took a month off from posting on YouTube. Here’s a quick video on traveling light for the holidays…
This video is coming about a week later than I intended, but check out my mini-review of the Canon 85mm f1.8.
Here’s a rundown of my new 4TB SSD setup using OWC’s Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini:
Spent some time with the drone out along Lake Ontario a few months ago. Finally got around to putting together a video.
I recorded a video talking about how I setup VMware to be more secure by adding an internal virtual switch for the VMs. Check it out…
I talk about Canon’s newly announced EOS R: https://youtu.be/F3fKN6cwXII
New post on YouTube: Ditching FreeNAS.