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  1. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    The easiest way to handle the internal-external name for a single host is to use a CNAME, so you can have your normal A record for handruin.org and an alias for minio.handruin.org that points to minio.handruin.noip.com or whatever. There are some DNS providers that have scripting APIs for...
  2. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    Why can't you create a proper internal domain? I set up what I'm calling my backup box over the weekend, but I didn't have another Infiniband HBA, so I'm filling the storage over GbE and it's going to take forever. I also don't have a chassis for it yet, so there's just stacks of drives and a...
  3. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    SMR drives are perfectly fine for ungodly amounts of data that doesn't change very much. They take forever to read and write to, but that can be ameliorated in most respects with a SSD cache drive. The Seagate SMR drives do behave well in disk arrays, so I have dozens of them. Once they hit...
  4. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    I bought three of them. They do indeed come up as whitebox drives on Seagate's warranty portal. Which in my case means that I'll wind up using all three of them in the storage system I need at work and I'll buy a different one for myself. I was surprised how fast these drives are. My...
  5. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    zfs isn't that bad for drive upgrades. It's slow, sure, but it works well as long as your hardware is in good working order. I should probably put together a modest proof of concept system before I get carried away and do anything else.
  6. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    That's an interesting project. Would part of your plan include replicating your data offsite? Or are you just looking at it for bitrot / data loss prevention?
  7. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    That i5 does have crappy Intel graphics; I have a little 10" HDMI screen I normally use for RPi that would take care of my needs in that department. I tend to look at ECC RAM as more of a headache for a home system. RAM compatibility can be a huge hassle until the RAM is so obsolete that no one...
  8. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I've never had any luck with full time permanent corporate jobs. That's one of the reasons I've stayed in the role that I have.
  9. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    I think I might be tempted to use a 35W i5, like a 8600T, along with a Gigabyte C246-WU4. That gives me 10 SATA ports and a pair of nVMe slots if I want them. Throw in a couple 32GB DDR4 modules, an Infinband or 10GbE HBA and a SAS controller. I think we're around the same price. Yours has the...
  10. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I've been able to shift everything I do to 100% remote over the last five years. In theory the people I work with shouldn't have a problem with a move, but my skill set still marks me as a generalist, which doesn't look that appealing for corporate work, especially as someone who doesn't have...
  11. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    I've actually been somewhat annoyed that the trend in desktop boards has led to fewer SATA ports. We can always spec out something with an LSI controller, but we used to be able to repurpose just about anything with a mid-range desktop board for a credible storage server. A lot of new mid-tower...
  12. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    If I can get them at a competitive price, I still want HGST drives. One of the reasons I was willing to buy Ironwolf drives is that Seagate includes data recovery as part of the warranty service. The Exos drives don't have that, but on the other hand they're the drives with double the rated...
  13. Mercutio

    Something Random

    One of the things I keep looking at as I travel is to find a different place to live. It's 11F in Northwest Indiana right now and there are about two feet of snow on the ground. I really do wish I could move somewhere snow isn't. I really had high hopes for both Atlanta and Austin, but both...
  14. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    I bought two of them for work and one for home today. I have a couple 12TB Ironwolf drives but this is the first time I've seen the enterprise drives so cheap. Ironically, I usually buy and de-shell external drives to stick in arrays and this time I'm buying the huge single drive to stick in an...
  15. Mercutio

    I do want to buy a used car

    You say that but I wind up in a lot of $40/day rental cars from my quick trips out of town. Hop in a Nissan Versa or Dodge Neon. Those things sound scary if you're not used to road noise.
  16. Mercutio

    Home NAS

    Not sure if anyone cares but Amazon has 16TB, 7200rpm Seagate Exos Enterprise drives for $325 right now. Those are $500 drives normally.
  17. Mercutio

    How to make VMs suck less

    IIRC Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode + VMConnect is the "correct" way to share a USB device with a Hyper-V host and PCIe passthrough involves some Powershell BS to disable the device on the host so it's available for a guest to manage.
  18. Mercutio

    Admin Permissions Per App

    Create or enable an Administrator account. Make sure it has an assigned password that you know. Open Task Scheduler Create a new Basic Task and go through all the options. Presumably Fortnite has a command line switch or an updater executable. When you get done, open the properties sheet on the...
  19. Mercutio

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    Just added an Akaso Brave 7 to my kit. It's basically a cheaper version of a GoPro, but this one has a 20MP sensor and can do 4k30 for $119. I hadn't really looked at Action Cams but it turns out that they're very handy for getting B-roll and for use in settings where I probably wouldn't trust...
  20. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I'll be at ATL at noon EST but I'm anticipating a hassle. sed, look in to Western Governor's University. It's an online-only school that is formed from a partnership of community colleges in 34 states. You can take as many courses as you want in a single semester and your credits freely...
  21. Mercutio

    Something Random

    My best friend keeps moving to huge cities, which has necessitated an adjustment to my life. When her income was higher, she'd just fly me out to places she was visiting, which cultivated some good travel habits and also proved to me that I can get away with quick trips to hub cities and tourist...
  22. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I understand that air travel isn't a great idea right now, but I've had my recent Covid infection, have a permanent four day work week and I'm two train rides and a 4 block walk from my place to O'Hare. Might as well put those Antibodies to work! I paid $34 for a round trip flight to Atlanta; a...
  23. Mercutio

    Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

    My understanding is that the Samsung 860 Pros were the last 2-bit MLC Pro-line drives in an easily obtained mainstream drive. Those are drives that can still be purchased new and are reasonably affordable, so they're my go-to for the moment. I know we're all excited about NVMe stuff but I've...
  24. Mercutio

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    Handy: I have the $100 Canon adapter as well as a Viltrox cheapie that just kinda-sorta works. I've had zero issues with the Sigma 50mm 1.4, 18 -35 1.8, 24-70 2.8 or 70-200 2.8 on the Canon adapter. The Viltrox sometimes doesn't let me autofocus through the display but it's fine via the EVF, but...
  25. Mercutio

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    The R6 has the same image sensor as the R5 and the 1DX2, with the R5's being tuned for higher resolution and the R6's being tuned for increased accuracy, especially for low light. Both have IBIS and both have Face and Eye Detection for both human and animal subjects. This works so absurdly well...
  26. Mercutio

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    I really thought the R5 was overkill. Yes, you don't HAVE to take 45MP stills and there's basically no chance you're regularly making or editing 8k-anything. Looking at the feature set between the R5 and R6, the only thing I'd really wish for is 4k120 (1080p120 is coming in a firmware update...
  27. Mercutio

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    I'm glad he's OK. I was genuinely worried. I wound up with enough of a photography side hustle this year that it's become self-funding, at least as far as my gear purchases go. I have access to prepress-grade and sublimation equipment and a couple plotters, so I can turn around prints if...
  28. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I am glad those who are here are generally well.
  29. Mercutio

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    LM has a very common real name, almost as common as P5 did. I have some idea of where he lives but not a specific place.
  30. Mercutio

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    I specifically wanted to message LM. I see that he hasn't posted in more than a year. He didn't reply to an email I sent to the last address I have for him, either. I don't have much else to say. I am glad SF is still an ongoing thing.
  31. Mercutio

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    I upgraded to an EOS R6. I primarily shoot with the Sigma Art lenses I already had from the 5d2 I was using before it died. The autofocus is crazy good. I created 45GB of content and missed focus on MAYBE 50 stills out of 1600 that I took. I can shoot in pitch black and still get a usable image...
  32. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I'm not well compensated, LM. As I recall, dd's assistant makes more than I do. I like my job a lot because of the flexibility I have and the number of different hats I get to wear, plus the fact that stable full time/permanent IT gigs are not a thing that seems to exist, at least around...
  33. Mercutio

    Something Random

    Kids are a deal breaker, even grown ones. I don't have the life experiences at this point to deal with having to interact with someone who needs the approval of third (kid) or fourth (exes) parties to manage their romantic affairs. Hilariously, universally among other single people I know who...
  34. Mercutio

    Cloud Backup

    Maybe split your job in to a few smaller ones, just to see if you only lose connectivity on specific files or somesuch?
  35. Mercutio

    Something Random

    This is also what I'm saying. I hang around with 19 - 30 year old girls because I like spending time with them and my credentials as a decent person have been established with them. They're completely off the table for dating though because I'm the same approximate age as their parents. I have...
  36. Mercutio

    Something Random

    They don't grow up. Truly. The nearly universal expectation is that relationship follows a casual affair. You have to practice dealing with that or deal with the consequence of not being able to.
  37. Mercutio

    Something Random

    sed, you're at an age where you still have to be around people who are your own age. Do. Not. Fucking. Waste. That. Go do things that involve people who are your own age. College has social opportunities that you will never see again. Maybe, if you're lucky, after college you will move to a...
  38. Mercutio

    Something Random

    I usually take off from work from my birthday in early December until after the new year, but this year I'm getting pretty hosed by that. I'll get 13 work days off plus one that would be a holiday anyway, but I'm actually going to wind up with an extra week of time off I can't use. Something...
  39. Mercutio

    Politics

    That's the central premise of a lot of right wing political thought in the USA.
  40. Mercutio

    Phone Dying

    A non-destructive starting point is to encrypt and then reset the device. Having a spare phone around isn't a terrible thing.
  41. Mercutio

    Cloud Backup

    The only errors I saw were simple path length issues.
  42. Mercutio

    Politics

    Cost of the single project is not the only measure of its value. Rural electrification and public education are both drains on public coffers that still have immeasurable value.
  43. Mercutio

    Best movie you've seen

    I think Doctor Strange is an edge case where 3D is really cool and does add something to the experience, even if it's not the vertigo-inducing trip it might've been. Am I alone in thinking that 3D glasses kind of wash out color? The 2D screening seemed more colorful.
  44. Mercutio

    Politics

    "I Got Mine and Fuck Everybody Else" might as well be the title of every Heritage Foundation Policy paper. The public good is a concept seldom recognized in their line of thinking, which leads to Louisiana's governor complaining about public research into Earthquakes and Volcanoes a few short...
  45. Mercutio

    Best movie you've seen

    I rate it five out of seven. It's an enjoyable movie but it's flawed. I think there's some pothead philosophy going on and it bugged me.
  46. Mercutio

    Best movie you've seen

    Doctor Strange: If you got the sense from the trailers that there would be amazing 3D... I wasn't sold. I saw it in IMAX 3D and while the visuals were as stunning and frankly trippy as they needed to be, this had the potential to be the closest thing to a theme park motion ride of any movie...
  47. Mercutio

    PC Gaming = World of Suck

    I do think it's kind of cool that you can get a $50 keyboard with enough programmable LEDs and the sequencing software to do a respectable light show. I do remember that cheap keyboards had real problems with Descent, so the idea of needing six-key rollover doesn't seem completely out of the...
  48. Mercutio

    PC Gaming = World of Suck

    I'm coming to the realization that adding "Gamer" to hardware really just means "we put funny color LEDs on something so we can charge you five times as much."
  49. Mercutio

    Something Random

    Well usually the gunfire is just a random shot or two.
  50. Mercutio

    Something Random

    Did anyone else get treated to two solid hours of neighborhood fireworks and/or random celebratory gunfire last night?
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