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Tour of my Mining Rig

Cryptocurrency is all the rage right now. Bitcoin (the most popular type of cryptocurrency) has made national headlines recently for reaching its highest valuations yet - almost $20K/bitcoin. In this post and v...

Answering your Questions – Pub Talk 04

Welcome to the latest Pub Talk, episode 4! In this Pub Talk I answer your questions and give a general update on things going on around The Geek Pub! Enjoy! Watch Pub Talk Episode 4 Items featured in this v...

The LattePanda Single Board Computer (Intro)

Whether you’re building an arcade or some other contraption, the goto board for most of these projects has been the Raspberry Pi series of single board computers. Since the Raspberry Pi runs an ARM Cortex proce...

Custom Observium Dashboards

If you've seen any of my videos, like the recent Tour of My Home Network then you've probably seen my custom Observium dashboard. I am asked multiple times per day how I was able to produce this custom dashboar...

Tour of My Home Network (and More!)

So I have had a ton of requests over the years to give a tour of my home network. Honestly, I never gave the tour because I just didn't think people would be that interested in what I had. Well I have had enoug...

What does 1U, 2U, 3U Mean? Rack Units Explained

If you've spent any time in data centers or around IT people, you've probably heard talk of something being a "2U server" or a "1U switch". In my most recent video I built a really cool 1U server. I was a littl...

What is ECC RAM?

I recently built a 1U rackmount server for my home theater closet.  A debate shortly ensued over whether or not I should use a Core i7 or a XEON for my build. This started a second but much more civil debate ov...
XEON vs Core i7

XEON vs Core i7

I recently did a video and article on Building a Bad Ass 1U Server.  I chose to build this server with an Intel Core i7-6700K.  The YouTube comments immediately erupted with naysayers commenting on my CPU choic...

How VMotion Works! (VMotion Explained)

You have to admit that VMWare created some really cool technology back in 2003 when they released VMotion.  So before we talk about how VMotion works, let's quickly cover what it actually is! I still routinely ...