Category Archives: Computers

Configuring The Home Environment

I’m using the new drive space and systems to basically mirror the work environment. Part of it is in order to have a playground or sandbox where I can try new things and learn how to use the tools we … Continue reading

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Home Network and Internet Access

Over the years I’ve had a few network configurations. In the mid-80’s I ran a BBS and connected to other BBSs through a transfer scheme. My system would be accessed at all hours and I had the biggest collection of … Continue reading

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Setting up pfSense

Over here I configured a firewall to replace the old single system based firewall. One of the guys at work recommended installing pfSense as a VM to replace the firewall. pfSense from the firewall aspect is wrapped around pf, the … Continue reading

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Using a VMWare Virtual Machine As An Internet Gateway

I’ve been using my old cast off computers as internet gateways for a couple of decades now. I’d upgrade my current system, build a new one, and stick the old one in a a new Firewall/Gateway. I seem to learn … Continue reading

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3dMark Video Card Testing

At a suggestion from Kevin, I snagged the 3DMark tool to test my systems video. I ran the program to run tests on the system just to see if it encountered any issues. Nope, everything seems just peachy 🙂 I … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Audio Buzzing, Video Pausing

Back in March, I purchased a new system. My old one was built in 2008 and the Windows 10 upgrade was breaking things. As you can see (go look 🙂 ), a nice video setup. But. I don’t watch a … Continue reading

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Computer Comparison

My old computer, built in 2008 and upgraded a couple of times: Case: Antec 900 ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case Power Supply: Corsair 750W CMPSU-750TX Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R CPU: Intel Core 2 Dual Processor E8500, LGA775 Pkg 3.16 GHz, 6MB … Continue reading

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New Gaming Rig Time Again

My old one is almost 8 years old and is apparently feeling its age. Recent Windows Reliability Tool runs show several unknown hardware errors causing problems with my using the system with some of the apps I use. I popped … Continue reading

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Red Hat 6 Satellite Training

Just notes from the training I’m attending this week. First off the Installation and User’s guides will help you if you’ve done it before. There are extra bits that I’m getting in the class that’s really helping me visualize how … Continue reading

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Using firewalld for Routing and Firewall

One of the teams at work replaced a group of old, end of life Dell hardware and contacted me (among others) to see if I wanted it. Sure! System: Dell R710 (Rack Mounted server). Was used as the DMZ Virtualization … Continue reading

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