Montevideo Uruguay

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Montevideo Uruguay for work. To be honest before working at my current employer I had never really heard of the country other than knowing it was in Latin America. After my most recent trip in February to Montevideo I must say if you have never been you should make a point to visit - Read more

Mac OS Yosemite and ZFS raid not mounting

I recently updated my mac pro from Mavericks to Yosemite.  Afterwords my ZFS raid 5 stopped working (was not seen by the system). Please read this entire guide and the warnings before trying to fix your issue! Also please backup your data before trying to fix your zfs raid. To fix this I did the following: Next i upgraded my zpool Read more

Meet Parker

Just a quick post - but meet Parker, a new member of my family! He is a great little kitten who is playful and really enjoys hanging out with me. When I got this kitten he was .7 lbs, now he's almost 3 lbs he's growing fast! Hes a handful but a blast to have Read more

Installing WebKeePass

I wanted to install WebKeePass, an easy to use password manager which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way via a web interface. Its also totally free and very robust which were major bonus in my oppinion. There are many quides out there but I did not find a single complete, end-to-end, guide that walks you though the Read more

Networking

Mac OS Yosemite and ZFS raid not mounting

I recently updated my mac pro from Mavericks to Yosemite.  Afterwords my ZFS raid 5 stopped working (was not seen by the system). Please read this entire guide and the warnings before trying to fix your issue! Also please backup your data before trying to fix your zfs raid.

To fix this I did the following:

Downloaded ZFS 1.2.7 from HERE
Reboot your mac

Next i upgraded my zpool from Terminal

zpool upgrade data (NOTE: data is the name of my zpool change this to your zpool’s name.)

After all this i noticed the mount point for my zpool was not set so i set the mount point.

zfs set mountpoint=/Volumes/data data

To verify the above command worked i displayed the mount points

zfs get mountpoint data

After this i saw that it was not mounted so to mount the pool you do

zfs mount data

After this I was able to use my raid 5 drive.

***Please note*** the content of this article has only been tested on one system – if you chose to try it do so at your own risk and backup any data before starting! This is meant as a high leave guide that may not work on your system and may not contain all the steps!

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Home Networking Overhaul

For months now i have been fighting the rats nest in the top of the closet in my office were i keep all my network gear. There were old cables wire tied to more old cables 12-18 inches thick and power cables were always falling down. It was a nightmare whenever i needed to move a cable or add a new device.

Today I pulled every wire and cable out of the closed. I started by wall mounting my network switch, and power strips. I cable tied the wires come into my patch panel so they were not dangling loose and the same for the wires going to my NVR (network video recorder – for my security camera system).

Next I went around the house and tested each network jack in various room and labeled them on both the jacks and the patch panel. One positive of that end ever i found one jack misfired which I am sure was causing collisions and other network issues.

After all of that was done and several trips to Fry’s I was able to neatly route all my cables, label them…

I should have taken a before picture but never the less here is the results!

 

 

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