Moving my blog home from Blogspot will hopefully be a way to refresh my excitement about writing, and resume making regular updates.

2016-02-27 (Updated: 2016-02-27 )

I recently needed to install FreeNAS without being able to boot the installer on the target host, so had to resort to PXE and a network install. It was less straightforward than you might expect. This How-To should help anyone in a similar position.


On Internet security and customer data privacy, and the attempts of governments to unravel it all for questionable gains. I look at the case of LavaBit and the FBI attempting to access every customer’s data in order to get at one.


Once upon a time, wealthy patrons were how the arts and sciences got their work done. Jack Conte is taking a stab at reviving the practice, with a modern crowd-funding approach.