A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I would be dumping Windows and making the move to Linux as my primary operating system. I’ve now done it and as I’m writing this my PC is now running Gentoo Linux with ZFS as the operating system for my boot drive and mounted data. This isn’t a standard configuration for Linux so I thought I’d share some of the basics on how I got it up and working. … More Installing Gentoo Linux on ZFS with NVME Drive (Part 1)
X11 is filled with issue and is coming up on 30 years old yet it still runs almost every Linux desktop out there. What are the problems with it and how is Wayland going to try and solve them? … More X11 Sucks… So What’s Up With Wayland?
I wrote my first code at the age of 7 and have done so almost every day for the the following 26 years. I love engineering beautiful solutions with code. Despite this I’ve come to the conclusion that being a software developer sucks. … More Being a Software Developer Sucks!
Some Background Over the years I have used a great many operating systems. When considering a desktop operating system my needs have almost always been driven by which platform I was currently developing for. Not only are developer toolsets better on the platforms they are intended for but it helps to be fully familiar with … More Switching From Windows 10 – But To What?
It’s been a while since I posted an updated on my blog. Since the new year life has been a little hectic. I think I managed to forget how much work was actually involved in exam season at universities and the workload this semester along with family-life and trying to finish a software project … More BitFenix Prodigy M, Virtual Routers and More…
Just a quick post today. Last week I wrote in detail about the NAS that I setup at the start of the year. It’s been a really fun project – in particular getting FreeNAS running smoothe and stable in a virtual machine using hardware pass-through. As promised last week I’ve created some detailed videos that … More VMware ESXi 6.5 Setup for Virtualized FreeNAS 9 Installation
I like to build a NAS every so often and this year is no different. It comes with a twist though – not only does the NAS have to be almost silently and beautiful enough to fit on my desk, I also plan to virtualise it in ESXi. … More Virtualised 2017 Home NAS Build – FreeNAS 9 and ESXi 6.5