Category Archives: Engineering

How great companies lose control of their reputation.

This is a bit of a vent, a hopefully cathartic post to seal a week of somewhat farcical interaction with a company I really like. I’m hoping that in addition to releasing the utter frustration I’m currently feeling, it will … Continue reading

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Building a new Home File Server (Part 2 – Software)

As mentioned in Part 1, my exisiting server is using Mandriva as the base OS for all the other services I run. The reasons for this are largely historical – it was the first Linux OS I really used as … Continue reading

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Building a new Home File Server (Part 1 – Hardware)

Ever since discovering the joys of networked streaming audio delivery around the house I’ve had a need for a centralised location to store our music (currently around 560GB of lossless FLAC files). As is often the case with these things, … Continue reading

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