On the surface, Buttondown looks promising and a great competitor to Substack, but after spending some time testing the service, a few things about it made me pause.
Photo by Daniel Canibano - Unsplash I’ve been using an Apple Watch since 2015: first, the original series, then Series 4 and now Series 6. Over the years, my use of the Apple Watch has evolved to be closer to smartphone usage: something that goes beyond notifications. This evolution closely reflected the evolution of native... Continue Reading →
As a long-time blogger, my digital assets grew to a point where a solution was needed to manage them effectively using its own solution: Synology Moments. Let’s see how I came to this solution.
In recent weeks, I started working on a new project for my daytime job: building a software-defined data center in a box (or some would call it a home lab). I put a lot of thoughts into it, wrote about it. Now, thanks to Apple and their shiny new Apple Silicon Macs, I'm all mixed... Continue Reading →
In my previous article “The SDDCbox Project — Part #4 — From iMac to Mac Pro“, I presented two strategies for migrating from my current 2017 iMac to a brand new Mac Pro. Now, it is time to dig a bit further into the intricacies of building a software-defined data center. More specifically, let’s talk... Continue Reading →
Photo by "Hello, I'm Nik" on Unsplash In my previous article, “The SDDCbox Project — Part #3 — Choosing a Mac Pro Configuration“, I determined which Mac Pro configuration I should get for my SDDCbox project. Now, the question becomes: how do I move from my current iMac to this new machine? Should I use... Continue Reading →
Mac Pro internal view In my previous article, “The SDDCbox Project — Part #2 — Testing the Waters“, I exposed my testing strategy which involved testing a few virtual machines on my iMac to get a sense of the type of hardware I will need for my SDDCbox project. The more CPU cores, the more... Continue Reading →
In my previous post “The SDDCbox Project — Part #1 — Introduction”, I introduced the idea behind running a data center in a box, now, it is time to go a bit further and dig a bit deeper. In this article, I want to expose the process by which I’ll make sure this project makes... Continue Reading →
A physical data center I work as an IT solution architect. My expertise revolves around data center technologies. I’m cumulating more than 25 years of experience in that field. Recently, I started to think about building a fully virtualized data center, in a box. As an avid Apple user, I’m looking to build it on... Continue Reading →