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I just discovered one of the cooler services offered by freenas. It allows you to upload torrents right to your NAS box and let the server download the files. This way all my computers can be turned off and the old pc box in my basement is doing the heavy […]

Bittorrent in FreeNAS


I finally finished wall-mounting my 40″ Samsung LCD TV in our bedroom. I also hid the wires behind the wall – luckily the room behind the wall was the walk-in closet. A couple holes later, I was able to fish the wires down. I even added a new electrical outlet […]

Wall-Mounted TV


I was in the market to buy a new bigger external hard drive and saw that a lot of them being sold were NAS drives (network attached storage).  They are basically external hard drives connected to the network and available to ALL computers within the network. They seemed pretty cool […]

File Server using FreeNAS



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Finally, we’re finished the kitchen backsplash!  Although it took a total of 3 days (mainly drying time for the mastic and grout) and my feet were paining afterwards, it looks pretty good. We ended up using a 12″x12″ brick pattern mosaic, built using 2″x4″ ivory tumbled travertine tiles from Home […]

Kitchen Backsplash 2.0


In an effort to practice laying the tiles for our kitchen’s backsplash I made use of some inexpensive 3″ x 6″ (34 with 8 per box) along with some 12″ x 12″ (3) mosaic design tumbled chiaro travertine pieces from Home Depot in the laundry room (total cost of tiles about […]

Laundry Backsplash


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Apple TV



It’s now the end of spring and looks like summer is around the corner!  Today it’s going up to 31 degrees!  Craziness! BUT – I’ve over-fertilized a few areas in my backyard.  As a result, there seems to be very dry and brown patches.  I think these are areas on […]

Lawn Work – Late Spring 2010