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Storage Short Take #35

First, a bit of news. This is the first blog being published under the new site redesign. It may take me a while to get used to some of the fancy tools that it has, so bear with me as I try to get myself sorted. I’m a little behind, but a couple of weeks ago was Storage Field Day, …

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Storage Short Take #32

Western Digital’s very, very bad week, Synology releases a major update to its NAS software, NVMe-oF begins to show some moves, and a really fun bonus round (hint: blast from the past!)

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Nothing To Hide: Redux

The specter of secret recordings of university professors once again opens the door to the loss of individual rights and freedoms.

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The Mysterious Hard Drive

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but something happened over the weekend that is prompting me to write a blog that I believe is worth spreading far and wide. You see, over the weekend I found myself the unexpected caretaker of a complete stranger’s digital life. Through a strange set of circumstances, I found myself in possession of his …

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Quora: How Do I Stop Myself From Oversharing?

An interesting question on Quora came up, and I thought I’d try my hand at answering: How do I stop myself from impulsively oversharing deep and personal sad stuff about myself to people who barely know me? Why do I do this? So, putting on my “armchair psychiatrist” hat, I thought I’d write a response. It’s a very straightforward question that …

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Storage Short Take #29

After a bit of a hiatus, we’re back with Storage Short Take #29. Some company updates, some misinformation about NVMe-oF, a whole lot of Synology security updates, and a mysterious visit from the FBI to a friend of mine.