After being out of the IT world for about 5 years, I was amazed that setting up a VPN tunnel between two different vendor’s firewalls is still just as maddeningly frustrating as it was 5 years ago. Why haven’t we standardized VPN terminology yet?
Kay and I have decided that I should re-enter the world of Information Technology, and networking in particular. Why now? Things change. My life has certainly changed in the past few years and in particular in the past year after quadruple bypass open heart surgery. Major life-treating surgery has a way of shuffling priorities and […]
My Drobo FS NAS server was quickly running out of room and making noises. Time to upgrade to a newer NAS. I ordered in two Synology DS1515 5-bay NAS servers and proceeded to migrate 9 terabytes of data from my older non-supported DROBO NAS server to the much nicer and feature-rich Synology NAS server. An added bonus was the ability to set up Google Drive sync from my new server.
I get this question a lot: “Why am I getting this message on my computer? Another device on the network is using your computer’s IP address (192.168.0.14).” Just about any computer nerd can tell you “because you have another computer on your network with the same IP address, dummy.” Well, sure you do, that is […]