HP N40L Home Server: The Build

When I originally bought the HP N40L, I had thought the software would be a quick drag and drop type thing, and the actual build would take more time. Unfortunately, configuring a server takes a lot more time that I had originally assumed, so I’m going to outline ‘The Build’ in this post, and save […]

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HP N40L Home Server

For the past 2 months I’ve been debating getting a small server that I could use for wireless Time Machine backups and to store media – in essence, a customizable NAS drive. Today I was checking for the parts that I would need to get, and came across a great deal on the HP Proliant […]

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Late 2011 MBP

As I briefly mentioned in my last post, I recently got a new MacBook Pro as an early graduation present to replace my old MBP. Even though it was a brand new computer, I only upgraded a few components when I purchased it – opting to upgrade the remaining items by myself after. This was […]

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Genius Bar Visit + Failed SSD = >:-(

The other day I posted about how I recently installed the Developers release of Lion to an external drive, and then realized that my iSight camera was no longer working. I visited my local Genius Bar yesterday to have them take a look at the issue and see if there was a quick and easy […]

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NVidia Fail = Apple FTW?!

As the semester was coming to an end, my Macbook Pro fell victim to the Nvidia failure that is common among this generation. I immediately took it to an Apple Certified Repair Center in Binghamton, and was pretty bummed when it wouldn’t fail the test properly to be covered under Apple’s Extended Warranty program. I […]

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On to the next…

I’m officially done with the first semester of senior year. It feels good to finally be done haha. Expect more posts over winter break now that I’ll have more free time. In the near future, I’ll be writing about the outcome of my MBP – last night it fell victim to the infamous Nvidia failure […]

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Plugbox LAMP Server

I finally had some time to hack my Pogoplug and turn it into a “Plugbox”. I’m currently not sure if its accessible outside of my local network, but I have it set up with a dynamic DNS [marcbudofsky.dyndns-web.com] for the time being. Following Lifehacker’s guide was pretty straight forward, except they don’t explain how to […]

Macbook Pro Upgrades

As I’ve mentioned before, I had a whole list of upgrades to make to my MBP, but was waiting for my optibay knockoff to arrive from China. Last week, the package arrived and I finally had all of the parts to complete my upgrades. With two ifixit.com guides opened – one for the optical drive […]

Just a Pogoplug

With classes getting into the full swing lately, I havent had much time to play with the pogoplug and get the LAMP server installed onto it. However, I was doing some research the other day, and found out that by connecting my 1 TB backup drive to the pogoplug, I can schedule remote backups to […]

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Pogoplug LAMP Server

The other day I came across a Lifehacker article on how to transform a Pogoplug into a LAMP Server. With the various web design projects I’ve been working on lately, this seemed like a great way to do some local hosting without tying myself to one machine. A Pogoplug has an MSRP of $100, with […]