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I Updated My Blog to Jekyll!
Brian Moses
Brian Moses

I've been using Octopress 2.0 for over a decade. The time it takes to generate my site and declining traffic made it painfully obvious a change was overdue.

DIY NAS: EconoNAS 2023
Brian Moses
Brian Moses

A small form factor, 4-bay DIY NAS featuring a Celeron N5105 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 128GB NVMe SSD, 2.5Gbps networking and TrueNAS SCALE for under $400.

I spent $420 building a 20TB DIY NAS to use as an off-site backup
Brian Moses
Brian Moses

I implement an off-site backup using a Mini PC, a 20TB USB HDD, TrueNAS SCALE, Tailscale, and some space at Pat's house.

My journey to a new 3D Printer: the Bambu Lab X1-Carbon
Brian Moses
Brian Moses

I got tired of waiting for my 5-tool Prusa XL pre-order to be honored, so I started shopping around for my next printer.

DIY NAS: 2023 Edition
Brian Moses
Brian Moses

A suprisingly affordable DIY NAS featuring TrueNAS SCALE, an Intel Celeron N5105 CPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 2x 250GB NVMe SSDs, and room for 7 hard drives (5x 3.5-inch and 2x 2.5 inch).

DIY NAS: EconoNAS 2022 ... sort of?
Brian Moses
Brian Moses

A very similar economical DIY NAS build as last year, featuring TrueNAS SCALE, a Gigabyte B450 Aorus M motherboard, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and an Antec VSK3000 Elite case.

Laser Engraving with the Ortur YRR 2.0 Rotary Roller
Brian Moses
Brian Moses

I experiment with Orturs rotary tool, the YRR 2.0 Rotary Roller and engrave things into cylindrical objects.

Getting More Serious about Lasers: Ortur Aufero Laser 2
Brian Moses
Brian Moses

I set up and use the Ortur Aufero Laser 2 for the very first time and share my thoughts on the experience.

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