I just purchased an iXsystems TrueNAS Mini X to replace my 5 year old Synology RAID box. There were a lot of reasons for this; here are the biggest ones. TrueNAS is based on FreeBSD; Synology is based on Linux. FreeBSD is a more stable OS, and is better designed. TrueNAS supports the ZFS file system; Synology doesn’t. ZFS is

My biggest New Year’s resolution was to leave Facebook, permanently. Like many people, a lot of my social contact was run through Facebook, so why quit it cold turkey? Here are the primary reasons for doing so. First, Facebook is a massive invasion of privacy—mine, and everyone else’s. I’m giving my thoughts, social connections, photos, and more to a multi-billion