Multi Boot System – RetiredTechie Take

Published on November 30, 2023 at 8:41 pm by LEW


Recently I dual booted my MSI Raider GE76 laptop, and it was an experience. I don’t mean that in a totally negative way, because I always learn so much from those “Experiences”. (more…)

BeeLink Ser6 Max Review

Published on November 7, 2023 at 3:03 pm by LEW


I have just finished my preliminary look at a BeeLink mini computer I recently acquired. The specific model is the Ser6 Max-E-321. And let me say right at the start, there are a few issues with this offering that some might consider deal breakers. (more…)

Tagaytay Network Part 5: Network Needs

Published on November 2, 2023 at 10:31 am by LEW


In this post I will be taking a look at what is and is not working in my current network setup. Some of this will simply be thoughts about reconfiguration. Other items are actual problems that need to be addressed.

Just a reminder that I am not yet on site, so this will be mostly speculative in nature. Once I have a chance to actually inspect and review the network, I will be in a better position to plan the project and move forward. (more…)

Tagaytay Network Part 4: Backups and Archives

Published on October 30, 2023 at 2:28 pm by LEW


Backups is another subject I want to take a few minutes to explore. While not specifically related to the Local Area networks (LAN) I will be working on, it is something that most of us do not give much thought to until it is to late. While I do backups on my computer, I probably don’t do them as often as the experts would recommend. Nor do I exactly follow any of the methodologies that I see being proposed. It is not that I necessarily agree or disagree with the methodologies, but rather that I have some understanding of the law of diminishing returns. (more…)

Jimmy Buffett Memorial Post

Published on October 30, 2023 at 7:35 am by LEW


I recently read that Jimmy Buffett had passed away on September 1st, 2023, leaving an incredible legacy of songs behind. During his career he released 32 studio albums, 11 compilations albums, 14 live albums, one soundtrack album, and 67 singles. (more…)