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Why use parity?

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First, some background reading. I have been managing hard drive storage for many years now. While my experiences come from years of maintaining data, I am not an IT Professional (though I am an engineer). Start off by reading this article on Storage Spaces War Stories blog, a blog about Microsoft Storage Spaces among other things. The article linked is not specific to Microsoft Storage Spaces, it applies to Network Attached Storage (NAS) in general, including NAS appliances, Unraid servers, etc., or any sort of Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) environment. The idea in question is that of parity or RAID 5 to be… Read More »Why use parity?

Social Media Etiquette

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Today I’m going to discuss a topic which I myself am guilty of not fully living up to myself in recent times: social media etiquette. What is social media etiquette? To put it simply to explain, it’s the “what not to do” on social networking websites. I’m referring to LinkedIn, specifically. Now, I’m not saying you have to be the steadfast unwavering male priest in the roman catholic church. Even priests have their vices (they’re human) and so will you. Don’t take a holier than thou approach to etiquette, that’s part of etiquette as I will explain. Actually, the word etiquette is probably misleading so I will define: It’s not the “what… Read More »Social Media Etiquette