Tips and Resource for New DnD 5e DMs

Welcome to the show!Being a DM is one of the more rewarding things you can do in the gaming space. It is the only opportunity I've ever had to truly create anything I want. After some time DMing you will struggle to enjoy videogames the same way, longing for…

Tips for Foreign Exchange Parents

I'm coming up on the halfway mark for this year of sponsoring a student from Norway. For those who stumble across this wondering "was the experience worth it" let me reassure you right away. It's an amazing experience that I wouldn't trade for the world. I was nervous with us…

IKEA Kadrilj Review

IKEA Smart Home: Everything you love and hate about IKEA at onceLiving in Denmark usually means I get everything late compared to the US. Movies come out a bit later, technology often isn’t available, etc. So I delighted to learn (likely due to the extreme proximity between Denmark and…

This Bloomberg Story Makes No Sense

Someone Is Making Something UpOne of the biggest stories right now in the tech world is the bombshell dropped by Bloomberg that the biggest names in tech have been hacked. Not through a software exploit or through some gap in a firewall, but by the Chinese government infiltrating their server…

What is DNS?

DNS. The source of and solution to every problem.I've worked in IT for my entire life in one capacity or another. Starting out as an "intern" for a local computer repair shop in my hometown, I developed strong opinions about many technologies. None of them have been as fundamental…

MegaCLI Cheat Sheet

Everyone who has worked with specific vendors servers for awhile has likely encountered megacli. This is the comman line tool to manage your RAID controller and disks. Since often I'll only end up doing this every six months or so, I usually forget the syntax and decided to write it…