Asterisk on Synology

Well, I was playing with Synology (which seems decently stable). It is a pretty lousy Plex server mainly I think because the processor is slow and it can’t transcode. On the other hand, it is incredibly fast. Running with 1GB ethernet, I regularly get 100MBps which is pretty amazing. Faster than the local hard disk […]

Mini ITX Gamer PC

As an aside, ITXGamer seems to have some good focused reviews of mini-ITX gaming systems. If I were to do this again I’d probably use the Coolermaster Elite 120 with a traditional ATX (not the smaller SFX) PSU like the fanless Seasonic X460. And if I were going mineral cooled, I’d slam a Kingwin 1000 Watt monster with a […]

Jiro's Sushi $380 in 19 minutes…

The sushi of Jiro’s dreams will run you $20/minute Sukiyabashi Jiro is a 3-star Michelin restaurant in Tokyo that many say serves the best sushi in the world. The chef/owner, 86-year-old Jiro Ono, was the subject of last year’s excellent Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary film. Adam Goldberg of A Life Worth Eating ate at […]

Fanless HTPC makes a good building block for a pump only mineral PC…

Well finding something completely fanless would be a great thing in a mineral-oil PC. No fans makes things much simpler. AnandTech – Streacom’s FC10 and Nano150: Building a Fanless Ivy Bridge HTPC HTPC enthusiasts often place a lot of emphasis on silent systems for obvious reasons. We have looked at systems with passive thermal solutions […]

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