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#2468

1510150126937


#2469

*twitch


#2470

giphy


#2471

Make a table top out of them


#2472

I’m really digging that blonde in black underwear. You have a good taste.


#2473

I can’t even tell where the mount is. Nice work on the concealment.


#2474

Thanks! Actually it’s hidden behind the phone , it’s one of those poles with the arms attached to the joint, relatively cheap on Amazon but very sturdy.
And the 17" is on a small table behind the desk with one of the original stands of the bigger monitors (because it looks better) :grin:


#2475

Well, today I got my second monitor… Cleaned my table, put it in order and then… Then I realized I don’t have a DVI cable to plug it in. So…


#2476

My face hurts help.


#2477

I still haven’t posted mine.




Ethernet over power.

Ultimate Ear speaker.

Router/modem

I don’t know why the pictures are so grainy. Perhaps the light was too weak.


#2478

Your camera has poor low light ISO ?


#2479

Small sensor (phone probably) + not enough light + auto settings -> high ISO

Options:

a) manual settings + tripod
b) bigger sensor
c) faster lens
d) more light


#2480

Damn. Everything is spot on. Are you a detective?


#2481

… … uhm … … … let’s say … no … ?


#2482

No, he’s a photographer.


#2483

In all seriousness I actually wanted to have additional SATA ports in addition to the 8x on the motherboard. I wanted 2x SATA SSDs that I could do a simple mirror in FreeNAS and create a dedicated pool for VMs and jails. I ended up buying a single 512GB SM961 to save on costs. It was more pricey to buy an additional PCI SATA controller w/ 2x 850 EVO 512GB drives than to buy a single NVMe of the same size. I also found out that PCI-E SATA expansion cards are a real risk, FreeNAS isn’t too fond of them and a RAID card is actually discouraged by iXsystems.


#2484

Get a SAS HBA. A 2 port SAS card will yield you another 8 Sata capable connections. Plus they can be had for cheap. $80 to $100. I’ve been using LSI 9211’s in my server for a while now and they don’t skip a beat.


#2485

thanks for the advice! this is the kind of card I’ve been looking for that isn’t going to make me feel nervous installing it into my FreeNAS box. I’ve really wanted to be able to add a few more drives in the future


#2486

Freenas does expect hardware access to drives so when virtualized HD access can corrupt data. My battle station is also my NAS as in I dont have a spare machine and the need to slow down access to network speed.
I run linux so picked BTRFS and have 6 random drives in raid 1. Its fast enough I game off the drives with steam and well streaming video is trivel.


#2487

Well this is unnecessary.

But why not?

1440x2560 on sides. 4k in middle, 1080p on top.