Chris Allen's personal blog

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January 2024 update

2024-01-20 2 min read blog Chris Allen
Life & Working I am currently motivated to embark on a weight loss journey due to some health concerns I am facing. My wife and I are exploring the possibility of moving soon, with the hope of finding the perfect home. I am currently engaged in a 40-hour IT support position in my local area. While the job can be stressful at times, I find satisfaction in the work, and I am fortunate to have a positive relationship with most of my colleagues. Continue reading

aug 4 2022 update

2022-08-04 1 min read blog Chris Allen
The past couple of weeks has been crazy. My contract work got canceled because they didn’t realize how much it would cost to have it installed. They have done this before also with other projects. They start it and never finish it. I am having issues getting my 1u Proxmox server up and running. I didn’t realize you had to have a raid interface when I bought it. Some of the power cords are not long enough. Continue reading

July 28, 2022 update

2022-07-28 1 min read blog Chris Allen
I started to move my Proxmox server to my 1u case and ran into a couple of problems. One is easily fixed and for the other one I will have to wait for a while. I am going to have to move the stand-offs for the motherboard. I just have to get a different wrench set. I lost the one I need of course. For the other one, I will have to wait until the heat sync company sends me the correct heat sync. Continue reading

Current setup ideas for my Proxmox server

2022-07-16 1 min read Proxmox Chris Allen
My current plan setup from my Proxmox server is as follows: going to have 4 500GB solid-state drives. I am going to set up a windows share on my windows 10 computer that will host the iso and backups. This will allow me to back up my backups on a local computer without having to use space on my Proxmox server and it will be automatically backed up to my Backblaze account. Continue reading

just bought 4 sd 500gb drives for my Proxmox server

2022-07-12 1 min read Proxmox Chris Allen
This is just a quick update. I bought 4 solid-state drives from Amazon each of them has 500GB. They will be going into my Proxmox server. I am going to use ZFS file system where 2 will be stripped and mirrored on them. So I have a little under 1 GB of total space for Proxmox. I can always add more drives to the new Proxmox server I am building. I might make a quick video on me moving my Proxmox server from my old case to the new 1u case. Continue reading

I have been busy for a while

2022-06-15 2 min read blog Chris Allen
I have been very busy with work and life and haven’t had much time for youtube or work on both of my websites. I have released a few videos on my youtube channel. I have been doing computer work as a contractor for the past few months. But I will have some free time for the next two weeks to get things done. I am planning on creating a how-to-use syncthing video soon. Continue reading

Install PFSence on Proxmox -update

2021-12-21 1 min read pfsense Chris Allen
I am going to wait to install pfsense on my Proxmox server. I am going to work on getting and work on some youtube videos I am created. I might wait and install it on another system. I have a couple of computers that I might use of them to install pfsense on. I haven’t decided if I want to install pfsense on bare metal or install Proxmox then pfsense. Continue reading
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