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Benjamin Bryan
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Amazon LightSail has entered the VPS market, competing directly with DigitalOcean and Vultr. I for one welcome more competition in the $5 cloud server space. I wanted to see how they perform so I spun up 24 cloud servers, 8 for each provider and ran some benchmarks. $5 Cloud Server Providers Compared DigitalOcean, Vultr, and Amazon … Continue reading "$5 DigitalOcean, Vultr & Lightsail Benchmarks"
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I have encountered "You are a racist if you voted for Trump" type statements on facebook a number of times since the election. It seems counterproductive to make a blanket statement like that. I'd much prefer a discussion of ...
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This October 31st, 2016, is the 499th Reformation Day, alongside All Hallow’s Eve (or Halloween). We owe much to the reformers. Many were involved, most notably Ulrich Zwingli and later John Calvin, but Martin Luther is said to have started the Reformation by posting the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. … Continue reading "499th Reformation Day Trivia"
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Added Performance Benchmarks comparing OmniOS and FreeNAS with NFS and iSCSI being shared to VMware ESXi 6.
       2015-01-07: I’ve updated this post to to reflect changes in FreeNAS 9.3.  I’ve been using OpenIndiana since late 2011, and switched to OmniOS in 2013.  Lately I started testing FreeNAS, what drove me to do this is I use  CrashPlan to backup my pool but recently Code 42 announced they’ll be discontinuing …
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Looking for a Christmas gift idea for your computer geek? Here’s a short gift guide with a few ideas I think would make great gifts. Unlike a lot of other top gift idea lists written by non-tech people just to make a sale, I’m actually a developer and these are the sort of things that … Continue reading "Best Gifts for Computer Hackers 2016"
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The most Frequently Asked Question from my Family, Friends, and FOAFs… Laptop Buyer: What Kind of Laptop Should I buy? Ben: Get one with an Intel Wireless card WiFi Cards Matter The first piece of advice I have is make sure your wireless card is made by Intel. Do not get anything else. You might … Continue reading "Is Your WiFi Unstable?"
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I am the real Ben with my Apps account. Ignore that impostor that used a gmail account.
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  • Biola University
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2001
  • California State University, San Bernardino
    Computer Systems, 2003 - 2006
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