Jay Dorsey

Slow network speeds with Packer

I ran into an issue using Packer this week building an Ubuntu 14.04.3 image using VirtualBox 5. If you notice slow network speeds using Packer to create your image, try specifying the nictype in your virtualbox-iso builder as per the snippet below: "builders": [{ "type": "virtualbox-iso", "vboxmanage": [ ["modifyvm", "{{.Name... Read More

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Upgrading an older Mac Pro

I recently purchased two older early-2008 3,1 Mac Pro (A1186) from Craiglist for $400 each. With a few relatively inexpensive upgrades you can breath new life into these older machines. Here's a list of the upgrades I've made to A faster hard drive for your Mac Pro The most... Read More

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Can I Juice with a Blender?

Last year I bought a Breville juicer. This year, I'm using a Ninja. Is it a downgrade? (Hint: No) The Ninja I'll use the term Ninja, Ninja Blender, or the Ninja throughout this post. What I mean is the model I bought, the Ninja Ultra Kitchen System 1200 (BL780CO). Any... Read More

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Migrating from WordPress to Ghost

So my website got hacked last month. I caught it by chance. I connected via FTP to my server to check something and noticed a PHP file that looked out of place. Sure enough the source code of the file mentioned someting about the Virusa Worm and AnonGhost. I traced... Read More

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Jay Dorsey on wordpress, ghost, digital ocean, hosting, migration

Revisiting the Astro A50 Battlefield Edition

In late 2012 I gave up on Astro Gaming headsets. I saw potential quality control issues and experienced accessory incompatibility. My gaming system has changed since then and I bought another Astro A50 headset early this year. I dislike it more than the first... Astro A50 Battlefield and PS4 Here's... Read More

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Need for Speed: Rivals Soundtrack

Need for Speed: Rivals has a killer soundtrack. If you're looking to purchase the audio tracks from the game I've compiled a link to the iTunes and Amazon store pages below. The Need for Speed: Rivals soundtrack list Bastille: Pompeii (Kat Krazy Remix) (buy on iTunes, buy on Amazon) Binary... Read More

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Jay Dorsey on music, need for speed, ps4

ASUS RT-AC68

I never thought of consumer routers being spec'd like a computer. At least, until I recently went shopping for a replacement router. I used to rely on the technology compatibility (AC/N/802.11?) and alternative firmwares use to choose my routers. The ASUS RT-AC68 made me take a 2nd... Read More

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Jay Dorsey on asus, router