After using ESXi for almost a decade, and around 3 for Snakeoil development, I decided it’s time to move on to other hypervisors with my new Ryzen server.
I want dedicated hypervisors running on bare metal, so the two leading contenders are XCP-ng and Proxmox VE . At the time I tried searching online but just could not find a definitive answer for my use case.
In the end I decided to go with XCP-ng first and see how it goes. After about 5 months of use, I decided to try out Proxmox VE. Here’s my experience so far with XCP-ng and now PVE.
Untangle is a software network firewall/router/security_appliance solution that gives you insight of your home network traffic right out the box (Compared to say pfSense). However, there is a quirk, a horizontal scrollbar will appear if you have too many network interfaces. This is a problem as the number of detected clients per network are now hidden by the horizontal scrollbar, like so:
There is a simple way to fix this, and that means modifying a single CSS file. Read on to find out more.
Here’s an interesting article that turned up in my inbox a few weeks back. Excerpts follow:
“It was no surprise, then, that in 1983, the magazine jumped at the opportunity to conduct a double-blind listening test, which editor-in-chief Bill Livingston and his colleagues hoped would reveal, scientifically, that high-end cables were indeed a hoax and provided no higher performance than the everyday lamp cord in common use at the time.”
“The resulting article created a firestorm. As you’ll read, the panel identified, to a statistically significant degree, the 24-gauge from the other two contenders with pink noise as the source. More critically, they also identified, again with statistical significance, the Monster Cable from the 16-gauge with pink noise. But the latter results didn’t hold when choral music was used, and none of the Monster versus 16-gauge results passed the higher threshold of a 75 percent or greater detection rate said to be psychoacoustically significant.”
“SR’s editors, however, rewrote the ending to create something akin to a blanket condemnation of the category and pressured Greenhill to accept the changes, a decision he later regretted.”
“Today, 35 years later, the debate over audiophile cables remains as active as ever.".
In other words. Folks have heard a difference between speaker cables. The article way back in 1983 should have settled this there and then. But something got into the way of the truth. You can read the Sound & Vision article in full here, and here is the article “The Horse’s Mouth” mentioned in the S&V article.
Taking video is really not my forte. This is something I hope to improve on. And I’m beginning my path to self improvement by getting this - a RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro.
Recording bass on my mobile phones (Android XiaoMi Mix2 or Apple) seems impossible. The bass is simply not picked up by phones’ microphones at all. The sound quality is also poor with very little spatial information.
Can the RØDE SVM Pro do one better? Why not take a video and find out?