Author Archives: Ramsey Cain

Configuring the Spectralink 8440

I have recently deployed nine Spectralink 8440 WiFi handsets at our 9 acre manufacturing facility. The ‘Quick Start’ manual didn’t have the information I needed for a quick start; specifically how to get the devices connected to the wireless network and registered with the VoIP server. Strangely, the WiFi is completely disabled in the factory default state and takes several steps to enable. Because, you know, it’s a WiFi phone.

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Inkscape Tutorial: No Agenda Show Art

I recently printed four No Agenda Show album art pieces and hung them on the wall in my office at work. John and Adam, hosts of The No Agenda Show, discussed on the program how much they liked the result and commented that others may wish to do the same. In this tutorial I will cover the few tools and techniques necessary for creating your own No Agenda Show art wall hangings.

I had no idea the lighting in my office was so bad...

I had no idea the lighting in my office was so bad…

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Installing and Configuring BTsync on FreeNAS

Our business has been slowly replacing our various storage solutions and migrating to FreeNAS. We had previously used a mix of proprietary solutions including Drobo, Synology and OSX Server. After much investigation and testing, we found that FreeNAS suited our current needs and would be the most likely candidate to satisfy our future expansion.

We manage our own on and off-site backup and have been using Bittorrent Sync with great success. FreeNAS features a BTsync plugin but I have found that the setup is not quite as straightforward as it could be. Especially when you have a number of different datasets and user permission configurations.

I wrote this installation guide for our internal wiki at work and would like to make it available to anyone running into problems with BTsync on FreeNAS.
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