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1×15 hellyeah! show: the storage show

In this roundtable episode of the hellyeah! show, we discuss the impending Stop Online Piracy Act before being joined by special guest and general purpose geek John Duksta to talk about the past, present, and future of digital storage, as well as his impressions of his new Kindle Fire.

Check out the show notes after the break…


  • “best practices for fine living”
  • advice on how to not let technology ruin your day
  • “the storage show”


SOPA (Stop Online Piracy [Privacy] Act)

guest segment

  • John Duksta here to talk about storage
    • security engineer, general purpose geek
    • hobbyist hardware hacker

Kindle Fire

  • John got one yesterday
  • first impressions


  • Mo terabytes, mo problems
    • Storage needs from past, present and future
      • a brief history of losing your data
  • Households and data, the shifting paradigms of home computing
    • C: & Macintosh HD
    • Host-Attached storage
      • External drives (USB, Firewire, Thunderbolt)
      • RAID
      • Drobo
    • File Servers
      • Using a computer as a fileserver
      • JBODs
    • Network-Attached
      • SAN
      • NAS
      • “The Cloud” (S3,, Dropbox, Backblaze, etc)
  • Backups and Recovery
    • Needs to be another show, too much to cover


Alan would like to know what we're telling them this week.


  1. D’oh! Thanks for the correction. I blame Emory!

    • As you should, because it’s my fault. Turtle is still a Friend of the Internet, but I withdraw Legendary status until further notice.

    • I don’t know where I got this reputation as being a bag snob. Probably because that bag sucks.

  2. Hey Emory, you keep talking about your “infamous” Unison script for synchronizing your home folders on and the show. When are you planning to actually share it for us plebs? I’m still living the “rsync dream” in my world. There’s got to be an easier way…

    • I didn’t see this until today. I need to think about packing it up for distribution, it’s a hodgepodge right now.

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