Interpretations of a Bottom Dweller

A collection of thoughts that seemed worth the time to put in writing

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I’m honestly not entirely sure why. Probably because I wanted to learn something new. It also seems to align with my recent side projects pretty well. Whatever the reason, I am currently in the process of switching my blog from WordPress to Jekyll. This is not a how-to guide, or an article on the benefits of Jekyll over other blogging platforms; rather, this is simply my thoughts so far on the migration process and Jekyll in general.

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This is a collection of notes I took while setting up a new NAS running FreeNAS 9.10. The issues I ran into initially were around enabling SSH and correctly configuring SMB/CIFS Shares for Windows. Maybe I just missed something obvious, or maybe these are actual issues that have plagued others before, but I plan on updating this as needed.

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I can’t image this is a common problem, but I recently needed to implode a multidimensional array into all possible combinations for a side project. Since I may need to use this again (or maybe someone else needs something similar), I thought I would post my solution here and attempt to explain it. I also put together a live demo; you might want to check it out before reading the rest of this post.

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Recently I have started using the Markdown syntax for all of my notes, to-do lists, etc. due to the readability it offers (not to mention I have been using a similar syntax of my own for years). Obviously one of the biggest perks to using Markdown is that you can quickly generate an HTML document from it for a more polished presentation.

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I actually wrote most of this a few nights ago when I was unable to sleep (shock, I know). The nearly exclusive reason for my occasional insomnia is that my brain is not ready to let me sleep, despite the rest of my body eagerly waiting rest. So there I was, not sleeping, when I realized over the last hour or so I had transitioned through several “phases.” Thinking back on those “phases,” I realized they were noticeably similar to the infamous Five Stages of Grief. Coincidence or not, I had to document my observations.

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