About the Home Server Show:
This podcast and blog is aiming for the Home Server enthusiast market whether that is Windows Home Server, Media Vaults, NAS, and home storage in general. It will also cover the convergence of Home Storage with networking, and Home Media, including Media Center.
About David McCabe (owner and editor of homeservershow.com)
I have over 20 years experience in the networking and Internet field. Some of my past experiences include 12 years as a technician for small and large networking environments including R&D and implementation of early technologies such as wireless networking and internet telephony. I also served over 6 years as VP Operations for a large regional Internet Service Provider. I have spent the last several years running a small business that provides Small Business Networking and Home Networking Convergence of the computer and the media room. Most recently, I attained Microsoft Certified Professional certification in Designing, Deploying and Managing a Network Solution for the Small and Medium-sized Business.
I am a true Geek and gadget freak. I love mobile devices, building PC’s and servers, Media Center, and Windows Home Server. I own a mixture of Windows PC’s, laptops, Apple products, and an Android phone. I enjoy working with all platforms and manufacturers. I try to stay up to date on technology and whats new every second of the day much to the chagrin of my family. They reap the benefits via home theatre, movie streaming, and on-the-go technology however.
I was on the Windows Home Server Beta prior to release and ran it on a home brew box. My first true Windows Home Server was a the HP MediaSmart Server EX475 and I currently run the EX495. I am also proud to have been nominated and named Windows Home Server MVP for 2009 and 2010, and 2011.
My writings can also be found at byte.com.
I hope you enjoy this site and the podcast.
About the Co-Hosts and Writers:
Jim Collison (jcollison)
Jim is a technology manager at Gallup Inc. in Omaha Nebraska, where he oversees the Oracle and Microsoft platforms as well as the staff that supports them. He and his family (Sarah and 5 children) have lived in Nebraska since 1992, enjoying the “good life” but maybe not the weather of the Midwest. He has been a Windows Home Server enthusiast since it was first released and has several servers (both production and test) at home. He currently blogs to help the average person with general technology at http://theaverageguy.tv and his personal blog at http://theaverageguy.me.
John Zajdler (Diehard)
aka DieHard, Montreal, Canada. John started with Vic 20 and Commodore 64. He always likes tinkering with computers. Hardware & Software hacks. Past 4 computers have been Shuttles. He got the Media Smart server as soon as it came out because he kept messing up the computers with my hacks. His main focus now is getting movies & TV collection onto the MSS and view with the Popcorn Hour.
Mike Faucher (PCDoc)
I have been in technology for more than 25 years and originally started in electronics manufacturing. As a result of my job there I began to develop a passion for the computer industry and began to study various programming languages and experiment with any software I could get. As I began to learn and grow with the PC industry I started a consulting business about 10 years ago mainly supporting small businesses and some private individuals with everything from building custom computers, networking, office automation, to custom database applications programming. I enjoyed the variety and the experiences and kept up with the consulting business for about 5 years. As I was operating my business in addition to working as a Director of Operations for a large electronics firm, I decided to stop consulting and changed my focus to my own passions of technology instead. I experiment with most types of computer technology and especially in the area of convergence. As digital media has become more and more mainstream, I became passionate about taking full advantage of the technology and started experimenting with all types of audio/video hardware, home automation, WHS, and most recently with HTPC’s. I acquire most new technologies as they become available and enjoy endless hours of trials, testing, and troubleshooting. I am a true technology geek and I am excited about being a part of this industry.
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