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Brave Browser and the Basic Attention Token (BAT)
 
https://brave.com/hom691
 
This one is new to me but the coin is not.  BAT Coin may sound funny but it is a serious "ALT" coin.  
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/basic-attention-token/
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ICY DOCK is the leading expert in data storage enclosures and accessories.
 
Introducing ToughArmor
ToughArmor is ICY DOCK’s rugged enterprise-grade line of 2.5” SSD and HDD enclosures, utilizing the standard external 5.25” bay, external 3.5” bay (floppy bay), and the slim optical bay (ODD bay). All ToughArmor models feature ruggedized full-metal enclosures and trays, to keep your sensitive data protected, as well as meeting many flammability requirements.
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RESET Forums and RESET Podcast
JSE Coin Crypto Store
 
Here you can purchase RESET items with your JSE Coin.  If you haven't heard of JSE Coin and want to get started you can read up about that here - https://homeservershow.com/miner/ . You will get a signup bonus of JSE Coin just for signing up and getting started.
 
Shout Out on RESET Podcast
3 JSE
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Synology C2 Backup Now Available to US Customers
 
This is a data backup service that Synology released to EU customers last year.  I remember trying to get it to install and it wouldn't take my CC# because of location.  Fair enough, will it now and how much will it cost?
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I learned this at CES 2018 and First Alert didn't like it.  Didn't like it at all.  In fact, they brought over someone else for me to speak with so they could try to save face and hush me up.
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Rachio has just announced version 3 of their popular sprinkler system controller.  Rachio's generation 2 hardware was such an improvement on their first controller it may be hard to top.  Gen 3 looks great and has new hardware to go with it.
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This is a fantastic deal.  $249 for the Moto X4 on Project Fi. I pay $20 a month for unlimited phone calls and texts plus $10 a month per Gigabyte of data used.  My Bill is usually at that $30 mark plus fees.  If you use more data you pay for it.  If you use over 60Gb you pay up to 60 Gb and then the rest is free up to 15Gb, then you get a little throttle back on speed.  It's a great service that I can't recommend enough.
 
Sign up now and get a $20 credit.
 
You can also get it on 24 months No Interest via Google.  Pay $10 a month or pay it off anytime during that 2 years.  Once you are on Fi you can get new phones at zero interest.  Order through the app and never go into the Verizon or ATT store again.
 
My favorite part?  International service.  Same data fees as home with no surcharge.  Oh, and free data SIMs.  You can order a free data SIM, meaning, if you have a second device that you want to use as data you can get a SIM with no monthly fee.  It uses your same data pool.  Tablet, second phone, laptop, etc.
 

 
Sign up and get $20 credit too.  I'll get a credit as well.  https://g.co/fi/r/9WX36D
 
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Hey all,
 
I've got a goodie bag full of stuff that I want to give away to a Patreon subscriber.  At the end of the give away period I'll put all the names in a hat and draw one.  Not a Patreon Supporter?  It is so easy.  Go here - http://patreon.com/davidmccabe  Sign up for any level.  I may....weight the higher subs a little more.  Maybe put them in twice or something. $5 and up club.  I do have some more give away items coming up too.  Bigger things!
 
  
 
Here is the lot so far.  Probably some RESET stickers too!  What is this stuff?  PopSocket for a phone, Acronis Webcam cover, slider thingy, D-Link Luggage Tag, a pen from someone, Autel Robotics, "Remove before Flight" zipper pull.  I have one on my backpack.  CES stuff!
 
Rules.  Subscribe on Patreon.  You gotta stay at least a month! BTW, I use Patreon to pay hosting fees, backups, software licenses, etc.  It helps tremendously!
 
Go here - http://patreon.com/davidmccabe  Sign up for any level.  I will probably draw this out on February 9th, 2018.
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Trying to help a local small business setup firewall/router in two locations with VPN site to site. 
They have a very limited budget, under $250 per site.
I was looking at:
Cisco RV320
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/rv320-dual-gigabit-wan-vpn-router/index.html
or
Ubiquiti Enterprise Gateway Router
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-routing/usg/
Anyone worked with either/both of these?
Thoughts?
Other recomendations?
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I've been putting this together (on paper) for over a week.  This build has several goals.
 
1. Budget Build. Let's not break the bank.
2. Leverage parts from your stash as a server builder.
3. Mine as many different things as possible at once without impacting each other
4. Have it all fit in a case. No open air frames or rigs.
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I've been a big fan of this product and have it running in my home.  It's now $20 off if you follow this link.
 
http://mbsy.co/circlemedia/mccabeio
 

 
There is an Amazon link to buy it and December 17th to 22nd it will also be $20 off on the Circle website.  So heads up!
 
Take a look at the video below for a better understanding of what it can do for you.  In my house, if anything hops on my wifi the box will notify me immediately.  I've set it up so anything that jumps on is put in a KID friendly profile.  I look at what they are seeing on their iPads and can turn off apps. YouTube, Safari, App Store = Off.
 
 
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PRTG vs. Domotz
https://www.domotz.com/
 
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This is my guide.  There are many like it, but this one is mine!  Carefully curated over the past several months.  I have more but need to get it published.  We're running out of time!
 
Mighty Mug
Mighty Mug - Best Gift Ever - Can't knock this thing over!
 
 
 
Laser Temperature Gun
Prepare for some fun!  Cheap too!
http://amzn.to/2l0JVhB

 
 
LED Under Cabinet Lighting
http://amzn.to/2z1Ii87

Think garage, server rack, etc.  You can get different sizes and different packages that include 4, 6, 8, panels.  There is an option to turn it on via motion as well.  I just put a set in my garage and they are real easy to put up.
 
echoDot Battery
A battery base for your Echo Dot 2nd Gen Makes it Portable
http://amzn.to/2wmwP02
 
Harmony Companion Remote
This remote control changed my life!
http://amzn.to/2AKgowt

RF remote that blasts IR to your devices. Setup with an app, Turn on via remote, phone, or Alexa. I constantly say, "Alexa, turn off the TV." because the kids left it on.  Or Pause the TV. Only way to get their attention!  

 
 
Ticket to Ride
This is a great game for the whole family.
http://amzn.to/2Bed1Rr

 
 
Amazon Strategy Games - https://t.co/Ig0GWYXzax
 
 
Eero - $249 for on eero and one eero beacon
http://amzn.to/2kZQbpZ

 
Moshi Cables and adapters
http://amzn.to/2B68LD1
http://moshi.com
USB-C Adapters by Moshi
 
DJI Spark
http://amzn.to/2kRbiuy
 
 
SmartThings
Unbelievable sale too!
https://homeservershow.com/forums/topic/15788-amazon-has-several-smartthings-devices-for-50-off/

Cameras
Wyze Cam - http://amzn.to/2kkgKSO
EZVIZ - http://amzn.to/2kphCps
Blink - http://amzn.to/2BW3tad
 
echo Dot
Lastly, on the gift list is the echo Dot.  How can you go wrong by gifting this little thing?  Only if the person you gift it to has a "foil hat" on.  Otherwise, it's great for anyone!
http://amzn.to/2B53TOm
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There is nothing better than a highly targeted gift guide! Do you find that the family and friends in your life just don't understand your gift needs?  You have to ask for $$$ all the time instead of gifts? Gift Cards?  Yup, that's us.
 

 
This is where the Storage Edition Gift Guide comes in.  Leave a link of what you want for Christmas and simply point your family and friends to http://RESETForums.com  DONE!
 
Let's get started.
 
NewEgg Networking Store - https://www.newegg.com/Networking/Store/ID-889?   Pick the items you want and share to all!
 
Corsair Store - https://www.newegg.com/Corsair/BrandStore/ID-1459
 
Western Digital Store - https://www.newegg.com/Western-Digital/BrandStore/ID-1306?Tpk=western digital
 
Let's just get this out there shall we?  People, we want 8TB REDS!!!
Maybe cheaper on Amazon - http://amzn.to/2APCRZf
 
And you know what?  We want ICY DOCK! - http://amzn.to/2Bazbn0  Pick your favorite and link it for your family!  I love these docks!  http://amzn.to/2BaSs7O
 
How about a new 1060 for the Crypto fan!  It's the gift that keeps on giving! http://amzn.to/2kr8CQm
 
Don't forget the StableBit!  Don't forget that the order will go to the email address used.  Maybe you should just buy this now.
http://stablebit.com/resetpodcast
What's included - StableBit DrivePool, StableBit CloudDrive, and StableBit Scanner.
Normal Price: $59.95
RESET Price for you: $41.96
 
Microserver Anyone? - Get them here: 
 
Amazon | eBay | NewEgg
 
Gift Cards?  Yep!   BestBuy.com | Newegg.com
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SmartThings Scenes, What's in your SmartHome, What I'm watching
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Hey RESET listeners,
 
We sponsored the most recent episode of RESET, and are hosting a giveaway to go along with it.  One lucky winner will receive the grand prize of a FlexiDOCK 4-bay model (MB524SP-B), and two runners-up will receive a FlexiDOCK 2-bay model (MB522SP-B).  Simply go to icydock.com/resetpodcast and enter code resetpodcast.
 
There's only one week left to enter, so don't miss out!  Entries will be accepted until midnight 12/05/2017.  Additional entries can be had for liking our social media feeds, the more entries you have the higher chance you have to win!
 
-Chris, ICY DOCK team.
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Synology recently announced a beta for an awesome looking photo organizer.  Moments.  Moments manages your photos in an innovative way, where an image-recognition technique identifies the people, subjects, and places in your pictures and sorts them automatically, allowing you to instantly browse, search, and share your precious moments.
Join the beta here.  Stay tuned for more information and a good look at this beta.  I've got a DS218+ waiting to be unboxed and this would be the perfect box to test Moments with!




 
 
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Well I am batting .500
This seemed like a good idea, mSATA slot and one SATA port, but it is too tall:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1JM2CZ0249&cm_re=sedna-_-9SIA1JM2CZ0249-_-Product
 
 
This one just barely fit:

Two mSATA SSD. I am running Windows 10 from one of the SSD.
http://sedna-shop.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60&product_id=70
 
As both of these use x1 PCIe two SSD's would saturate the bus, but it does free up a SATA port.
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 The official Meetup 17 Time Lapse
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Amazon announced a new Echo is headed our way. It's smaller, sounds better, does multi-room audio, and is only $99. Amazon announces the Echo Spot alarm clock with 2.5" screen.
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It seems like forever since I've given you an update.  Permits for the structure took way longer than expected but it is now underway.
 
 
Drone footage needed now!

Synology unveils a big group of new products, DS3018xs, DS918+ and more
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Reolink Argus vs Blink vs Homeboy Camera Shootout
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Walkera has tried.


 

Zerotech has tried.


 

GDU has even tried.


 

Nothing has seemed to put a dent in the popularity and sales of the Mavic Pro.  GDU has performers like the Byrd Premium 1 and 2 but has not put a UAV out that has the specs to rival the Mavic.  If you recall, GDU, was first to market with a foldable even though DJI popularized it with the Mavic.  This may be in part to Byrd's more industrial type targeting while the Mavic was an "everyperson" drone.

 

That may be a thing of the past come September 6th at Interdrone.  GDU has sent invites out to show off the new flyer dubbed O2.  This new drone will be more targeted to consumers and show off the first ever "slide arm" technology where the drone arms actually slide into the body fully protecting the arms and rotors.  It will also be the first drone body to snap together with the controller further making it portable.

 

GDU has a teaser video up for Interdrone 2017.  I'll be at the show and will bring you the coverage of what is announced.

 

 

 
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Interesting move by Netgear:

https://www.netgear.com/orbi-pro/
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