Recognizing wants versus needs is an important part of making decisions. But it also takes privilege to be able to even consider wants over needs. I’m very privileged in many areas of my life, and I’m very thankful for that. I’ve been getting the new car itch for awhile now, and while I absolutely need a car, I kinda want a new car.
I built a new storage server for myself two years ago to replace my existing FreeNAS Mini storage server that I purchased in 2013. The FreeNAS Mini was still perfectly OK, I had just outgrown the system to continue using it as my main storage. Since then the FreeNAS Mini has been sitting idle, but it still has 8TB of storage and can be upgraded to 16TB. I figured that with a little bit of updating it would be a perfect companion to have next to my main computer in my home office.
Windows 7 will be end of life in a few months, which means it will no longer receive security updates from Microsoft. Running software, especially an operating system, that no longer receives security updates will greatly increase your chances of getting viruses or other malware on your computer. The time to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 is now, and luckily Microsoft has made that process relatively simple.
If you’ve followed my previous tutorials on Creating a Ubuntu UEFI boot USB and Creating a Bootable Windows 10 UEFI USB Drive Using Linux, you’ll understand how easy it is to create UEFI USB boot drives for modern UEFI based systems. But what if we have an older system that isn’t UEFI based? It’s still pretty easy to create a bootable USB drive, the process is just a little different.
It’s been a little over three months since I’ve been using my iPhone full time, so I figured it was time to provide an update to the original post (The Perfect Cell Phone (for Me) Doesn’t Exist. Or… Why I Finally Broke Down and Bought an iPhone) with my thoughts. So, has anything changed? Well I still hate Apple. But the iPhone… is significantly better than the last time I tried to use one.
Creating a Windows 10 boot USB for UEFI used to be pretty easy. Things have changed with the October 2018 Windows 10 1809 update. Luckily it’s still pretty easy.