Using FreeNAS to Host a Blog

Back in 1994 I started studying Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. One of the courses I took was the Operating Systems one by prof. Andy S. Tanenbaum. During one of his lectures he recommended trying a BSD Unix such as FreeBSD if we were interested in running a more production level grade Unix on our Personal Computers. I happened to have just bought a Pentium 133Mhz system and decided to follow Tanenbaum’s recommendation, installed FreeBSD 2.

Working while Commuting

As a (freelance) software developer I have the ability to easily carry my working environment with me. All it takes is a properly configured laptop. This opens up a lot of possibilities. One of these I’d like to emphasize: working while commuting. Ideally I work close to where I live. It allows me to cycle to work. In addition to being fun, quick and convenient, cycling also provides some physical effort, albeit light.