Optic Fiber Network

I just put together an optic fiber network.
The components used:

  1. Switch: TRENDnet TEG-30284 4x10G SFP+ Slots, $300 on Amazon
  2. NIC: Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2 about $150
  3. Cable: 10Gb Multimode Duplex OFNP Fiber from Cable Matters $10 On Amazon. Each cable needs two modules.
  4. Transceiver module: SFP+, 10GBASE-SR, MMF, 850nm, from 10Gtek, $20 on Amazon

The installation was smooth as long as the cable, module and switch match.



Mobile Live Streaming

MaxxSports live streamed with our mobile system, in Brenham TX, for the first time, on Apr.28th, 2018.
We have been live streaming for NHL teams for years, with permanently installed equipment in the arenas.
For outdoor sports venues, we use WiFi, whose bandwidth supports fewer cameras, and usually with lower resolution.


Flexible Hours Boost Productivity

MaxxSports.tv is a strong believer of flexible hours. As a matter of fact, we all work on flexible hours.

  1. saved commute time adds to work hours
  2. work the hours that are most productive
  3. personal needs are accommodated
  4. trusted from management is invaluable


Restore OS from bare metal

My computer failed last week and restoring C drive, the OS partition, cannot boot my Windows 10. What need to be backed up so that Windows can boot up as long as the hardware is good? Here is a list of items I came up with:

  1. The BIOS setup: for UEFI, the boot file location, e.g EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi
  2. The GPT header and partition table
  3. The EFI partition: holding grub2 boot loader and kernel
  4. The OS partition: C drive for Windows, and root partition for Linux.

Tools used: CD burned from http://www.system-rescue-cd.org, run PartImage, which create image by calling PING 4.7.3