Over the course of the next few articles, we're going to take you through the full Media Tank project, including all the tricks that were necessary to cram so many inexpensive drives inside one box and make it all work.
David Gewirtz warps space/time with neat hacks, cool do-it-yourself projects, business survival tips, and commentary that peels paint.
In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing. David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
ZDNet's James Kendrick is the next to sit under the hot lights of Skype in our Better Know a Blogger series. What makes our most mobile maestro tick? You'll have to watch the show.
Most people think of the Surface Pro as a heavy tablet with benefits, but our own intrepid David Gewirtz takes a look at it as though it were just another PC, one that's smaller and lighter than most.
ZDNet's David Gewirtz spent the weekend installing Windows 8 on a Mac mini using Bootcamp. His observations and early impressions (along with descriptions of some of the problems he ran into) are described in this helpful article.
You folks are the heartbeat of the IT and tech communities. Let us know how the lack of Java is affecting you.
For ZDNet's David Gewirtz, the key to successfully moving from Firefox to Chrome was identifying and installing Chrome extensions that duplicated or improved upon functionality. Here are 20 essential, time-saving Chrome extensions that made that move go smoothly.
Darling Firefox, I thought of Chrome as a simple dalliance of convenience. Just one or two days, when you wouldn't talk to me, I sought solace in Chrome's Omnibox.
Retail isn't necessarily dying, but electronics and PC retailers don't seem to be willing to bring their "A" game. Other segments of the retail market are knocking it out of the park, but it does sometimes seem like PC retailers have lost their will to live.
We have too much crap. We're in a dull, dismal economy. Most of us already have one of this and two of that. New introductions already seem like also-rans after just a day. And there's no buzz.
A few PR weenies will decide to try and pull a fast one, figuring that an announcement of a device without price might fuel some buzz. But you're not going to fool us.
I had a great staycation, but I did sorely miss all of you. It's great to be back, back on a schedule, and back to work.
In honor of 2012, we've selected some of the most interesting, helpful, and unexpected products for geek DIYers.
Watching Microsoft's Program Manager for the Windows User Experience, Jensen Harris, tell the story of Windows 8's UI design has a little of that disaster movie feel.
Despite Apple's reputation for easy-to-use products, they're far from flawless. This weekend's Apple TV "update" is a case in point.
With all the hype about Windows 8, one question remains for most current Windows users: should you upgrade to Windows 8? In this article, David Gewirtz walks you through all the possibilities, so you're armed with the best decision-making strategy for your needs.