Lyle Brown's Blog

My Thoughts on Technology


I'm Lyle Brown, a technology enthusiast who spends a lot of free time tinkering with hardware and software.


I experiment with docker containers, my homelab (including servers, a NAS, and networking components), and occasionally programming.

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The Aruba S2500 series make for great homelab switches, if only for the fact that they're so plentiful on eBay for around $100 (depending on number of ports and PoE support). I'm planning to add PoE cameras to the house, along with adding a few wired drops soon, so I upgraded my previous switch to an Aruba S2500-48P. The other huge perk? I'm able to play with 10G networking. And it's not too…

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