Aidan Hartman


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Hello there! I'm Aidan Hartman, a husband and father and all around dude-guy.

After a series of unfortunate and catastrophic events I was forced to resurrect my website from scratch so this is still a work in progress.

Sep 19 2018: I feel like it's been too long since I posted something here, and cuz Google search results and fresh content blah blah blah.

Apr 25 2018: This is most simply a landing page, to see and read more about the cooler and up-to-date stuff I'm doing check out my blog.

Apr 04 2018: Took some time finally to hammer out a quick network diagram. It's my current working setup and I'll be working on two more in-depth diagrams over the next few days.


Mar 27 2018: Been having tons o' fun with Plex Media Server for quite sometime now. It's polished, versitile and robust. So much so that after a week of use I ponied up for a subscription. All that being said it does have its quirks; inability to play avi or DVD/BD disc images (really folks, come on!), can't natively message active users (even just one way, like an admin announcement), terminating streams on certain platforms either doesn't work or does but doesn't appear to. I'm certain there are a few more but my girls want my attention and I've lost my train of thought so more on the quirks later... Anyway so I started hearing wonderful things about Emby in my quest to fix the aforementioned Plex quirks and so I decided to take it for a test drive. I used it for an hour and was so impressed I became a subscriber. The easiest way I can explain these two pieces of software is, Plex was written but a team that is half engineers and half graphic designers. The Emby camp however is all incredibly skilled technical people, the UI is definitely behind Plex (as in it's not nearly as polished) but it's super feature-rich and everything (inso far as my experience goes) works precisely as it should. I'll be back tomorrow with more.

Jan 30 2018: I recently upgraded my FiOS service from Frontier Communcations to 50/50, here's my latest result. I'm actually going to call them today and inquire about pricing for their 75/75, 100/100 and 150/150 tiers... unfortunately I believe that 150 is their highest available :-( but since I refuse to give Comcast my money and I LOVE my fiber it'll have to do.