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Most all of these articles are severely outdated, they were written back when FreeBSD 6.2 was released. Now that were about to get 9.0, most of these articles may be practically useless. However, most of their concepts still apply, and with a little massaging you might get results. Reader beware.
--Sharaz (talk) 15:01, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

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Breaks my heart to do it, but I'm going to have to finally break down and switch this site to Linux :(
--Jonathan Horne (talk) 02:23, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Updated my server from FreeBSD 8.3 to 10.0 today.
--Jonathan Horne (talk) 14:48, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I just found out that times have changed over in the FreeBSD world, in so much as to how sources are pulled down from the internet. Updating FreeBSD to Latest Version with svn.
--Jonathan Horne (talk) 00:58, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Wrote a much needed refresher because I keep forgetting the iscsi syntax for linux. Linux iSCSI Targets Management.

Updates to ESXi Command Line Tools, added commands for 3ware RAID controller management.
--Jonathan Horne (talk) 20:07, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Why I just took screen shots, and didn do full documentation so i could just copy/paste it back 4 year later... is beyond me. DURR!!! http://dfwlpiki.dfwlp.org/index.php/User_talk:Sharaz#Finally_Got_Full_Remote_Xorg_Working
--Jonathan Horne (talk) 15:26, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Well I have resurrected this site after 5 years. I cant believe I left it that long, and even more that I cant believe I successfully maintained this backup data. I might write some new articles, but this was most an exercise because i wanted to do a full recovery on my old server... just to see if i could. Oh... also I was tired of doing the things I documented here long ago... from memory. Id rather just look it up, and cut/paste :)
--Sharaz (talk) 14:36, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

My most complicated article to date, is now ready for prime time viewing! Try Installation and Configuration of the Horde applications on FreeBSD, and enjoy the benefits and features of the Horde application framework!
--Sharaz 08:08, 28 October 2007 (CDT)

As a follow up to my previous MediaWiki article, I've come back with an Advanced Multi-Site version of the same project.
--Sharaz 15:41, 4 July 2007 (CDT)

I have also restructured the DFWLPiki Articles page, to make navigating the various articles much easier.
--Sharaz 15:41, 30 June 2007 (CDT)

I've started working on a new writeup, about Installing MediaWiki into a FreeBSD Server.
--Sharaz 14:35, 20 June 2007 (CDT)

I've recently written up a new Howto article about FreeBSD jails, and the method I use to create them. I follow very closely to the cannonical method lined out in the FreeBSD Handbook, and the article takes you thru creating and updating a host and jail system. Check out Creating and Managing A Jailed Virtual Host in FreeBSD.
--Sharaz 08:21, 13 May 2007 (CDT)

One obstacle I had when I first getting started with FreeBSD, was how to keep multiple systems updated, but without keeping a copy of the full source and ports trees on each system. So to describe how I keep up with this madness, I have written an article, about how to manage multiple FreeBSD systems on your network. Build it one time, deploy it many times... just the way I like it!
--Sharaz 15:28, 31 March 2007 (CDT)

Belated news update, but Deploying a FreeBSD 6.2 Desktop is finished and ready to go!
--Sharaz 09:27, 10 March 2007 (CST)

I have finally completed my Deploying a FreeBSD 6.2 Server how-to article. Deploying a FreeBSD 6.2 Workstation is soon to follow!
--Sharaz 19:01, 22 January 2007 (CST)

FreeBSD 6.2 is now making its way to the FTP mirrors! I have also written up a new updated article, Installing FreeBSD 6.2. New Desktop and Server articles are soon to follow!
--Sharaz 15:26, 14 January 2007 (CST)

I've not updated my blog in forever and ever, but today I just had something in me that had to get out. Why I Fell In Love With FreeBSD.
--Sharaz 21:44, 27 December 2006 (CST)

I have made some updates to the Bind9 article, cleaning up some examples, and correcting a staggering amount of spelling errors. As soon as FreeBSD 6.2 comes out, I plan to have a new articles up for installation, and server or workstation deployment.
--Sharaz 10:26, 23 December 2006 (CST)

DFWLPiki has moved to a new home! If you are reading this, then you are accessing this site hosted on a virtual machine! With the termination of my Colo Services, I have virtualized the bulk of DFWLP's public services into VMware guests. DFWLPiki is still mirrored on ZEUS for the time being while my new internet connection is upgraded here at DFWLP Headquarters, so that one is still online (check your DNS lookup to see which one version you are accessing). After my internet connection is upgraded, I will be switching all the public DNS entries to point to this new virtual version
--Sharaz 17:37, 4 November 2006 (CST)

I did a major DNS migration, and something broke in the mysql backend on this wiki. Luckily I had all my pages available in a dev version of this wiki, but I wasn't able to do a clean backup.sql dump back into a new database. All the pages are up and running, but the ones that had images will have blank spots until I can get all the images uploaded again (I wasn't able to figure out how to migrate the Special:Upload_Log).
--Sharaz 15:36, 29 July 2006 (CDT)

The Installing FreeBSD 6.1 Article is complete, as well as Deploying a FreeBSD Server. Both of these articles can be found on the Howto Articles page.

Deploying a FreeBSD Workstation is now finally a work in progress. Even though I don't consider it finished, it should still be suitable to follow to get a workstation up and running.
--Sharaz 11:02, 23 June 2006 (CDT)