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I’M BEN PEROVE,
AND I’M A MAKER.

My background is primarily one of servers & networks, though I thrive within public clouds, automating the way back-end servers interact, creating remarkable experiences via software. This site breathes life into my projects, with some occasional articles about living abroad.

Ego is the Enemy: Impressions & Takeaways

Recently, I read Ryan Holiday's new book Ego is the Enemy. As I went through each section, it had a lasting impact and I felt compelled to write down some of my thoughts. The book contains three sections: Aspire, Success, and Failure. Even before starting into the...

Android Photo Date Correction

Over the years, you could say that I've gone through a couple phones. I've had to copy & restore data from the old phone to the new phone numerous times. As a result, my photos have become wildly disorganized. Photo dates no longer match the actual date the photo...

How well does Google Project Fi work outside of the USA?

My experience with Project Fi Data performance outside of the United States *** Updated 06.20.2016 *** My Samsung Galaxy S4 has been a great phone. The occasional drop (OK - frequent drops), or subjecting it to extreme travel conditions throughout multiple countries,...

Annual Review: 2014 (One Year After Quitting My Job)

I was at the highest point of my IT career in 15 years. I could have gone even higher, but after almost 5 years with a leading software company, I quit my job in January to go off on my own. What was I thinking?! I felt as if I had outgrown my position (I was getting...

Raspberry Pi NAS for Travelers

You might be wondering - how has the Raspberry Pi NAS held up after 1 year, 9 months, and 29 days of traveling & heavy usage daily? Surprisingly well actually. Roll up the sleeves and read on. *** UPDATED 4/9/2016 *** rewrote lsyncd config for version 2.1.6, added...

Initializing the root folders to display – Quick Fix

When opening files from Word, Excel, etc. you are presented with (and have to wait long periods of time for a dialog window that says "Initializing the root folders to display." After it finishes, browsing through items becomes painfully slow. There is a problem with...