Join the team and gain instant sex appeal!

by Alex Kuretz on April 14, 2011 · 4 comments


Late last year when HP announced that they were discontinuing the MediaSmart Server and Data Vault products, we announced our commitment and enthusiasm to the fundamental concepts that this site is built upon. We believe there is still a need for backups, centralized storage, remote access, media streaming and all that we have come to know and love about having a Home Server and its place in the connected home.

With the changes in Windows Home Server 2011, the addition of Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, new storage management Add-Ins, and alternative products to Windows Home Server we now have a lot more topics to cover. There are more news items, Add-Ins, reviews and guides than Nigel, Damian and myself are able to cover.

This is where you come in. We’re looking for additional writers to help us produce the quality content that you have come to expect from This opportunity covers a range of skill sets and experience levels, from quick write-ups of news items that are sent to us, to reviews of Windows Home Server Add-Ins, hardware reviews, and even instructional guides and tutorials.

The skills we’re most looking for are an enthusiasm for technology and a positive attitude, preferably with some basic writing skills. We can help with editing and getting you up to speed with the tools we use on the site. You will be writing for a respected site that regularly has articles linked to by high profile sites such as Engadget, Lifehacker, ZDNet, etc and your writing will be seen by the thousands of readers that visit every day.

These are not paid positions, however that may change over time for a dedicated contributor as the site continues to grow. There are opportunities and perks such as free software licenses, early access to software and hardware, and occasional swag items. Plus you’ll gain notoriety, influence your peers, and appeal to the opposite sex in ways that only a technology blogger can. :)

If you’d like to contribute, contact me via the Contact link here on the site or via email to yakuza AT mediasmartserver DOT net. We look forward to hearing from you!

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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.


Damian April 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Let’s just say that ever since I started writing for this site the ladies have been looking at me a lot differently ;-) Granted, it is the look of “Hey, can you fix my computer”, but it is a different look!!!

Jim April 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Gotta say that contributing over at has really been fun. If you are on the fence, I’d encourage you to give it a shot!

Dave December 5, 2011 at 12:31 am

Yup. Nothing says F**k me like writing for a blog. Between social awkwardness and the agoraphobia make all the ladies yearn for some loving.

Alex Kuretz December 5, 2011 at 9:21 am

Does that mean you are volunteering? :)

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