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The minimum viable fan control script

Some assembly required. No, not that one.
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Accidentally turning the ASRock DeskMini X300 into a semi-passively cooled PC

Experimenting with my fan control scripts ended up with an interesting discovery.
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Overcoming hardware limitations: the time-to-sleep script

Sometimes the least technical solutions end up being the ones that I’m the most proud of. This is probably one of them.
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what 4.8 EUR/kWh does to a mf
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I tried out the CyberPower UT650EG UPS

Small and very efficient, but not quite ideal for all use cases. At least it hasn’t caught on fire yet!
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btrbk is awesome

I ramble about a tool that is great for taking regular snapshots on the btrfs filesystem.
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The absolute state of Bluetooth audio in 2022

Whose idea was this?
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Disabling the crappy Broadcom Bluetooth adapter in your ThinkPad T430 running Linux

If you have ever felt frustated with the Bluetooth experience that your ThinkPad T430 offers you, especially after upgrading the WiFi adapter to one that also has Bluetooth capabilities, then this article might help you out.
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Can a laptop from 2012 be a viable home server?

I took a spare ThinkPad T430 and put all my home server workloads on it. Here’s how it went.
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Trying out VR on an AMD Ryzen 4000 series APU

A quick and dirty experiment: can the integrated graphics on an AMD Ryzen 4000 series APU run Beat Saber?
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Strangling your service with a Kubernetes misconfiguration

Short story about a fun and simple way to shoot yourself in the foot, Kubernetes style.
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Oversimplified guide into snapshots on the btrfs filesystem

Oh, snap(per)!
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My self-hosting setup has an UPS now, here’s my experience with it

UPS, I did it again 🎵
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How I treat my urge to hoard data

Something is better than nothing.
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Surviving the front page of HackerNews on a 50 Mbps uplink

Overview of basic analytics during that one time my blog post got traction on HackerNews, and the steps I took to prepare for just this occasion.
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ASRock X570M Pro4 motherboard overview

Quick overview from someone who does this thing as a hobby, focusing on PCIe connectivity, fan control and the poor state of AM4 socket and UEFI upgrades.
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ASRock DeskMini X300: the future form factor of desktop PC-s?

Honey, I shrunk my desktop PC!
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Why I went back to using a ThinkPad from 2012

How trying out new laptops and messing with my personal computing setup motivated me to go back to a laptop that some would call ancient.
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VR, VFIO and how latency ruined everything

Alternative title: “Honey, I completely changed my server setup again!”
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Self-hosting Wikipedia using Kiwix

Hosting your own Wikipedia instance has never been this easy!
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Tech rants #1: PC-s use way too much power in 2021

Quick rant about the state of PC-s in 2021 regarding power and resource usage.
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DIY cloud gaming: NVIDIA and Moonlight

Comparing the experience that AMD and NVIDIA can provide in a DIY cloud gaming setup.
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DIY cloud gaming setup with VFIO, Parsec and AMD

A build log of how I set up my own ‘cloud gaming’ setup, including all the issues I faced and attempts to fix those.
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Testing GPU passthrough on AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU

A quick overview of my experience with setting it up on a small PC box and things to consider when attempting this yourself.
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Turning leftover PC parts into a decent gaming PC

Putting the ‘reuse’ in ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’.
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AMD Ryzen 7 5700G: first impressions on Fedora 34

Or ‘How to downgrade your CPU at great expense!’
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How to mess up a simple ThinkPad X230 BIOS flash and how to recover from it

At least it won’t end up in a landfill!
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I’ve reached the self-hosting endgame

If all you have is a powerful workstation…
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Tech tip #1: eliminate HDD humming noise

Silence your hard drives with this one weird trick! System administrators hate him!
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Whacky setups #1: seedbox on a wall

This is what happens when someone takes the meaning of ‘brute force’ too literally.
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How to start your self-hosting adventure: a high-level overview

Getting started is probably the hardest step.
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My server setups throughout the years

From repurposed old PC-s to the elusive minimum viable server.
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My attempt at archiving nfscars.net

Nostalgia is one hell of a drug.
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Database optimization adventures on low-end hardware

Who would have thought that performing basic database optimizations could be fun?
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Things I’ve learned during my self-hosting adventure

$HOME wasn’t built in a day.
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How to fix ZFS pool not importing at boot

You have probably tried Stack Exchange and reddit at this point, so what do you have to lose?
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Quest towards energy efficiency part 1: the water heater

Alternative title: ‘Obsessing over things that nobody else cares about
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How to make digital copies of your old video tapes

Or ‘Wow, I did not know that VLC could do that!’
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What running out of SATA ports looks like

How I slapped two hard drives on a long PCIe x1 card.
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Running on fumes

0GB ought to be enough for anybody.
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Stupid project ideas #1: the War Machine

Maybe not stupid, but definitely stupid expensive.
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Disk is OK

It’s all good, man.
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How I fixed one hardware issue with another one

Two issues make a solution after all.
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This page looks better in the app

I’m not sure it does.
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The little Wi-Fi AP that could

Depends on your definition of could.
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