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Dell Latitude 5411: the Linux compatibility sweet spot

It’s a jet engine with an integrated furnace, but at the same time it fits into the Linux compatibility sweet spot. Not great, not terrible.

TOMO M4: probably the coolest power bank I’ve owned

All the reasons why I find this particular power bank to be really neat and why it could realistically be the last power bank I buy.

LattePanda V1 - my experience with a Raspberry Pi alternative

I got a LattePanda V1 and gave it a go as a Raspberry Pi replacement for my self-hosting setup. Here’s how it went.

Shrinkflation, SanDisk style

A cheap USB stick and the marketing around it caused disappointment, more at 11.

I have a ‘Dall UD19PB ThundeRbglt Dock’: my experience with the HP Elitebook 845 G9

I’ve tried out newer laptops before and it was nothing short of a disaster. Is this HP any different, or do I need to go back to my ThinkPad T430 again?

Testing a cheap ExpressCard to NVMe SSD adapter on my ThinkPad T430

I got curious about an ExpressCard to NVMe M.2 NGFF adapter I saw on Reddit, so I got one to try out myself, ending up with a total of 4 SSD-s on my ThinkPad T430. Yes, four.

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!

My self-hosting setup has an UPS now, here’s my experience with it

UPS, I did it again 🎵

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.

ASRock DeskMini X300: the future form factor of desktop PC-s?

Honey, I shrunk my desktop PC!

Turning leftover PC parts into a decent gaming PC

Putting the ‘reuse’ in ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G: first impressions on Fedora 34

Or ‘How to downgrade your CPU at great expense!’

What running out of SATA ports looks like

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