A short ramble about something I realized over the years with my self-hosting setup.
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.
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.
A cheap USB stick and the marketing around it caused disappointment, more at 11.
Quick demonstration of a CPU replacement in a ThinkPad T430.
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?
I take a severely underpowered computer and make it do something useful.
An illustrated overview about the process of clearing the supervisor password from a ThinkPad T60, based on guides that some smart and persistent people have written.
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.
Some assembly required. No, not that one.
Experimenting with my fan control scripts ended up with an interesting discovery.
Small and very efficient, but not quite ideal for all use cases. At least it hasn’t caught on fire yet!
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.
I took a spare ThinkPad T430 and put all my home server workloads on it. Here’s how it went.
UPS, I did it again 🎵
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.
Honey, I shrunk my desktop PC!
Quick rant about the state of PC-s in 2021 regarding power and resource usage.
Comparing the experience that AMD and NVIDIA can provide in a DIY cloud gaming setup.
A build log of how I set up my own ‘cloud gaming’ setup, including all the issues I faced and attempts to fix those.
A quick overview of my experience with setting it up on a small PC box and things to consider when attempting this yourself.
Putting the ‘reuse’ in ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’.
Or ‘How to downgrade your CPU at great expense!’
At least it won’t end up in a landfill!
Silence your hard drives with this one weird trick! System administrators hate him!
Who would have thought that performing basic database optimizations could be fun?
How I slapped two hard drives on a long PCIe x1 card.
Two issues make a solution after all.
Depends on your definition of could.