A short explanation about what drives me to experiment with new hardware setups in my self-hosting hobby.
I gave in to my impulses and bought myself a small single board computer to be my power-efficient home server, here’s how it went.
Setting up a Steam LAN cache has never been this easy, so I went ahead and did some testing with different configurations.
This pegboard can fit so much compute power on it!
All of this could have been avoided if I didn’t insist on making backups of my Steam Deck.
A short ramble about something I realized over the years with my self-hosting setup.
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.
The ThinkPad as a server is back, this time with a couple of adjustments.
I take a severely underpowered computer and make it do something useful.
I took a spare ThinkPad T430 and put all my home server workloads on it. Here’s how it went.
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.
If all you have is a powerful workstation…
Silence your hard drives with this one weird trick! System administrators hate him!
This is what happens when someone takes the meaning of ‘brute force’ too literally.
Getting started is probably the hardest step.
From repurposed old PC-s to the elusive minimum viable server.
Maybe not stupid, but definitely stupid expensive.
It’s all good, man.