The optimization treadmill: why I keep changing my computing setup all the time

A short explanation about what drives me to experiment with new hardware setups in my self-hosting hobby.

Zimaboard: the closest thing to my dream home server setup

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.

Steam local network game transfers are a game-changer

Setting up a Steam LAN cache has never been this easy, so I went ahead and did some testing with different configurations.

The IKEA-powered homelab on a wall

This pegboard can fit so much compute power on it!

How I blew up my backup server (Valve pls fix)

All of this could have been avoided if I didn’t insist on making backups of my Steam Deck.

Tiered storage: use the right tool for the job

A short ramble about something I realized over the years with my self-hosting setup.

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.

ThinkPad as a server: the follow-up

The ThinkPad as a server is back, this time with a couple of adjustments.

I finally found an use case for my Raspberry Pi Model B+

I take a severely underpowered computer and make it do something useful.

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.

DIY cloud gaming: NVIDIA and Moonlight

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

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.

I’ve reached the self-hosting endgame

If all you have is a powerful workstation…

Tech tip: eliminate HDD humming noise

Silence your hard drives with this one weird trick! System administrators hate him!

Whacky setups: seedbox on a wall

This is what happens when someone takes the meaning of ‘brute force’ too literally.

How to start your self-hosting adventure: a high-level overview

Getting started is probably the hardest step.

My server setups throughout the years

From repurposed old PC-s to the elusive minimum viable server.

Stupid project ideas: the War Machine

Maybe not stupid, but definitely stupid expensive.

Disk is OK

It’s all good, man.