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.

The IKEA-powered homelab on a wall

This pegboard can fit so much compute power on it!

Why you might not want to publicly self-host a Wikipedia clone

Does not apply if you like spam. No, not that one.

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.

I held a talk about my self-hosting adventure!

I had the opportunity to talk about my self-hosting adventure and share some tech tips at k-space, the hackerspace in Tallinn, Estonia.

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.

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.

Self-hosting Wikipedia using Kiwix

Hosting your own Wikipedia instance has never been this easy!

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.

Things I’ve learned during my self-hosting adventure

$HOME wasn’t built in a day.

Disk is OK

It’s all good, man.