Until recently Google Cloud Platform was the only major cloud provider that offered true ‘Always Free’, true VM hosting. Amazon Web Services does also offer Free “EC2” VM hosting, however that is only valid for one year. Recently however, Oracle has released their own ‘Always Free’ offering that at first glance appears to be much… Continue reading ‘Always Free’ cloud VM hosting comparison – GCP vs Oracle Cloud for hobbyists
This is an update to last year’s ultra budget NAS build. Since I had mentioned “2018” in the title, I am now obligated to make a “2019” update. So what has changed since then?Firstly, the prices for internal HDDs haven’t fallen. The Intenso drives I used last year are still some of the best in… Continue reading Ultra Budget NAS build 2019: 16TB and more speed for 350€
For several years my photo editing workflow went something like this: Take a picture, RAW+JPEG. Plug SD card into my PC. Import it into Lightroom Classic CC, lossless conversion to DNG. Occasionally LR backs up its catalog. Windows File History backs them up to my NAS. A script backs them up to LTO-4 tapes. I’ll… Continue reading Migrating from Adobe CC to Open Source Software
I decided to switch the main WordPress site from the Google Cloud back to (a different) hosting provider. Turns out a tiny Compute Engine costs at least 6 times as much to maintain and is actually way slower than just dedicated hosting despite my best efforts optimize every aspect of the software. For really small… Continue reading Yet another page redesign
With the release of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and me still looking to build a NAS (Network attached storage or home server), this ultra budget build was something I came up with: Components for the Budget NAS build 2018 1x Raspberry Pi 3 Modell B+ ~35€ 4x Cremax Icy Dock MB559UEA-1SB ~8€ each… Continue reading Ultra Budget NAS build 2018: 12TB for 300€
If you are one of the few readers who come visit from time to time, you may have noticed some changes. I decided that it was time for a fresh start and so I completely cleaned out the old blog, updated the backend, added SSL encryption and a new theme. From now on, instead of… Continue reading New site!