‘Always Free’ cloud VM hosting comparison – GCP vs Oracle Cloud for hobbyists

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 …

Ultra Budget NAS build 2019: 16TB and more speed for 350€

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 …

Migrating from Adobe CC to Open Source Software

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 …