Home Lab and Hardware

Everything regarding my network infrastructure, gaming devices, laptops, etc.
Nov
26
breadboard with an ESP8266 and other components

My first electronic hardware: a remote pc-switch for Home Assistant

A friend recently asked me, if I know a smart home switch that runs 5V and it is pretty small.
5 min read
Nov
02
Tuxedo Aura 15 laptop on lap outside in the park

Tuxedo Aura 15 Review - A Good Linux Laptop

A personal review for the Tuxedo Aura 15 from a long time Linux user and developers perspective
14 min read
Oct
27
Pen holding up a laptop

Dell Latitude 5310 - bad performance on Linux

When I started my new job at gridscale (01.08.2020) I got a Dell Latitude 5310. Quickly I found
4 min read
Oct
02
How to choose an HBA card for your NAS or Server

How to choose an HBA card for your NAS or Server

I needed an HBA for my NAS. Did some research twice (did this a year or two ago already) and
2 min read
Aug
01
Boot several ISO images from a single USB thumb drive with Ventoy

Boot several ISO images from a single USB thumb drive with Ventoy

I have a few USB thumb drives in my drawer and never remember what each of them does. One was
1 min read
Jul
13
MikroTik CRS328-24P-4S+RM silent Fan Mod

MikroTik CRS328-24P-4S+RM silent Fan Mod

Switch the original fans with Noctua and you get an almost silent switch.
2 min read
Jul
11
I am giving up on MikroTik WiFi

I am giving up on MikroTik WiFi

A few weeks back I got myself a nice MikroTikSwitch. I really like the CRS328-24P-4S+RM which is in use
3 min read
Jul
09
Migration from Home Assistant VM to Home Assistant Blue

Migration from Home Assistant VM to Home Assistant Blue

After 7 long months of waiting, I finally got my Home Assistant Blue. It is basically an Odroid N2+ with
1 min read
Nov
10
Custom ear-buds for headphones

Custom ear-buds for headphones

A story of buying headphones and custom earbuds for sports while overthinking every aspect 🧐 Some contextHeadphones are a really personal
6 min read