I write blogs and create videos about my hobbies: DIY NAS servers, 3D-printing, home automation, and anything else that captures my attention.
I've been using Octopress 2.0 for over a decade. The time it takes to generate my site and declining traffic made it painfully obvious a change was overdue.
A small form factor, 4-bay DIY NAS featuring a Celeron N5105 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 128GB NVMe SSD, 2.5Gbps networking and TrueNAS SCALE for under $400.
I implement an off-site backup using a Mini PC, a 20TB USB HDD, TrueNAS SCALE, Tailscale, and some space at Pat's house.
I got tired of waiting for my 5-tool Prusa XL pre-order to be honored, so I started shopping around for my next printer.
A suprisingly affordable DIY NAS featuring TrueNAS SCALE, an Intel Celeron N5105 CPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 2x 250GB NVMe SSDs, and room for 7 hard drives (5x 3.5-inch and 2x 2.5 inch).
A very similar economical DIY NAS build as last year, featuring TrueNAS SCALE, a Gigabyte B450 Aorus M motherboard, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and an Antec VSK3000 Elite case.
I experiment with Orturs rotary tool, the YRR 2.0 Rotary Roller and engrave things into cylindrical objects.
I set up and use the Ortur Aufero Laser 2 for the very first time and share my thoughts on the experience.