I’ve been running two Samsung 950 Pro 512GB in raid0 for a total of 1TB of NVMe storage as my boot drive in my desktop PC. I didn’t really want to run raid0 originally but I started with one drive and it turned out to not be enough space so I added another one a couple of years ago. Now I’ve used almost 900GB so it was time for an upgrade, I blame all these huge modern games. Continue reading “Two 950 Pro 512GB in raid0 vs one 970 Evo Plus 2TB”
I’m building a FreeNAS server right now from some pretty old hardware, it’s based on an old AMD Phenom triple core CPU. The motherboard has one X16 PCIe slot and some X1 slots. The X16 slot I needed for my HBA-card (X8) which my hard drives connect to. That leaves only X1 slots and this CPU has no integrated graphics. Continue reading “PCIe X1 graphics card, will it run Crysis?”
I haven’t been able to find much information on this but from what I’ve found it looks like you have to pay in order to install a custom SSL certificate for the Pritunl web interface. You get a self signed certificate when you install Pritunl but I’m sure most people that do that want a valid certificate, even if it’s just for a small server running in a closet. Continue reading “How to setup a custom SSL certificate for the free version of Pritunl”
This will be a quick tip! If you are using Git over SSH and the Git server isn’t using the default port of 22 for SSH things doesn’t just work any more. You can no longer for instance run:
git clone email@example.com:group/project.git
That will just time out since Git assumes you are using the default port. Instead you need to run the following command:
git clone ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org:5555/group/project.git
Replace 5555 with the custom port that your Git server is using.
Spinrite is a really nice data recovery/drive maintenance software from GRC. But it was made before the time when booting from USB drives became popular, or even possible. The manual even begins with “CREATE A CLEAN BOOT DISKETTE”, which should tell you just how old it is. That doesn’t mean it still isn’t useful but it would be really nice not to have to boot from a diskette or a CD/DVD. Continue reading “How to create a bootable USB drive for Spinrite”
I recently finished the excellent Mooncrash DLC for Prey and I thought I would at the same time record the final escape since it can be a bit tricky. So here is the video of me escaping with all the five characters in a single simulation! Continue reading “How to beat the Mooncrash DLC for Prey”
I find that the Windows Store on Windows 10 often is overlooked. And frankly there are a lot of good reasons to do that but it’s not all bad. One of the best things about the store I think is the ability for developers to distribute their classic win32 apps. I think that if you have the choice between downloading an app from the developers website or the Windows Store, you should choose the Store. Continue reading “The best classic Windows apps you should get from the Windows Store”
Plex is my platform of choice for streaming local media. It’s great for streaming my Blu-ray collection to any platform I use that have a Plex app on it. But not all platforms support direct playback of Blu-ray rips (mkv-files). I can still play it but the video needs to be transcoded by the Plex media server first to a format the player supports. That process can be quite intensive for an uncompressed Blu-ray. Continue reading “How to use integrated graphics for Plex transcoding”
After getting a taste for liquid metal, not literally, during my delidding project I was thinking, isn’t there anything else that could benefit from liquid metal? I happen to own an older laptop that I don’t really use anymore so I thought why not, lets liquid metal it!
Continue reading “How I “liquid metaled” my laptop”
We’ve been able to rip our DVD and Blu-ray collections for a long time now but we’ve been pretty much out of luck when it comes to UHD Blu-rays. But it seems like that is changing because it is possible today to rip UHD Blu-rays! It’s not as easy as ripping DVD:s or Blu-rays but it can be done and I’m going to show you how! Continue reading “How to rip UHD Blu-rays”