So, you love Arch Linux? It’s hugely configurable, well documented, comes with a large community and it’s not remotely bloated. It makes sense that you want to share the same platform across your desktop and servers in the cloud. But, despite being one of the largest distributions, Arch isn’t supported out-the-box in a lot of … More Running Arch Linux on Microsoft Azure in 2019
Recently I’ve been back experimenting with cryptocurrencies. I was interested in whether or not I could use a Raspberry Pi to help me – in particular I wondered whether it would be of any use for CPU or hard disk mining. To test this theory I thought I’d create my own cross-platform hard disk miner … More Installing .Net Core 2 on a Raspberry Pi
A few months ago I discussed whether I would be moving from Windows to another platform and the challenges that I could see myself facing in doing that. Since then I’ve written about the technical aspects of my move to Gentoo Linux but today thought I’d look at how I’ve addressed my day-to-day workflow … More My XFCE4 Gentoo Linux Desktop – Development, Content-Creation and Productivity Tools
Introduction I installed Gentoo Linux back in April to replace my Windows installation. Straight after the installation the first thing I wanted was to get X up and running so I had a desktop. In most distributions this is super easy but there can be a few more steps involved in Gentoo. I complicated things … More Installing X.Org and XFCE on a Multi-GPU Gentoo Linux System
Introduction Just before Christmas I found out I was going to have to move and wanted to do something with the giant pile of PC bits that was on my desk. I previously built a router and a NAS but with the clock ticking for the house move I really wanted to get a bunch … More Dual Opteron Server Build in Cheapest LED ATX Case Available (CiT GForce Gaming Case)
Last week I ran through the first half of my tutorial in getting a Gentoo Linux system installed using ZFS with an NVME disk. This week we’ll finish the tutorial and get the whole system online. … More Installing Gentoo Linux on ZFS with NVME Drive (Part 2)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I would be dumping Windows and making the move to Linux as my primary operating system. I’ve now done it and as I’m writing this my PC is now running Gentoo Linux with ZFS as the operating system for my boot drive and mounted data. This isn’t a standard configuration for Linux so I thought I’d share some of the basics on how I got it up and working. … More Installing Gentoo Linux on ZFS with NVME Drive (Part 1)
I wrote my first code at the age of 7 and have done so almost every day for the the following 26 years. I love engineering beautiful solutions with code. Despite this I’ve come to the conclusion that being a software developer sucks. … More Being a Software Developer Sucks!
Some Background Over the years I have used a great many operating systems. When considering a desktop operating system my needs have almost always been driven by which platform I was currently developing for. Not only are developer toolsets better on the platforms they are intended for but it helps to be fully familiar with … More Switching From Windows 10 – But To What?
It’s been a while since I posted an updated on my blog. Since the new year life has been a little hectic. I think I managed to forget how much work was actually involved in exam season at universities and the workload this semester along with family-life and trying to finish a software project … More BitFenix Prodigy M, Virtual Routers and More…