So… I need a PC Refresh The video that launched my YouTube channel was my workstation build back in summer 2016. It had 2 Xeon E5 2660 v4 CPUs with 14 cores each. That’s a total of 28 cores and 56 threads. Almost 3 years on it’s still epic – a Ryzen Threadripper 2990X beats … More Insane $12,000 RGB Water Cooled Xeon Workstation Build
I haven’t written a blog update in quite some time and this is going to be very different to the bulk of my content. Nonetheless I thought it was worth writing in case anybody is trying to find information on this. Instead of geeky tech stuff today I’ll be covering eating vegan in business and … More Vegan Food When Flying First and Business Class (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Delta)
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
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)
I’m researching how robotics can help mental health and thought I’d share an academic poster I am presenting shortly. … More Can Robotics Support Mental Health Outcomes?
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)
X11 is filled with issue and is coming up on 30 years old yet it still runs almost every Linux desktop out there. What are the problems with it and how is Wayland going to try and solve them? … More X11 Sucks… So What’s Up With Wayland?
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?