Seeing as my main gaming rig is also my video editing PC and it now sits in my workshop, I’m in need of a “basic” gaming PC for the living room. Check out my video build vlog to see what components I chose and how it performs.
The Portege Z930 can be picked up dirt cheap on auction sites these days. They’ve gotten long enough in the teeth that companies are getting rid, but they’re still workable machines with a couple of tweaks, namely the storage and the RAM. In this video I show you how to upgrade both:
If you’re a PC enthusiast you probably like to keep track of your systems stats while you’re working or playing. With games this always meant you had to keep an overlay program running, which can get in the way of, you know, actually gaming. Thankfully it’s shockingly easy to setup a second display to show… Continue reading Create a PC Stats Display with Raspberry Pi
Newer versions of Plex Media Server do not allow unauthorised devices to connect to the DLNA server by default. This can be particularly annoying for devices like HiFi receivers with network connectivity, which are capable of streaming from DLNA servers but have no native Plex app available. To get around this you can explicitly permit… Continue reading Allow DLNA Devices to Connect to Plex
The current COVID-19 pandemic is a terrible thing. Thankfully brains much larger than yours or mine are working tirelessly to understand the virus better and come up with a solution to the problem. While most of us are sat at home watching Netflix there is an operation under foot to crunch through as muich data… Continue reading Help Fight COVID-19 with Folding@Home
If you split your time between two or more countries it can be a real hassle to manage your online life. Not only do you run the risk of triggering security processes employed by banks, etc but it can also be a struggle to use things like online streaming services which you’re paying for or… Continue reading Create A VPN Server With A Raspberry Pi
So by now our home server is sharing files to our home network, acting as a media server via Plex, it’s managing all our downloads AND we’re sharing our personal doucments on our own personal cloud. What else is there? Well, we’re about to set our server up to act as a VPN node, so… Continue reading Ultimate Home Server Part 8 – VPN Server
I’ve talked a bit about installing Nextcloud on various devices in recent posts, but thus far I’ve not explained how you can access your server from outside your home network. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to do.
A short while back I created my own home server which, among other things, used Nextcloud to act as a private cloud server to hold all my important documents and synchronise them across my devices. It’s working really well, but what if you didn’t want to have a great hulking PC running in your house… Continue reading Setup a Raspberry Pi Cloud Server With Nextcloud
Services like Dropbox are great, but I always recoil slightly at the use of the term “The Cloud” when really all that means is “someone else’s computer”.