Now that the house is starting to become more finished every day I thought I would show everyone what kind of “backbone” equipment I will be using, a 10 Gigabit backbone! Continue reading Home Networking: Mikrotik 10 Gbps backbone
My Ducky Shine 2 keyboard was starting to show some wear, especially around the WASD keys. So I looked around and I ordered some (real) metal keycaps! Continue reading Metal keycaps for your keyboard
Browsing the interwebs and having found the 99 cent mouse in the previous post I looked further and found a Mechanical Backlit keyboard for about 40 dollars! And from what I could find, it might actually be the real deal. So I ordered one and it arrived this week. Let’s take a look shall we. Continue reading True Mechanical keyboard for 40$
Well that title is very clear. This article links to my video I made about computer cleaning! Continue reading Clean your computer or it might EXPLODE!
Although I believe this to be all well and great for the console gamers, I’d like to highlight a different perspective on it, the PC gamers perspective, let’s start with a bit of history!
–Warning: This post has been written very much from my (a PC gamer) perspective! Continue reading Xbox One Scorpio vs PS4 Neo, great news for PC gamers!
I recently purchased a new camera and needed a new SD card for it. I selected the Lexar 1000x Professional 64GB and before I used it in the camera I ran some tests on it. Continue reading Review: Lexar 1000x Professional 64GB
This week Mikrotik released the Routerboard wAP AC. Internally it resembles the recently released hAP AC a lot so I bought some to take a look!
A while back I tested a “dumb” active POE switch. But I still have devices which require passive POE and I don’t want a mess of cables and injectors. So I took a closer look at passive PE and what is possible with it. For this I tested some devices and you can view my review below.
–Sale: If you live in The Netherlands I have some of these injectors and switches for sale! Contact me using firstname.lastname@example.org for prices!
Both for my work and private tinkering I often have the need to do bandwith tests over a network connection. Sometimes it’s troubleshooting ethernet connections up to 10Gbit, sometimes it’s testing an internet line, a WiFi link or actual real-world VPN throughput potential. Whatever the case I often need a good mutli-platform bandwith testing tool.
For this I use a program called “iperf” and while it can be a bit daunting at first with a little know-how it’s actually pretty easy! Read on to find out how to use it in a variety of situations:
I have been building private servers for over 12 years now, as written before my current server is incarnation/version 8 with several even having minor revision numbers between the big numbers. During this time I have accumulated some best practices for myself and one of them is to always perform a full surface scan on (new) disks I receive. Read more about it in this article!