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  • Intel NUC in Akasa fan-less cases

    My Intel NUC home lab is finally fan-less. In the summer months, with air temperatures of 30˚ to 40˚C, the small fans were spinning almost all day. Especially with the older models. Nevermore!

    I finally decided to get Akasa cases for the NUC. As they are sitting on one of my desks, I decided to go with the Plato line. The X7D for the NUC7i5BNH, the X7 for the NUC7i7DNHE and the X8 for the NUC8i7BEH.

    August 4, 2019 9:22 PM


  • I am now working with Linux for more than 20 years, but I have never, ever encountered the ProxyJump or the ProxyCommand SSH client configuration options before. They make life so much easier for some of the environments I have to connect to!

    May 26, 2019 10:00 PM

  • Use your own certificates with vCenter 6.7

    Managing your own CA is usually very tedious and time consuming, so I decided to partly automate it using a Docker container and easy-rsa. The container generates my CA and server/client certificates for all my devices in my home office and the test lab. VMware vSphere always offered the…

    May 18, 2019 11:36 PM

  • I have the same thought for the last couple of years, but I was never able to articulate it in a short and poignant way. In my opinion, Marco Arment's comment is exactly on-point. The shift to mobile and mobile design dumbs down interfaces and removes "power users" from the equation. Especially on the Mac!

    April 24, 2019 6:07 PM