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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

    May 18, 2019

    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…

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  • ATP: Dumbed Down, Locked Down

    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



  • Fediverse Link Bot

    August 27, 2018

    In the past it was easy to share interesting, or funny finds on the Internet. First of all, the Internet was this magical place which was called “cyberspace” by the “common folk”. Only people who were really interested in this new medium were able to use it properly, as it…

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  • There and back again

    August 21, 2018

    “What, you changed your blog? Again?!“. That is something I hear very often these days. And they are right, every single one of them. For a while it seemed that I was changing blogging software and blog themes more often than my underwear. But that is all over now, for…

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