Worst-writer's Feb 2021 desk rig. The pic above, dear worst-reader, is the latest and greatest desktop setup of my tech world. As you may or may not note from any of my SBC and tech posts (https://worstwriter.com/tag/sbc/), I'm a cheap-o when it comes to tech stupid-money. That said, myself and my better-half are Apple fan-boys. … Continue reading Update: Tech Rig Galore And Fun Discoveries
How 'bout a bit of a worst-update regarding worst-writer's tech krapp? Yes. No. Well, then... buckle up butter cup cause I haven't typed anything all day and I am seriously itchy￼. Or maybe not.￼ As of late 2020 there's nothing left to be (technically) done, changed, updated, booted (into the bin) or saved￼ in my … Continue reading Update: Non NAS NAS Galore, SBCs, Daily Rig
In worst-writer's quest to eventually (when exactly?) dump MacOS, I've been dabbling in Linux for quite some time. The problem, of course, is that I'm a very slow learner. Add to that the relative slowness of previous RPi's, I've not yet felt comfortable with Rasbian or any other Linux distro on the RPI3, with the … Continue reading Desk Rig While Migrating To Linux
Well, there you have it, dear worst-reader. As I've indicated in many a-worst-post here and there, I hate the NAS industry. In fact, even though I kinda grew up with it, worked in it, played with it, I sort-a hate the tech industry. But that's neither here or elsewhere. And so. Of all the tech … Continue reading Worst-Road Travelled: The NON NAS NAS
As I've stated here and there in this worst-blog, Steve Jobs had it right. Long live the post-PC era. Long live... Steve? With that in mind, as of the end of 2019, I've got two too many SBC's in my abode. You know, post-PC stuff galore, dear worst-reader. Oh what to do, what to do, what … Continue reading SBC Rundown
Thought I was gonna wait a bit longer, dear worst-reader. You know, being the never-buy first iteration consume-to-survive guy that I am, at the least, I was gonna put off getting this till the thermal problems were dealt with in version 2.0. But then it was required of me for Xmas that I post some … Continue reading First RPi4
This is kind of an update to here and maybe here. This is also kind of a battle, dear worst-reader. If you haven't worst-guessed by now, it's between worst-moi, Raspberry Pi and Pine64--all at the level of SBCs, baby. That is, for the moment, Pine64 is winning my non-NAS NAS competition. Or. How does one build … Continue reading Pine64 Taking The Lead For Home Digital Storage Galore?
Subtitle: Thoughts on new Raspberry Pi 4 Been posting a few things here or there regarding my SBC journey, dear worst-reader. And what a journey it's been. It all started a few years back with the Raspberry Pi. Wow, I thought after initially fiddling with an R-Pi 2. This sort of thing could finally allow … Continue reading Pi Beats Rock In A Big Way
And yet another update is here. UPDATE (to this post): The Rock64 with 4-bay drive enclosure (the gadgets on the left in the pic above) failed the other day. That means, this entire post is null & void. Oh how I wanted the Rock64 (from Pine64) to succeed. But I suppose, for tech newbie/wannabees like … Continue reading Network Station Galore In Pine64 Heaven
Subtitle: Avoiding monolithic-monopoly personal computing on the cheap? Follow-up is here. Note on text: if you want to skip all my worst-writing, just scroll down to the The Pseudo Review. As noted here, I'm not a NAS fan. The problem with not being a NAS fan is that one may still require some form … Continue reading Pseudo-Review: DietPi And RockPro64
A kinda update to this post is here. As noted here and here, I'm having a bit of an ordeal with my home digital storage situation. In short, I've been trying to avoid having to purchase a NAS (network attached storage). Reason? Well, I hate stupid technology. To worst-moi, there is nothing more stupid than a … Continue reading NAS Hell – And Almost Part 2?
Update to this post here. Pseudo alternative subtitle: Years of digital living is hard to leave behind. But behind it must be left. As mentioned here, I've been telling myself for years, and thereby avoiding a certain kind of reality, that I need a NAS (networked-attached-storage). Although I was able to circumvent having to own … Continue reading Welcome To NAS Hell
Update here. Have I mentioned how much I hate the network attached storage industry (NAS)? I really, really hate the network attached storage industry. I mean, in the world of monopolised tech, if not monopolised everything, what is there not to hate? And so... Why in the world does a NAS have to 1) cost … Continue reading Colossal NAS SBC Shoot Out: Raspberry Pi vs RockPro64
Subtitle: How To Get Some Tech Freedom With SBC As previously mentioned here, I've been dabbling of-late in the world of SBC (Single Board Computing). Reason? I'm on a long and curvy path to weaning myself from/of Apple and its hellacious eco-system. In fact, I'm currently fiddling around with the idear of getting off the … Continue reading Getting Some Tech On
Would you believe, dear worst-reader, that I spent the last few weeks reading up on SBC's (single board computer) because... these little (miracle) devices are so silly-inexpensive AND extremely useful that I can just keep buying them in order to busy my early-retirement existence, I already have three of them in full use so why … Continue reading Pseudo Tech Test 1: RPi OMV NAS Is First Step To Freedom?