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
No. Seriously. Dear worst-reader. What could you get away with if there were no rules? For don't you know, just the other day, I came across something that blew my mind. It was about getting away with things. Or was it about there being no rules (in life)? Nomatter. While scanning the news and perhaps … Continue reading What Could You Get Away With
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?
Why go to 10 (or Xr or 8) when you can go to 11? For that is the worst-question, eh, dear worst-reader? I mean, wouldn't we all go to 11, always skipping the others, if we could? Or is the issue mute? Nomatter. The moment I'd been avoiding for so long by nursing my iPhone … Continue reading Pseudo-Review: iPhone 6s > iPhone 11
Pseudo-review of Soundcore earbuds, baby. Consuming to survive, dear worst-reader. How's it going for you? Otherwise, I bought these earbuds a few months back while you-know-who/what online store had a sale. Got them for half-price, too, don't you know. But I suppose I should also give credit where it's due regarding how I bought something … Continue reading Pods, Ears, Tech Mediocre 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: My friends 2015 MacBook has been through hell. An old friend came by the other day to mooch of an extra bed on his way to a boating thing in Köln. He does that once or thrice a year, don't you know. I mean, wouldn't you? He gets a nice place to sleep (saving … Continue reading It Takes A Licking And Keeps On…
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
Update: Article 11 is now 15 and Article 13 is not 17. Please apply as you worst-read. Last Saturday late morning I hopped on my e-bike and trekked to D'dorf's city-centre to pick up a loaf of the world's greatest bread and after that consume-to-survive a pair of fancy-pants new Birkenstock shoes. That's right, dear … Continue reading Have No Fear, Worst-Writer Is Here, To Explain Article 11 & 13 #Eurowasteland
Even though the Apple store where I bought the same configured MacBook as the heavily discounted one in the link below in January, where they discounted mine by only €250,-, the idear of someone else lucking out and getting $600,- off, really hurts. Of course, it doesn't matter at this point. I'm really digging my … Continue reading Ok. This Hurts.
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
Disclaimer: some poignant and verbose language is in this post. Good luck. Yeah, dear worst-reader. We're here once again. It's time to get it on about my beloved & missed #Americant, the Land Of Free To Be Stupid, where dysfunction wallows in a toilet bowl that some think is a swamp and will never, ever, … Continue reading Never Quite Knowing Exactly What You’re Doing–The #Americant Way
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
Right before Xmas, a few weeks ago, an executive decision was made that included two things. The first? It was time to renew some computer hardware. The second? I turned off all my Plex devices. In order to renew my hardware, though, I had to get some cash. For you see, dear worst-reader, cash is … Continue reading Feeling The Tech Burn This Morning Or What Goes Around Comes Around
Great example of how government doesn't have to be so horrible. Way to go Vermont! I mean, of course, it doesn't have to be this way. Then again, what can one do with so many #Americants onboard, drinking the Kool-aid, sucking it up because, well, no one wants to rock-the-boat. Indeed. If only constituents could … Continue reading Government Agency v Corporate Control?
We live in a world of Trump-Uglies and the disgust his ilk pro-creates. We live in a world of teeth-less, comb-over dog-fights that are clawless due to cosmetics and ill-fitted matrimony. And even better... We live in a world that is not lead by the merit of one's or the collective's actions. No. Indeed. We … Continue reading How Compulsives Run The Show
Dabbling away, dear worst-reader. Dabbling away with the fancy of my new MacBook aka exuberant über glorified typewriter. Not quite two weeks in my consume-to-survive possession, the only issue I'm having with it so-far is the colour. Seriously. I love the keyboard. Don't mind the single USB-C port (as I've got plenty of dongles already … Continue reading Let’s Call It Red-Brass, Shall We?
Title 2: Or How I Got My (Almost) Pink On What is it you do, dear worst-reader? In other worst-words, what do you do between the hell-day that is modern western consumerism run-amok aka Xmas combined with the ending of yet another krappy (worst) year in a universe lead by the greatest land of free … Continue reading Pseudo Unboxing & Review Of 2017 12″ MacBook