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Full Load Review: TOPK Magnetic LED and Built-in Amp/Voltage meter cables

Today I’m taking a look at two cables made by TOPK. I picked these up myself from Aliexpress because they looked interesting! One has a magnetic quick disconnect with a LED and the other has a built-in Amp/Voltage meter, let’s see how they did when we stress test them a bit!

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Full Load Review: Aukey PA-T1 (PA-T15) 5 port phone charger

Another charger review! This time it’s the Aukey PA-T1 a 5 port charger which has 4 normal ports and one Quick Charge port. I also discuss the PA-T15!

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Full-Load Review: Powstro 5v 2.2A with display (HKL-USB39) phone charger

Today we’re taking a look at the Powstro 5v 2.2A phone charger with 2 normal charging ports and a display which shows you the current output voltage and amps!

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Building a 2U AMD Ryzen server (Proxmox GPU Passthrough / OBS or Xsplit in VM)

As I mentioned previously, one of the reasons for this server is to use it as a live streaming server for some of the IP cameras we use on our LAN parties. Since we now have 8MP/4K IP cameras I also wanted to stream in 4K, preferably in 60FPS to make scrolling text look all beautiful and crisp.

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Building a 2U AMD Ryzen server (Hardware configuration + ZFS settings)

I recently had the need to build a 2U Server for home and LAN party usage. Since AMD Ryzen is now offering a very interesting 8 core CPU with plenty of PCIe lanes I decided to use a Ryzen 1700x. The server is running Proxmox and is even using GPU passthrough! This post will host the first video and some configuration details that are harder to convey in a video. A second video and post with more information about some hardware and the GPU passthrough will go up after this.

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ESP8266 LED Lighting: Using QuinLED with Domoticz

Recently I finished the outdoor garden lighting, follow along while I make them QuinLED compatible and install them! Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Using QuinLED with Domoticz

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LANparty: CampZone 2017 Behind the scenes

Recently we finished another LANparty, this time it was CampZone 2017! I decided to record some footage at CampZone and do a behind the scenes video, take a look!

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DIY cloud backup: How to perform a Duplicati Restore and Tips and Tricks

Now that we have some backups made, let’s run a restore and discuss some tips and tricks!

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DIY Cloud Backup: Installing and configuring a client

In the previous article I showed you how to install and configure the server and storage. So now that we have a storage target running for a tenant, let’s install the Duplicati 2 client software and configure a backup!

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DIY cloud backup: Installing and configuring the server

Now that we have all the hardware (Server, USB3 disk cabinet and disks) we need to set it all up! This post will guide you through installing Ubuntu, setting up the storage and configuring the Minio S3 backend including how to deal with multiple tenants.

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