Totally different story today. For those who follow me around on Twitter already know that I enjoy making my own bread. And at this point I would like to share my favorite recipe. It has a nice thicc crust around and is very soft inside. Credit goes to a YouTube video from which I adopted the basis and made my own adjustments to it.
I will provide the ingredients and measurements for both US and Europe (Austria/Germany).
While I was bored and had a spare NanoPi Neo3 laying around I though to myself why not make good use of it? With its small size, gigabit ethernet and a USB3 port it is the perfect board for creating servers or in this case a crude network storage. Some of you already read about it on Twitter.
Finally found a new purpose for my #NanoPi Neo3 #SBC. Serves now as simple home #NAS.
With a SSD connected via USB3 for local caching it syncs everything (on user choice) encrypted or not to the #cloud in the background.
Intentionally I did not plan to write an article about this project since I believe it is poorly hacked together and it also suffers from performance issues which I could solve partially at least. However to anticipate the excitement for all the Neo3 owners: I did not finish this project on this board and had to switch to a more expensive model to accomplish full speed. If you are fine with slower speeds it is still perfectly fine though.
Since my cloud backend would be Google I realized that this way I can access all the data on my phone as well simply by using the Drive app. This is comfortable but also concerning since I do not want to blindly send all my data plain to the cloud and simply trust a hugh company in the US. So I split it up into two shares: an unencrypted one for mobile access and an encrypted one for local access only.
With its lack of HDMI and other screen connectors this board is clearly designed for headless application like acting as a router, home server, network-attached storage (NAS), media station or everything together the same time. Paying 60$ plus shipping and tax might sound a bit much for a headless board but depending on the usage it can be well worth the money.
I have to admit I do not really know why I bought a board with dual gigabit NIC. I just knew I need to have it. Maybe I have a weakness for (powerful) headless SBCs 😄
As you might have already got through Twitter I recently received a Pinebook Pro. While it looks like a normal well made laptop from the outside its internals are way different than you are used to. There is no such thing like a BIOS/UEFI that greets you and it is quite likely that you are stuck with a blank screen if you do not know what you are doing.
Also I will explain why this laptop does not come with a charging adapter by default.Update: It DOES come with a PSU. Check below.
I have been using the Station P1 mini-computer for a while now and as already stated occasionally I am pretty happy with it. For the last couple of weeks it’s been used on daily basis. Fun fact: I am writing this article on it right now. The main reason for that is its electric efficiency. While my main workstation wastes lots of power for mostly being idle all the time the Station P1 barely exceeds 20 watts of consumed power while being very busy. For comparison the graphics card in my desktop computer consumes twice the amount while being idle(!).
Each time I think about this NicoD comes to my mind for his description for desktop PCs as “giant space heaters”. There is a bit of truth in these words.
prompt right before the compilation starts to make changes to the source code, separate for U-Boot and kernel, and will create patch files out of this. If you want these patches are included in the normal run, you need to copy them to their appropriate directories.
While this basically puts stuff in a nutshell for beginners this could be a bit confusing.
In this post I will show you step by step how this works in a practical example.