Complete UnRaid Server Build

I have completed my first UnRaid server build to replace an old i3 gaming machine running Hyper-V in my homelab. I was originally going to re-purpose the i3 gaming machine as my main server but have decided it really is end of life. Edit: I might still replace the Gigabyte motherboard to use it asContinue reading “Complete UnRaid Server Build”

Ryzen 5 gaming machine with 2060 Super 8Gb graphics card

I built this value and performance Ryzen 5 gaming machine with my teenage son to replace his Dell G3 gaming laptop. It was a back to school project at the end of COVID-19 lock-down here in Australia. The Dell G3 laptop which I bought new had an Intel i7 Processor (8th generation, 6-Core, 9MB Cache,Continue reading “Ryzen 5 gaming machine with 2060 Super 8Gb graphics card”

Setting up Hyper-V on Windows 10

This weekend I setup Hyper-V on Windows 10. Hyper-V is Microsoft’s product for running a Hypervisor on Windows. It is available with Windows 10 Professional and earlier versions but not Windows 10 Home. I wanted to setup Hyper-V to get more experience with virtualisation. The hypervisor runs on the host operating system or infrastructure andContinue reading “Setting up Hyper-V on Windows 10”

Dell g3 15 gaming laptop upgrade

I recently bought two Dell G3 15 gaming laptops that were on sale at the end of the financial year. My boys had been using an older custom built desktop which was becoming too slow. The Dell G3 had reasonable specifications for the price and have been replaced with a newer model with improved graphicsContinue reading “Dell g3 15 gaming laptop upgrade”

Basic modem/router setup and what you should change

We recently changed our Internet Service Provider (ISP) to switch to a better value plan with National Broadband Network (NBN). A modem/router was supplied by the ISP as part of the new plan. This was pre-configured to connect to the Internet and establish a Wifi network without needing to change any settings. It is commonContinue reading “Basic modem/router setup and what you should change”

Going paperless and protecting your digital archive at home

Have you already started to go paperless at home? Email, Apps, mobile computing and cloud are all making us more digitally connected and less reliant on paper. As a father, I often look after and keep all of my family‚Äôs documents ( such as school reports and medical information) so that I can share theseContinue reading “Going paperless and protecting your digital archive at home”