Must-Have Devices to boost your Linux skills (2024)

Are you ready for a transformative journey that will elevate your Linux skills in ways theoretical learning alone can’t? The devices mentioned in this article offer a great way to get hands-on experience and change how you understand and use Linux skills in practical, everyday scenarios. 4 Linux Devices for Hands-On Learning Boosting your Linux […]

Firewalla – Home Network Security Firewall Devices

Home network security involves safeguarding the network that interconnects devices like routers, computers, smartphones, and security cameras, both among themselves and with the internet. Regardless of whether the intent of cyberattacks on home networks is personal, the moment a network is online, it becomes exposed to a multitude of external threats. The scale of the […]

Zorin Linux – As a Windows OS (and MacOS) Replacement

This article has been edited and updated from the original 2014 article. Zorin Linux makes a great Windows OS replacement and now even MacOS replacement. Seven years later and I’m more confident about this recommendation. In the past, you’ve probably heard about or been affected by the retirement of Windows XP support on April 8, […]

What to buy for your Raspberry Pi 5

Back in January 2014, I ordered my first Raspberry Pi (Model B revision 2). Very soon, I realized that there was a host of options to choose from for the required accessories needed to get started. As such, I spent months of research and testing to ensure that I didn’t keep wasting time replacing accessories […]

5 Network Devices for work-from-home and Small Business

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a mass migration from the work office to the home office. This continues to increase the requirements for better home network security, capacity, and additional capabilities. Small business and work-from-home networks must be more performant, reliable, accountable, and easier to manage. As such, network devices designed for consumers […]

Home Lab Beginners guide (Hardware)

Until recently, and for well over the past decade, my wife and I have been nomads. Moving from the Caribbean to Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and now back home. This has meant that for many of those years, my home office basically comprised of a few laptops and screens. These days, we are […]

Peplink Balance 20x Router Review: So Good, I Forgot It Was There

As the world becomes increasingly connected, more people rely on routers to provide stable and fast internet connections for their residences, home offices, and small businesses. Moreover, it is now quite common for routers in these scenarios to possess enterprise-grade capabilities and scalability. One such router is the Peplink Balance 20x. For the last three […]

Overclocking my old “Raspberry Pi 3 Model B”

The Raspberry Pi 4 boards now cost around $200, sometimes more! Some of us may opt to dust off our old Raspberry Pi 3’s instead of purchasing a new version 4. You may remember my original overclocking posts for Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Pi 2. This Raspberry Pi 3 overclock post seeks to overclock […]

Firewalla Blue Plus Review by Ben Isai

I’d like to start off by thanking @hydn for the opportunity to enter and win this FWB+. Background I really enjoy homelabbing and playing with Linux (Servers/Networking devices). I have a few mini PCs, Raspberry Pis and other devices around the house that I thinker’ with. In 2020, I discovered Firewalla, and this company had everything I wanted, a beautiful phone […]

Pockit: A card-sized modular computer

Hey everyone! Hayden invited me to talk about the project I’ve been working on – a device named Pockit.   About Project Pockit The project aims to let users quickly build various types of gadgets by connecting any arrangement of modular “Blocks” (each corresponding to a specific function: Button, SD card, Camera, Servo-Motor, Relay, etc.) […]

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