ODROID-HC4 the flexible NAS

The ODROID-HC4 is a relatively new device created and produced by Hardkernel, the most prominent feature are two slots at the top of the plastic housing that reveals two SATA ports. I had been looking into NAS for a long time, the thing that always stopped me from buying one was the software. Devices for consumers and small companies usually come with a limited feature set, and you depend on the support of the manufacturer to provide updates and new features....

September 18, 2021 · 7 min · Benjamin Brahmer

Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana

I’m part for a local Freifunk community and because of that I’m partially responsible for quite a lot of infrastructure. Recently we moved a new service into the responsibility of our admin group. The migration was mainly done an prepared by me. The service was Freitrix, which is a Matrix homeserver, if you don’t know Matrix yet, check it out matrix.org. While I created the new setup from scratch, I learned that Synapse,the software we use as a homeserver supports Prometheus....

May 16, 2021 · 2 min · Benjamin Brahmer

Linux with TP-Link Archer T3U AC1300

Linux, Notebooks and Wi-Fi TL;DR: Don’t buy notebooks from Lenovo, check https://www.tuxedocomputers.com I’m a big fan of free software and use and recommend it whenever I can. Now for some years I have been facing a very annoying issue, my notebook, a Lenovo G500 that I bought as a student only supports 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi. And while could upgrade the RAM from 4 to 8 GB and switch the SSHD with a SSD, I wasn’t able to upgrade the WI-FI mini PCI-e card that is build into it....

January 6, 2021 · 3 min · Benjamin Brahmer

Hello Hugo

Build your website with hugo This is my very first blog post and why not use that opportunity to tell you how I built this website, right? So when I planned to set up this website I thought about using something like WordPress, I know and actually like WordPress for its simplicity and many useful plugins. But WordPress also has a major downside, it’s running software meaning it needs to be updated regularly the same is true for its plugins and themes....

December 8, 2020 · 3 min · Benjamin Brahmer