• ... if you use them with disks larger than 2TB

    This just happened to a friend of mine. He had two 3 TB disks in a RAID-1 configuration, attached to an older Marvell RAID controller. (But the manufacturer really doesn't matter). Suddenly Windows started complaining about being unable to access folders and then the disk completely went away. Disk management just shows it as "unformatted". However both disks report as OK. What happened?

    The Teres-1 is an open-hardware, open-source notebook designed by Olimex in Bulgaria. 

    I recently got my Olimex Teres-1 and I must say I really like this small netbook. It doesn't have the fastest CPU, the most memory or best screen, but for most purposes it's good enough. Besides, it's not meant as a high end device but a hacker toy, and one of the first devices which is (almost) completely open. You can download all schematics, all sources, blueprints, everything! This alone makes it an amazing device.

    I've had the "pleasure" to work with a few HP servers over the last years. Summary: They are horrible!

    Meanwhile my daughter Caroline climbs on all the furniture in our apartment, especially on my desk. Over my chair onto my desk and looks at all the things that are lying around. Now I have always a very tidy desk and my desk chair is in a corner at the other end of the room after use.

    A brief story about setting up an IPv6 VPN

    Recently we set up a new VPN at work. The old Cisco Anyconnect VPN isn't well supported anymore, has lots of weird quirks and needs some extra steps to get going on Windows 10 ... so we are transitioning over to OpenVPN.

    I was at home when I suddenly smelled burnt electronics. This is never a good sign, mostly because I was unable to pinpoint the source right away. Afraid of something slowly smoldering and catching fire I started going over to the breaker box to pull the main breaker for my whole flat - you know, just in case. On my way there I noticed my washing machine wasn't spinning anymore and all the LEDs were dark. So I investigated this first, and, surely enough, it broke :(

    If you own domains you probably know those E-mails all too well ...

  • damn all cloud-hosted proprietary content management systems ...

    The Echo Dot makes you feel like you live on the Enterprise or some other spaceship ... except ... in a weird alternate reality where you have to wander through dark corridors and turbolifts get stuck all the time

    Early attempt to write my own operating system (or at least shell). This is part 2 of 3.

    Early attempt to write my own operating system (or at least shell). I'm going to write three blog posts on various systems, this is the first one about the earliest one that survived


  • Comes with an App, batteries and lots of false advertising. Actually, a lot of the false advertising comes from so called tech "journalists" who also write about the great advancements "innovations" like Solar Roadways, the Batteriser and the Fontus Bottle bring to the world.