9th gen. Twentytwenty

And still no contact. But this whole climatechangethingammajib seems to get going. Just about time. Hopefully. Radio is still rather meh. I hate public electric scooters. People drive them everywhere, way to fast, often drunk and put them down careless wherever they want /rant. Anyway, got a new Job. And more of those moneys. Good, i need to find a way to deal with my pretentious ideas and get a computer i actually like to use...



Pretty much the first Notebook i actually bought brand new. And quite a beast it is! I was just sick of continually trying (and failing) to find the perfect super cheap used mint up-to-date super duper schnäppchen one size fits all dream machine. Thus i scribbled down a List of what i really, really wanted, took all the money i could spare and looked what i could find for that money which would tick the most boxes. It was this one. And boy it is quite Awesome!
Powerfull enough for next to anything including gaming. Well build, nice display, sturdy, god keyboard. Chicklets, though. No way around that these days. Its fine. Light enough the be carried around, decent battery run time.
Its not tiny. Or lightweigth. I can get something else for that.
  • Dell Precision 7550 (Intel WM490)
    • i7-10850H
    • 2x8192MB Hynix HMA81GS6CJR8N-XN, 2x8192MB Crucial CT8G4SFRA32A | DDR4 3200MHz
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630 / Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000
    • 15.6" matte FHD IPS sRGB Display
    • Intel I219-LM / Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
    • Realtek ALC3281
    • Western Digital PC SN730 NVMe WDC 512GB, WDS100T2B0B 1TB SSD, Intenso M.2 SSD 3832460 1TB SSD
    • Razer Core X
      • Inno3D Geforce RTX 3070 Twin X2 LHR
    • Dell WD19DC
      • Dell P2720DC
      • Dell U2422HE
      • Nameless USB Hub
        • Razer Deathadder V2
        • Aukey KM-G9
        • HP LaserJet 1020
      • Edifier G2000
  • Artix Linux, Arch Linux, Fedora 38, Windows 11



I surrendered. My Soul is tainted. Not that i believe in such a concept. Anyway. Got a good deal for this. And i really quite like it. Lightweight, good battery runtime, a really nice 4:3 IPS panel and even the chicklets are quite decent. To be honest, it fits my needs very well. Not so much my wants, but meh. I have my chimeara for awesome and this for every day use. I'am fine now.
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (Intel 495)
    • i5-10351G1
    • 1x8192MB LPDDR4
    • Intel UHD G1 Graphics
    • 12.4" 4:3 1536x1024 96% RGB glossy IPS
    • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
    • Realtek ALC3274
    • Dell U2422HE
      • Logitech KT400+
      • Edifier G2000
  • Fedora 38


2020.08-2021-01 (2021-01- less gaming, more video and web)

This should have been my new gaming rig. It ended up being my last Lenovo, probably ever. See the blog post linked below for more. Anyway, except the broken battery firmware this thing is quite good.
  • Lenovo Legion Y530 (Intel HM370)
    • i7-8750H
    • 2x8192MB DDR4 3200MHz
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630 / Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050TI
    • 15.6" matte FHD IPS 144Hz Display
    • Realtek RTL8168 / Intel Wireless-AC 3165
    • Realtek ALC236
    • Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB
    • Dell WM 524
  • Artix Linux, Windows 10


2021.10-2023.2 (then Media Center)

Unusual new, pricey and branded. Who am i and what did i do with myself? Anyway. Saves a lot of power and space. And is very quiet. And kinda cute. I mean, its called Cubi!
It was awesome, up until around mid 2023 when i changed gears and dismantled most of my installation: i got sick of caring for all my shenanigans when they had lost most of there appeal for me. At least for now. I still have a home automating project on the back burner, though. But that will be detached from a server. Which i also still want. But a pi zero isnow plenty enough.
  • MSI Cubi 5 10M-048DE (Intel H81)
    • i5-10210U
    • 1x8192MB DDR4
    • Intel UHD Graphics
    • Medion MD30667 DE-S
    • Intel I219-V, Realtek RTL8155
    • Realtek RTL8814AU, Qualcom Atheros AR9271
    • Arduino Nano
      • DS18B20, 433MHz Transceiver, 7 Relays
    • eBay special XMOS based USB-DAC
      • DIY Amp based on a Braun Audio 308's salvaged power amplifier
        • Pearless PP 33
    • WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1032, TOSHIBA-TR200, Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB, Seagate ST8000AS0002
    • Logitech KT400+
    • Devuan Linux


I have a common router now. Like a normal fellow humanoid. The Pi fills the gaps, connected via USB device mode. Because why not :)
  • TP-Link Archer C7 v.2
    • Atheros QCA9558
    • 128MB RAM
    • 16MB Flash, Toshiba THNSFJ256GCSU
    • Raspberry Pi Zero v1.2
      • Broadcom BCM2835
      • 512MB LPDDR2
      • 128GB Sandisk High Endurance uSD
      • Raspbian
    • OpenWRT

Media Center


Isn't it cute? Kinda like a companion cube. Well, as much as a pet stone is kinda like a cat on a roomba. Am i talking nonsese? Anyway, Former Server, now media center. Centers medias. Does so quite well, i like!
  • MSI Cubi 5 10M-048DE (Intel H81)
    • i5-10210U
    • 1x8192MB DDR4
    • Intel UHD Graphics
      • Samsung GU43AU7199UXZG
    • Intel I219-V, Intel AC 9462
    • WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-256G-1032 0.25TB, Seagate ST5000LM000-2AN170 5TB, Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB
    • Logitech KT400+
  • Devuan Linux

Pet -stone- notebook


This is my Pet Notebook. I wanted to build one from the day i heard about the Nitrocaster Mod. I bought the mod in 2019, maybe 2018. In november of 2020 i bought a broken, dirty X230 from ebay. And in december 2020 i was mostly done and had it in a working state.
  • Thinkpad x230 Chimæra (Intel QM77 Express)
    • coreboot
    • i5-3320M
    • 2x4096MB DDR3 1600MHz
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • 12.5" matte FHD IPS (nitrocaster mod, panel from X250)
    • ExpressCard Beast EXP GDC
      • Gigabyte Windforce GTX 750 Ti
    • Intel 82579LM / Intel Wireless 7260
    • Realtek ALC3202
    • MacBook Pro 13" A1278 Speakers
  • Artix Linux

I had a cheap eGPU-Kit from Aliexpress, bought in maybe 2018 for the T520 and never ever even tried out. But in february of 2023 i finally was on fire and tried it out on the Chimæra. It worked, so i bought a nice GPU for it. Rather cheap, but plenty fast in comparsion to the age of the Chimæra. It can play Metro Last light redux perfectly fine.
I event printed a nice case for it. This thing really is a project notebook. Still thinking about what i could do next :D


This is now my new precious. Soooo cute! I always wanted a usable ultra portable, but this is the first one i got early enough that it is still usefull. Although "usefull" ...
Its about the size of 7" Tablet with a wee tiny keyboard. Very cute, but not all that practical in the grand scheme of things. For me it has its uses. It can do most of what a small tablet could do for me, and then some. Web, SSH, Video, such things.
  • GPD Pocket 2
    • Intel Core m3-3965Y
    • 8192MB LPDDR3
    • Intel HD 615 Graphics
    • 7" 16:10 1920x1200 glossy H-IPS
    • Intel Wireless 3165
    • 128GB eMMC5
    • Dell U2422HE
      • Logitech KT400+
      • Edifier G2000
  • Fedora 38

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