Documentation of my various devices. I name them, primarily, after places in Alberta. PC Part Picker links are included.
My main gaming / general stuff-doing PC. Built in 2020, rather shamefully, as pandemic boredom relief, originally with a 1070 that I bought back in 2016 in the UK. It runs Arch Linux, on which most games work perfectly fine through Valve’s Proton.
A Thinkpad T420 that I’ve had since University. Canmore’s recently been upgraded to an SSD and it continues to serve me very well, but some of its shortcomings became apparent when I was OOMing during Zoom calls in my last job. Not fun!
It doesn’t get used very often anymore, but one of the cats likes using it as a seat.
Banff is a Hetzner VPS that this website runs on and is the central powerhouse for my personal digital infrastructure.
Portsmouth is also a Hetzner VPS. One of my ongoing obligations is to my Scout Group in the UK, the 8th Portsmouth. I host their website and provide mail forwarding for them; this all happens on Portsmouth. It breaks the Alberta naming rule for obvious reasons.
Drumheller is a Gigabyte Intel NUC that is serving as my home server. It’s set up to run Jellyfin and Pihole among other stuff. It’s not pretty, it’s barely safe, but it’s been a fun thing to play around with. Some day I will have a proper home server.
Recently, I migrated it from Arch to Debian. Something about that seems sensible.
A woefully underutilised Raspberry Pi 4 8GB. They went on sale at Memory Express around Christmas time, so I nabbed one. At the moment, it only runs LibreELEC and is our main Netflix client. I should do something else with it though since it’s such a beefy little thing. Vulcan seemed an appropriate name since we watch an unhealthy amount of Star Trek in our house - and it IS a place in Alberta.