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.

Type Item
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240L RGB V2 65.59 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus PRIME B550M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory G.Skill Value 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL19 Memory
Memory G.Skill Value 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL19 Memory
Memory G.Skill Value 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL19 Memory
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage Samsung 870 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card ASRock Radeon RX6700XT CLD 12G Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply EVGA 600 BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
OS Arch Linux


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.