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. It uses Docker for just about everything, all of which is documented in my ansible playbook.
Most of the playbook is irrelevant now, since I no longer run Ubuntu.
Portsmouth is also a DigitalOcean droplet. 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, and it is hosted in DO’s London datacentre.
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.