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With electricity being as pricy as it is, I looked at alternatives to my power-hungry APC UPS. This is what was recommended to me, so I gave it a go. Hasn’t burned my home down so far.

If there’s anyone here who has faced similar issues before, then I’d be more than glad to hear about how you resolved it! Here’s my take on it.

Might be interesting for those who use this PC as a small, efficient home server.

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Software is as complex as you make it.

For those wondering, an ExpressCard to M.2 NGFF adapter can be used to add even more internal storage to your laptop in the form of a short M.2 SSD. Oh, and it’s hotpluggable NVMe storage as well!

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Interesting. Didn’t know there is such a thing!

It was much easier than I would have initially guessed, mostly because other smart people did the hard work and documented it.

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Pretty sure that this community has a number of these lying around in their drawers, not doing much.

The experience was frustrating enough to warrant a separate post on it.

This kind of thing is disappointing. Sadly, most people won’t notice nor care, and companies will keep pushing this further and find more opportunities to cut corners.

You are right. I appreciate your offering such excellent advice. Tell me where I can buy children’s Tyler the Creator clothes, please.

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This one is a bit different, but dang it, it was a fun hackathon!

I got a Zimaboard to play around with and created a write-up about the experience of it running my home server workloads.

Several tried to connect the Muse headband over LabStreamingLayer to a Raspberry Pi 4, but failed. The issue is eventually that LSL does not work with arm processors. The LattePanda V1 with x86 is eventually worth testing for those :grinning:.