Overclocking my old “Raspberry Pi 3 Model B”

The Raspberry Pi 4 boards now cost around $200, sometimes more! Some of us may opt to dust off our old Raspberry Pi 3’s instead of purchasing a new version 4. You may remember my original overclocking posts for Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Pi 2. This Raspberry Pi 3 overclock post seeks to overclock […]

Firewalla Blue Plus Review by Ben Isai

I’d like to start off by thanking @hydn for the opportunity to enter and win this FWB+. Background I really enjoy homelabbing and playing with Linux (Servers/Networking devices). I have a few mini PCs, Raspberry Pis and other devices around the house that I thinker’ with. In 2020, I discovered Firewalla, and this company had everything I wanted, a beautiful phone […]

Pockit: A card-sized modular computer

Hey everyone! Hayden invited me to talk about the project I’ve been working on – a device named Pockit.   About Project Pockit The project aims to let users quickly build various types of gadgets by connecting any arrangement of modular “Blocks” (each corresponding to a specific function: Button, SD card, Camera, Servo-Motor, Relay, etc.) […]

What to buy for your Raspberry Pi 4

Over the past year, the prices of Raspberry Pi 4 boards have skyrocketed to $200, $300 and even $400! If you don’t already have one, you may want to look into alternatives. Such as used Lenovo, Dell and HP micro and nano PCs from eBay. Currently, I’m using the ThinkCentre M73 (replaced broken link: ThinkCentre […]

Home Network Security: Firewalla Blue Plus – Giveaway

Home network security refers to the protection of networks that connect devices – such as routers, computers, smartphones, security cameras, etc. – to each other and the outside web. Although most home network attacks are non-personal, once a network connects to the internet, it is immediately vulnerable and susceptible to a cascade of external threats. […]

Home Lab inspiration – A letter from a reader

Over the years, millions of people have created blogs to write and share things that they are passionate about. That is one of the main reasons I started this blog many years ago which includes sharing Home Lab inspiration. So today, what I’m about to share is part of the joy experienced when you publish […]

Zorin Linux – As a Windows OS (and MacOS) Replacement

This article has been edited and updated from the original 2014 article. Zorin Linux makes a great Windows OS replacement and now even MacOS replacement. Seven years later and I’m more confident about this recommendation. In the past, you’ve probably heard about or been affected by the retirement of Windows XP support on April 8, […]

Home Lab Beginners guide – Hardware

Until recently, and for well over the past decade, my wife and I have been nomads. Moving from the Caribbean to Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and now back home. This has meant that for many of those years, my home office basically comprised of a few laptops and screens. These days, we are more […]

5 Network Devices for work-from-home and Small Business

Over the past year, we’ve seen a mass migration from the office to the home office. This continues to increase the requirements for better network security, greater capacity, and additional capabilities. Small business and work-from-home networks must be more performant, reliable, accountable, and easier to manage. As such, network devices designed for consumers and small […]