Centroid.EU Blog(this blog is mostly encrypted - adults only)
April 13th, 2020
In the past I've used these listed cloud providers:
Another honorable mention goes to:
All these providers should be able to get you an OpenBSD cloud computer.
Vultr and Transip.eu taught me that the console sometimes works best in
NL language mode. Hetzner has 20 TB traffic or something per VPS which
is awesome. Right now I'M not using any cloud computers I'm using real
computers (bare metal), but I'm keeping my eye on these as when the
computers (intel cpu's) are fixed there is all the reason to go back to
April 13th, 2020
I'm not buying any new computers (hopefully) until 2022. That is my plan.
And then I'm going to make changes.
- beta - my workhorse OpenBSD/amd64 workstation will likely be changed to run
Windows Server 2019 until the year 2024 before retirement. (it will be 10 y.o.)
- the NUC that runs Windows server now will remain a Windows workstation but
I may increase the RAM on it to 16 GB, until 2024 at least
- I'm looking for a non-x86_64 workstation for 2022, whether it will be a
raspberry pi 4 or a raspberry pi 5 (doesn't exist yet). I do not know.
- My servers that I have now will remain until 2023/2024, after that I'll
have a colo (dreams) or go back to the cloud.
- I'll need a new core router for home, something that is faster (than a
unifi security gateway), and that doesn't have fans, I prefer OpenBSD OS on it.
The speed I intend to go to 250 Mbit/s in 2021/2022, and possibly gigabit fibre
in 2024 (if available)
- In 2021 or 2022 I'm looking to replace my vodafone gigacube flex with a
spacex starlink setup for backup purposes, it has to be powerable by my solar
battery (12V) for emergency service
So you see I'm somewhat slimming down, but also phasing out Intel (hopefully).
April 12th, 2020
I don't really know much about easter other than that I sometimes get a
chocolate easter bunny to eat. But for those that this day has meaning..
April 8th, 2020
Is the EU just a monetary union? Here is what I've heard. Spain, France and
Italy want Corona bonds. Germany wants to use an ESM directive that would
put conditions on borrowing money. In my understanding it is China and
the USA's best interests to see a weak EU, even a disbanded EU. We should
look at ourselves, but don't let it be influenced from elsewhere. Let's take
a good look. What's wrong with this EU? How can it be bettered? Where is
our solidarity towards member countries?
April 7th, 2020
I turned the heat on on October 7th so it's been six full months electric heating. We have great
25C weather outside now, and I could have been a bit faster turning the heat
off. Oh well. Now is spring and soon summer.
April 2nd, 2020
I have written a simple configfile for the centroid blog. You find the repo
in the "Other Links" section on the right under "Centroid Blog Open Source".
there was some differences between what was running here and what is running
at delphinusdns.org so I merged them. There is now minute differences to what
it was before on this blog. But I can fix that soonish. This also makes
running this blog on other hosts much much easier. The changes from yesterday
are in the repo now, btw.
April 1st, 2020
Not an April fools joke, but I foolishly wrote it on the live blog. We now
have a "This day in..." section on the right. There you can see what happend
on other years of this day. I haven't ironed out any bugs if there is any,
but this should be ok. This was directly inspired by slashdot, which I read
April 1st, 2020
Today is a foolish day. I'm gonna do foolish things I think.
March 27th, 2020
A few weeks ago I likened this a standoff between a biological virus and the
Internet. But now there is AI and supercomputers folding virus proteins and
they may not be online. All efforts humanity has against this virus is our
beloved computers. Home office, only possible with Internet. It doesn't
defend against the virus but creates an airgap between infections. If you
haven't heard already Rosetta@Home and Folding@Home are crunching numbers
against this virus. The outcome is models on how it works, to better
understand it. I'm not going to partake in this because I don't have a big
ass GPU to have an efficient means of partipation. This is also why I
haven't partiticipated in the late SETI@home. Good luck to the microchip
winning against the virus.
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