I have a Dell Optiplex 3060 here, that I used as a backup desktop with Linux, but now I'm trying to use it essentially as a streaming host for games (Fallout, GTA...), unfortunately that means Windows.
And even less fortunate: Windows seems to think, fan speeds only know one direction: up.
Essentially, the machine starts nice and reasonably quite, but after some load (e.g. a game), the fans never spin down again. Even if the temps are fine (all cores at <30°C, GPU at 48°C), it keeps running in turbine mode.
The only "fix" is a sleep or power cycle.
Since this machine is supposed to run relatively long hours and sit in my room, this is quite annoying and I'm kind of out of ideas.
Newest BIOS and all the Dell Magic™ are installed.
I just browsed eBay a bit and saw that older, used SAS drives can be had pretty cheap - 30€ for 4TB, but of course rather old drives, sometimes 10 years old.
Now, I wouldn't expect ultra reliable, ultra fast, super cheap drives here. But this offer seems compelling, even buying a spare drive for higher redundancy would still be pretty cheap.
Question is: am I too optimistic here? Are these drives bound to fail within 3 months?
I'm using Feedly (google reader clone) to keep track of my news. However, there are tons of duplicates (same event/topic different sources).
I was just thinking about using text summaries + similarity analysis (possible AI driven) to cluster groups of articles. Are there already solutions for that? I could build it myself, but I'm not exactly the best web dev.
I have a public SMB share mainly as a media dump. Everyone can read and write, without any auth - as intended.
However, if I copy files via SSH (as a regular user, not the samba user), these files are of course owned by that user and thus not writable for the samba user - so I can't touch these files via SMB.
My config looks like this
path = /path/to/samba/public
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes
browseable = yes
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
force user = sambapub
force group = users
I can fix the permissions by simply chown/chmod all files, but that's not really a solution.
As the title says, FF seems to selectively forget cookies and thus requires me to constantly re-login.
I've had the exact same issue on two separate machines both running Ubuntu. My best guess is, that snap is at fault here, but I have no idea, why.
To reproduce the issue, I just have to perform the arcane ritual of "closing the app" and whoosh, cookies are gone. Plugins and settings persist, no "delete on close" option whatsoever is active. Vanilla Ubuntu shows exactly this behavior.
I'm planning on giving an older machine a small upgrade with an SSD, but since that machine does not have an m.2 port, I was thinking about buying the cheapest PCIe adapter I could find.
Besides the obvious stuff like ports, PCIe gen and lane count, is there anything I should look out for? Specifically regarding Linux?
I'm often in longer telephone conferences and like to play relatively uncomplicated, mindless games like 2048 or threes. Both of these are getting pretty boring these days, so I'm looking for new games.
I have an HP g3 mini and a Dell Optiplex flying around, both similarly specced. The HP has an i5 6500t and 16gb DDR4 RAM, the Dell has 8gb DDR3l, so nothing too different.
However, the Dell draws around 15W while idle, the HP one 5W.
The only difference I could think of (and that is in my power to change) is the PSU. The Dell has one of those SFF PSU for up to 180W while the HP has an external 65W power brick with a barrel jack.
So my question is: Does anyone have experience with one of those Pico PSUs? I guess they should be more efficient? I'm not planning to put anything power hungry into the optiplex.
I'm currently struggling with upgrading some Postgres DBs on my home-k3s and I'm seriously considering throwing it all away since it's such a hassle.
So, how do you handle DBs? K8s? Just a regular daemon?
A few of my friends experienced the glory of PiHole in my home network and asked, if I could install such a thing in their networks as well.
Which I obviously could, **but** none of them are interested in updating/maintaining such a device. So I would like to collect some suggestions on how to deploy such a box with (ideally) zero interaction from my side until the end of times.
My hardware platform of choice would be a cheap thin client (Futro s920 or something like that) running Ubuntu with unattended updates enabled.
Pihole itself seem to offer an auto-updater, but I'm not sure how stable that runs in the long run - maybe Docker would be better suited here?