Building an all-in-one family server

Four desktops, four laptops and three ipads. That’s for two kids (7 & 9) and one adult. Quite a lot of computing power and that’s not even including the servers and Raspberry Pi. Or the router. And wifi access point. And NAS. So, there’s lot of tech in my house and when we are looking to ‘downsize’ for life in a tiny house, we need something… fit for purpose? With the COVID19 quarantine putting a delay on anything not vital for survival, it took a little to get the kit but eBay and CEX in the end came through, so here goes our list:...

May 3, 2020 · 2 min · Axel Segebrecht

Not-so-scary magazine

Got another, less scary, magazine on Flipboard about home (design, architecture, etc) and gardening (sustainability, growing food, hydroponics, etc). My tiny house and Earthship stuff is filed under there too 🙂

April 30, 2020 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

My new bag

Yes, this is a post about a bag. Be braver and keep reading. It’ll be fun and informative – promise! This is my bag. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My bag is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my bag is useless. Without my bag, I am useless. I must carry my bag true....

November 15, 2019 · 3 min · Axel Segebrecht

Personality tests

Meet Axel, the ‘turbulent advocate’ according to 16 Personalities! Does this test do me justice? How accurate are these things anyway? In an effort to find out more about myself I have followed a friends’ advice and taken one of the many personality tests online. I don’t know about you but I always struggle to find a way to complete these things properly. I have to force myself to go with the first answer my gut comes up with as to not overly dissect each question and compute meaning and context as to influence the algorithm that will calculate my personality....

November 15, 2019 · 4 min · Axel Segebrecht

What would you rather do with your life?

Work to pay a mortgage and buy shiny things while doing a job you loathe or spend time with loved ones, living a happier life while saving the planet? The alarm rings at its usual time. My tired eyes strain to make out the shape of the rectangular room. It is 6.45am and my body has been busy reminding me for 45 minutes that it wanted relieve. While I crawl out of bed to start the normal routine and gently wake up my kids, I wonder what terrors lie ahead for me today....

November 14, 2019 · 4 min · Axel Segebrecht