Creating a Debian VM on Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Introduction A few months ago, I was reading an article that mentioned Oracle were offering some of their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services for free. The so-called “Free Tier” provides enough resources to be able to run 2 AMD virtual machines (VMs) 24/7, and includes 200GB of free cloud storage too. Update: Oracle have recently … Read more

Yandex Disk Cloud Storage FAQ

For the past few weeks, I’ve been using Yandex Disk, alongside more well-known cloud storage providers such as Google Drive and Mega. I was drawn to Yandex Disk by its competitive pricing and performance and was keen to test it firsthand. I was curious to see how it compared to its rivals and whether or … Read more

Hard Drive Alternatives – The Complete Guide

Introduction If you’ve spent any time browsing the various forums or subreddits dedicated to data-hoarding, you’ve likely seen this common question being asked: “What are the best hard drive alternatives?”. This is often asked by newbie or aspiring data-hoarders and unfortunately, the question isn’t often satisfactorily answered. In fact, some people responding to this question … Read more

Can you use Rclone with BT Cloud?

I recently changed my broadband ISP and decided to switch to BT Fibre. I’ve had fibre from BT in the past (back when it was called BT Infinity) and although their support can be poor, I knew that once the service is up and running, it’s fast and reliable. One perk for me was that … Read more