Installing Pi-Hole inside a Proxmox LXC Container

Pi-Hole on LXC on Proxmox

I recently moved my hoard of data from various NAS devices to a consolidated VM running TrueNAS. After some research, I decided to use Proxmox as the host OS. Aside from it being open-source, it has several features I like the look of, including native support for Linux Containers (LXC). I’ve decided that the first … Read more

UK Info Disk – A nostalgic adventure

UK Info Disk v1.0

As a digital datahoarder, I tend not to throw away any old software whether it be on CD, DVD, or anything else. Last week I was moving some old boxes around whilst decorating and I caught glance of a CD-ROM that I’d completely forgotten about in one of them. The CD-ROM looked really old-school, but … Read more

How to destroy a hard drive with bleach

Bleaching a hard drive

As a datahoarder I am constantly buying new hard drives and consolidating the contents of old ones. I personally wipe the old drives in software and then donate them to a local charity for them to sell. I’ve noticed in the datahoarding community that a lot of people are in the same position and seek … Read more

Is JDownloader Safe?

Downloading JDownloader2

If you’ve ever tried to download or install JDownloader (aka JDownloader2), you may have been surprised to find that either the download was blocked by your Web browser, or that the installation file was quarantined by your Anti-Virus software. In fact, this is exactly what happened to me and it made me worry that the … Read more