Build of a FreeNAS based ZFS NAS server

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Why DIY build a NAS? Because it's fun, reasonably cheap, and you control your hardware so you can upgrade any component anytime you like. Truth be told, the replacement for my old ReadyNAS NV+ was long overdue. Back in 2007 ... Read more »

Efficiently recovering data from a bad DVD

Recently I had to get data, mostly tar files, from a backup DVD made 7 years ago. As it turned out, the DVD was mostly unreadable, the filenames appeared but reading the content resulted in I/O errors. So I ... Read more »


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    Building the H-1 3D printer

    This is a 11-part video recording of the DIY build of the SeeMeCNC H-1 3D printer from 2013. The H-1 was an early, quite affordable (~350$) kit based on the reprap Huxley, and the first available kit using injection-molded plastic ... Read more »

    Review of freelance websites

    Comparison The following is a list of freelancer's websites that I have used or considered. I am not too happy with some of them. Information about fees is notoriously difficult to find in most cases. The site "" even ... Read more »