About Me

I'm a computer hardware and software enthusiast.
Professionally a software developer, in my free time I toy with hardware and write even more software, such as GPUPerfTests. Sometimes I also play some video games... sometimes.
I also do microprocessor annotations, trying to figure out and (mostly) guess what specific parts of the chip do. And I really like any form of parallel computing and virtualization, no idea why.

As for my tangible skills - yes this partly serves as a quick resume - I can program in C, C++, C#, Java and Python at a fairly good level, I'm also quite competent with webdev and Linux system administration as I've been running my own servers for various things for a long time. Of course from the hobby side of things I also know a thing or two about Verilog, FPGA development and embedded firmware development (ok, that last one I actually used to do professionally too).

Lastly some notable things I did or do that are not related to this site:

About the Machines

Now it wouldn't be a complete tech blog/website without a list and specs of the PCs I have and use. (and I'm also tired of referring people to pcpartpicker when they ask for specs).

Main Desktop PC

This is my primary PC I use for my day to day being, hobbies and gaming.

  • Intel Core i7-12700KF
  • DeepCool AG620 (with 2x Arctic P12 fans)
  • ASRock B760M Pro RS
  • 2x 32GB Crucial DDR5-5200
  • Palit GeForce RTX 4070 Jetstream 12GB (with 3x Noctua NF-A9x14 fans)
  • Kingston KC3000 2TB NVMe SSD
  • Western Digital SN750 SE 1TB NVMe SSD
  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 10GbE SFP+ Add-in Card
  • Seasonic Focus GX-650
  • Inter-Tech IM-1 Pocket
  • Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Logitech G502 Lightspeed
  • Native Instruments Komplete Audio 1 Interface
  • Sennheiser HD 560S
  • LG 32GK650F (1440p144 VA, Primary)
  • Fujitsu E24-8 TS Pro (1080p60 IPS)
  • LG OLED55BX (4K120 OLED, By the bed via a Club3D CAC-1377 optical HDMI)

Home Server & NAS

This is my main home server and NAS. Using Proxmox, it runs various virtual machines such as TrueNAS, pfSense, a VM running the home print server, a Bitwarden VM and also CI/CD VMs for my GitLab instance and more.

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
  • CoolerMaster Wraithripper
  • 8x 32GB Micron MTA18ASF4G72AZ-3G2B1 DDR4-3200 ECC
  • 3x SK Hynix PE3110 960GB NVMe SSD
  • 1x Corsair Force MP510 960GB NVMe SSD
  • 8x Samsung PM983 3.84TB NVMe SSD
  • 2x random 1TB 2.5" 5400rpm SATA HDD
  • 3x Toshiba MG06 8TB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • Intel X550 Dual 10GbE (Onboard)
  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40GbE QSFP+ with Noctua NF-A4x10 PWM
  • Seasonic Focus PX 650W
  • Fractal Design Define 7 XL + 3x Arctic P14 PST CO

Remote Server

This is the server this very website is hosted on! It is an auction server I rent from Hetzner.

  • Intel Xeon E3-1275 v6
  • Fujitsu D3417-B2 (C236 Chipset)
  • 4x 16GB Micron DDR4-2400 ECC
  • Intel HD Graphics P630 iGPU
  • 3x Samsung PM981 512GB NVMe SSD (root 3-way mirror, data pool RAID-Z1)
  • Intel i219-LM 1GbE (with symmetric 1Gbit to the outside internet)