Terrible Vgen SSD Performance

Terrible Vgen SSD Performance
The title is not clickbait, it is what it is. For my Unraid box, I used 3 SSD’s I bought from Vgen. The first SSD was bought a year ago, it was a data drive for my work computer. The other 2 SSD’s was bought a few months ago. As it turns out, not all SSD are made equal, even if they were from the same brand. The packaging says it’s 550 MB/s reads and 477 MB/s writes. [Read More]

Unraid Case/Motherboard Upgrade And Some More

Unraid Case/Motherboard Upgrade And Some More
Just can’t saya this enough; UNRAID IS GREAT! Ever since I assembled my Unraid box and got it licensed, I have now used up more than 50% of my storage space. It’s time to upgrade to prepare adding more storage when it gets to 80%. With this rate though, I think I’m gonna have to seriously consider moving from SSD to mechanical drives. The final spec for the upgrade is below: [Read More]

Burn Windows 10 ISO To A USB Drive From A Mac

Burn Windows 10 ISO To A USB Drive From A Mac
I’m on a hackintosh, it gets tricky when trying to burn a Windows 10 ISO to a USB drive. Google comes up with a variety of different ways, none worked until I come across a Super User post here. It’s great but the actual burning process is slower than it should. The post tells you to output dd to a buffered /dev/diskX device. This means there will be processing overhead from the OS to write to that device. [Read More]

Roon - Audiophile's Favorite

Roon - Audiophile's Favorite
I love music and not only I listen to it, I write music too. Now I think there’s only 1 way of listening to music: loud. Listening loud to immerse myself in those high frequency hi hats, lower frequency bass line or kicks. Just recently, I moved my monitor speaker from the studio to my working desk. While I love Plex, it caters the mass, I want something specific for music. [Read More]

Unraid - (Semi) Pro Home

Unraid - (Semi) Pro Home
I made the jump to buy a license for my Unraid box and finally writing this blog post to elaborate what I’ve done with it. Such simplicity with the power to do anything you can imagine off of a home server. I still think I’m only scratching the surface here, haven’t even begun to maximize my usage. There are a few more new additions to the box I want to talk about in this blog post. [Read More]

Surfing Market Makers Wave

Surfing Market Makers Wave
If you trade cryptocurrencies, you’re usually booked for destination fucked for your first trade. I’m actually talking about me. Cryptocurrencies were my first trading experience, never before I traded. In this blog post, I’ll be writing about what I learned so far from a technical analysis point of view. Over the years I’ve written and co-written trading bots with friends. I can categorically put the trading bots into 3 categories: [Read More]

SuperNAS with unRAID at Home

SuperNAS with unRAID at Home
This started with a spare CPU and a dead motherboard. Had an Intel Core i3 6100 lying around with 16 gigs of memory sticks. Was leaning towards an AMD Hackintosh but Youtube convinced me unRAID is my next curiousity target. So I build a PC (again). PCPartPicker Part List Type Item CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor CPU Cooler Intel E97379-001 CPU Cooler Motherboard Biostar RACING Z170GTN Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory G. [Read More]

Margin Trading Bitcoin - My Setup

Margin Trading Bitcoin - My Setup
Yesterday I coded a simple web page to do position size calculations. Before anything else, margin trading is VERY risky, I’m not a financial advisor. However, I wanna share my setup and how I come to it. I talk a lot with my brother Ginda on trading, I introduced him to cryptocurrency and he introduced me to trading Bitcoin. Position Size Calculator The website I built is positioncalculator.com. It’s 30 minutes work but it’s already helping size up my positions. [Read More]

Overkilling Privacy Protection with ExpressVPN and VirtualBox on a Hackintosh

Overkilling Privacy Protection with ExpressVPN and VirtualBox on a Hackintosh
I live in Indonesia. Here, ISP and telcos likes to do the absurd: hijacking DNS queries. Public DNS services like Google (8.8.8.8), Cloudflare (1.1.1.1), OpenDNS (208.67.222.222), etc are hijacked at the ISP level. Even more so, if you’re on Telkom Indihome, they will also hijack websites you visit with their content. All the other telcos are doing the same thing for our paid data plans. So I thought why not overkill this, I got plenty of RAM, CPU Cores and storage on my Hackintosh. [Read More]

Hackintosh 2019/2020 - MSI Z370 Gaming M5

Just after NYE 2020, I upgraded my Hackintosh to Catalina 10.15.2. Long story short, it blew up. It won’t boot and this was my main work machine. Considered using my laptop but I knew my Dual Core Macbook Pro 13" with 16 GB memory wouldn’t be able to handle it. To be honest, I don’t think my Macbook Pro can handle 2 4k displays comfortably with only Intel’s integrated GPU. [Read More]