The awesome garage

where you make things work

Do you enjoy having to go to that one computer to look at your family photos? Or have you trusted all your photos to some cloud provider? I'd say no to both questions. I love being able to watch my family photos from anywhere. But I dont' love quite as much giving them all away to Google, Microsoft...

I happen to have a Synology NAS on my internal network. I mainly use if for backup purposes, for example automatically backing up all photos that I store on my Windows PC at my home office. For the backup process, I use the Synology product Cloud Station Backup, which supervises certain folders and...

I love backing up my data. I love not crying when my disks break. I'm sure I'd love to have my data safe even if my house burnt down while I were on vacation. That is why I keep my beloved data backed up on-site for easy access in case of hardware failure, and an off-site in case my primary site is...

The other day I wanted to start transforming my wonderful Garasjesjakk into an Android App and publish it on the Play Store. The first step would be to set up my local development environment. Easy, I thought. There are tons of tutorials on the topic, I thought. While the latter is very true,...

Having a Docker infrastructure at hand, means it's easy to experiment with different technologies.

The other day, I decided I wanted to try programming something in React. Something revolutionary that would enrichen the very fabric of the Internet: Tic-tac-toe. Okay, the REAL reason for chosing...

When it comes to centralized logging, the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) often pops up. However, if you have limited computational resources and few servers, it's probably overkill. Logstash will hog lots of resources! For simple use cases, you'll probably manage perfectly well witho...