The Desktop

Skull Canyon NUC
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Storage: 2 1TB Western Digital Black NVMe SSD
  • External Storage: ThunderBolt G-Technology 2 Bay enclosure with 2 1TB HDD
  • OS: Fedora 32

The Laptops

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Storage: 512 GB
  • Dock: Thinkpad Thunderbolt Dock
  • OS: Fedora 32
  • Notes: Best Laptop I’ve ever owned (except for maybe the 17” Macbook Pro)
Dell XPS 15 9560
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB
  • Dock: Dell Thunderbolt Dock
  • OS: Fedora 32
  • Notes: This doesn’t get any use anymore, I use it as gaming machine because of the dedicated graphics. I’m not a huge fan of the hardware, build quailiy is terrible compared to the Thinkoad and the trackpad compared to my old Macbook and my Thinkpads is terrible.
MacBook Pro 16”
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Storage: 512
  • Dock: Thinkpad Thunderbolt Dock
  • Notes: Yes yes yes, I know a Mac. Well I would rather have this than a Windows VM.

The Tablets

I have a bit of an obsession with tablet and tablet style devices. My ideal device is the Microsoft Surface Book that can run linux 100% out of the box with no hacks and out of tree kernel patches. Here is a list of my current tablet devices that I either use or tinker with on a regular basis.

Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018)
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Notes: I travel a lot. This is great for the plane when I need to get some email out or watch a movie. Using this for offline content from services like Netflix is awesome. There are great clients for interacting with my virtual desktop infrastructure at home.
Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Dock: Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Dock
  • OS: Fedora 32
  • Notes: I just use this as a glorified phone. It is mainly used is for WebEx, Bluejeans and Zoom meetings. I have a fantastic Sennhesier DECT headset connected to it via USB and a Logitech Webcam. It is an awesome tablet as well for Linux since everything works out of the box.
HP Pro Tablet 608
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 64 GB (Internal) and 128 GB SD Card
  • Dock: HP Mobile Dock
  • OS Fedora Rawhide
  • Notes: I’ve been on a quest to find a great tablet that works well with Linux more or less out of the box. I bought this device because it was less than 100 dollars and I thought it would be worth a try. Fedora with Gnome runs very well and it is my go to consuption device when I’m at home for reading e-mail or just browsing the web. The cameras do not work but everything else is flawless.
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 10 Gen 2
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Dock: Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Dock
  • OS: Fedora 32
  • Notes: The touch screen will just stop working on Linux (I’ve tried many distros to see if it was a Fedora issue it is an upstream problem with Wacom support). I’ve reverted to just using Windows which as actually been useful to have a baremetal Windows machine. Update: I tried Fedora 32 again. Everything works now except for the Cameras
Dell XPS 12 9250 (Planning on replacing this with a Thinkpad X1 Tablet)
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Dock: Dell Thunderbolt Dock (T16)
  • OS: Dual boot Fedora 32 and Windows 10
  • Notes: This is actually a really good tablet for both Windows and Linux. It has the Surface style kickstand and I also have another keyboard dock that doesn’t have a kickstand but makes the screen have a more static position.
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • OS: Mobian

The Phones

iPhone XS
  • Storage: 256 GB
Sony Xperia XA2
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB microSD
  • OS: SailFish OS
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB microSD
  • OS: PostmarketOS (on 32 GB emmc) and Mobian (on 128 microSD)
Librem 5 (Still Waiting)

The Servers and Storage

3 SuperMicro servers
  • CPU - Xeon D-1518
  • Memory - 32 GB ECC
  • Storage - 64 GB mSATA (OS Drive)
  • Storage - 1 TB Western Digital Black NVMe
  • OS: CentOS 7 based hypervisors managed by oVirt
  • SDS: GlusterFS
Synology NAS DS413
  • Storage: Four 4 TB Western Digital Red Pro in Raid 5
Raspberry Pi 4
  • Storage - 32 GB MicroSD Card
  • OS: HassOS
  • Notes: Home Assistant was running as VM and I had a PI 3 servering a ZWave device over the network to a VM. I decied to move to home assisant to a PI 4 and use HassOS to make it more “applaince like”.

Network Equipment

  • Unifi Gateway
  • Unifi 24 port POE Switch
  • Unifi 16 port 10GB (Acts as a Storage Switch)
  • 2 Unifi UAP nanoHD
  • 1 Unifi in-wall access point

Software running on oVirt in Virtual machines

  • SeaFile (Syncing my personal files to all my devices - by far the most reliable file syncing solution out there)
  • OnlyOffice Document Server (Edit Documents in SeaFile and has great Microsoft Office Compatibility)
  • Wireguard VPN (So I can get into my network while I travel)
  • OpenVPN (When for whatever reason I can’t use Wireguard)
  • CentOS Virtual Desktop (When I need a Linux Desktop when I happen to use my iPad or Windows Tablet)
  • Windows Virtual Desktop (For full featured Microsoft Office)
  • Plex (Media management)
  • AWX (Configuration Management)
  • Foreman (Patch Management and system provisioning)