My name is Thomas
I’m a father of three sons, the oldest two being twins. I live with my kids and girlfriend in Norway. I’m in my mid-30s and find computers with Linux, electronics and home automation things pretty fascinating. I’m also a big fan of red wine, Whisky, and cigars.
Between work and family, there isn’t a lot of time left. I use it mostly in my home office/man-cave. A 10.5 m2 (113 ft2) room in the basement, where I tinker with my homelab and electronics projects. I try to write about it.
If you’d like to get to know me even better — I have an entire page about my story.
OS of choice
- Workstations: Arch Linux
- Server: Ubuntu
- Mobile: Android
- Desktop computer
- Intel Xeon X5680 3.33GHz, 12 GB RAM
- Samsung 34" LED Curved S34E790C monitor
- Corsair Gaming STRAFE RGB keyboard
- Logitech G602 wireless mouse
- Thinkpad X250
- Thinkpad T450s
- Nexus 6P
About this website
So what does it cost per month to keep a website like this going?
|Hetzner Cloud||VPS||$6.50 1|
- Actually it's €5.90, and that includes an additional IPv4.
I first got the domain uctrl.net back in 2009, uctrl.org in 2017, and uctrl.dev in 2019. The “u” represents both μ (micro) and you, “ctrl” is of course control. Both meanings appeal to me.
- Micro control (μCtrl)
- You control (uCtrl)
- In control of own data
I think it’s a short and sweet domain name with lots of relevant meanings related to my interests and my writings.
Here are some blogs that I have looked to for inspiration;