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Backing up a QNAP NAS With restic to Backblaze B2

Easy, fast and end-to-end encrypted backup of a QNAP NAS stored in the cloud at a fair price? Absolutely! Meet restic an open-source backup software with a great concept that many people trust. Paired with Backblaze B2, an affordable S3 storage, this makes a perfect combination for setting up an…

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Running openHAB on a QNAP NAS with Docker

I have recently decided to start building a smart home. A colleague of mine who has lots of experience and even writes a blog about smart home has recommended me to take a look at openHAB. openHAB is an open-source IoT platform that is capable of integrating various standards and devices and…

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Forwardspective: A Retrospective to Shape the Future

Retrospectives are great! It's a simple and structured methodology to critically assess the most recent performance in a certain period of time. Developers know it, and good scrum teams keep on improving with retrospectives to become better and better. According to the Scrum guidelines, a…

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Always Tackle the Biggest Challenge First

Have you ever worked on a software project and it got more and more complex the longer you worked on it? You started building some features, but once you got to the heart of the big task that has an important business impact, the code already got so complex that you struggle to implement the most…

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