How to setup QNAP Cloud Backup using Infomaniak Swiss Backup

I recently setup a QNAP Backup for my NAS and realized that the documentation available from Infomaniak for QNAP is a bit outdated. So I thought to write an article about it. Infomaniak offers a product called “Swiss Backup” (affiliate link, I earn a little commission when using this link) where they guarantee that all data stays safe in Switzerland. They have a 90 Day free trial and afterward pretty competitive pricing for Swiss standards.

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7 things I wished I knew before I bought/built my apartment and 6 things I would do again

The floorplan of my 100sqm apartment which I bought/built in 2016/2017.

In 2016 after breaking up with my girlfriend of that time I started looking into buying an apartment close to work. I’ve seen one being offered for almost 5 months for a reasonable price and in August 2016 I started checking it out. It was a 100sqm apartment in a 4 floor house (plus basement) with 5 other apartments. The apartment I was interested in was kept by the owner of the land as a potential apartment for himself and it was pretty much in a raw state. That means no floors (except for the concrete and heating pipes) and no finish on the walls and no built-in closets. The price: 810k CHF plus one parking spot for 40k CHF totaling in 850k CHF.

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Business Ideas: Social Network Assistant

Todays business idea: Social Network Assistant aka The Friendship app. Bring social network back to real life and get help managing meeting your friends in real life.

Might not exactly be the right time for this idea due to COVID-19 tho.

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Business Ideas: Uber for restaurant/catering staff

I present you another business idea: The Uber for restaurant staff/catering events. Flexible waiter/server staff for flexible needs.

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Business Ideas: Mobile-first Restaurant

I present you the mobile-first restaurant idea. Cut down waiter round-trips and let guests use the phones they already have.

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Pi-hole not working with newest Chrome – How to fix it!

I recently enabled IPv6 in my network and since that my Pi-hole ad-blocking stopped working. After a rather long investigation I figured out that the enabling of IPv6 in my local network was a red-herring. The problem is Chrome 84.

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Technical Review: FastInvest

Updated: 14.05.2020

Welcome to the FastInvest technical review. Let’s look into the gory details of FastInvest.

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Technical Review: Monethera

Updated: 13.04.2020

Welcome to the Monethera technical review. Let’s look into the gory details of Monethera.

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Technical Review: Wisefund

Updated: 09.04.2020

Welcome to the Wisefund technical review. Let’s look into the gory details of Wisefund.

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Post series: Technical Reviews

As previously announced I will start a post series with a technical review/analysis of the different platforms. You will be able to find them at the Technical Reviews page.

This is the list of the areas I will look into:

  • Bad Press: do other bloggers write negatively about the platform?
  • Owners/Team public: are the owners or the people working at a platform discoverable?
  • Company records: does the company have publicly available records in a business register or similar?
  • Technological Analysis
    • Webhoster: Is the page hosted on a known cloud or by some other company?
    • DNS Records: Are the DNS records public and pointing to the same registered address?
    • Available in origin country: Is the platform available for local investors?
  • Verdict: Given the information I found, is the platform likely to be a fraud/scam?
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