I don't normally expect much for Christmas.. I usually hand out a few small gifts, receive a few, and that's about it. I'm an adult and am way past the excitement of Christmas and just being with the family and someone saying "Merry Christmas" is plenty for me.
This year was a bit of a surprise. Two days after Christmas I was talking to my oldest nephew as he was asking me about SBC's, apparently he wants to get one w/ his Christmas money. He's in HS and very nerdy. We were going over some different uses for them (NAS, Retro gaming, etc.).. then I was showing him that there was more than just the Raspberry Pi out there. Showed him, among others, the XU4 and told him I was considering the CloudShell 2 kit and building a NAS out of one. Well, somehow she got wind of this and it must have piqued my sister's interest because she bought me a complete Cloud Shell 2 kit from Ameridroid. She called me today to tell me it should be here Friday, (more likely Monday the way Fed Ex runs around here) and wanted me to watch for it. She forwarded me the receipt to see if I'd need anything else... only thing she didn't get was an mSD/emmc.. but I told her everything was there as I have a couple emmc's here.
Naturally, I got this call about 45min after I completed rebuilding my NAS...lol (chassis, PSU, and hard drives.. which I needed anyway).
I think I'm still gonna use it for OMV... I might buy a couple more hard drives and build a remote backup server at my parents.
Any other ideas or stick w/ the remote server idea?