And it fits perfectly in my communications panel. I still have to remove some legacy copper and add some more fiber and CAT6, but I really like the direction it's going.

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The core of the setup is this monster of a switch, the USW Enterprise 8 POE which has a POE budget of 120W - enough juice to power all my Ubiquiti devices.

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I've been working on a new home network recently. Instead of building out some huge I'm optimizing for low power and low acoustic and visual signature. Not just for the so-called "partner acceptance factor", I want everything tucked away, but accessible when needed.

This is seriously one of the best Gödel-for-programmers articles I've ever seen

All these dubious DMCA takedowns of DRM-related git repositories are Streisand'ing as fuck.

Experimenting with deploying Python FastAPI applications on AWS Lambda. This *might* turn out to be my new favorite thing.

Iosevka is my new favorite font and I'm going to use it for EVERYTHING. Latest of which is an ISS pass prediction API I'm working on.

Have I already mentioned how awesome Python's Skyfield library is?

The ISS will be making a nice high overhead pass soon, and I'll be attempting to open its new repeater with a 5W handheld. Wish me luck.

Yesterday I ranted on the birdsite about how shitty product choices it makes end up harming users and causing unnecessary conflict. Examples were given about how Masdoton is so much better in terms of community management and content preferences. I ended it with a note that we make a conscious choice each day about what platform we choose to use. I just might have to follow my own advice, and post here more often.

Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

RT @blkahn
Siri show me one image that perfectly encapsulates the climate crisis

Making lots of good progress on streamlib, a CLI tool for playing media streams. Latest feature: it can now fetch tokens for playing timestamp-restricted video streams!

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