positive for the first time. That was a good run

My 13yo pupper went to sleep for the last time yesterday. Had her from 6 weeks old, she walked with me for a 3rd of my life. The grief is heavy and hits me in waves but glad she isn't suffering anymore. Hug your dogs for me. 🐕

Got in touch with a local group with concerns about the roost in my house during the heatwave, then apparently developed into nerding out about bats, must have accidentally stumbled over a new interest

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First weekend away in fricking ages and that's the moment my home modem's PSU decides to crap out

Definitely caught in TP-Link's amnesiac support vortex. Given their "UK" support only responds around midnight I think highlights the problem. It *seems* like they speak English but their responses suggest they read and understood my emails less convincingly than a script kiddy AOL chat bot and it gets worse the longer the thread gets.

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Emailed hardware vendor support describing in detail how their shitty firmware can't handle perfectly legitimate JSON payloads I captured from the network. Probably a little too autist for the average front line support worker but hey-ho, I got it off my chest and thats all that matters

I'm starting to suspect RFI, so I've installed a second switch of the same model next to it, one which didn't have the same issue before, guess what... it's flapping in sync.
I'm also having weird periodic DNS resolution issues with my smart phone, starting to wonder if this is related

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Having a wierd issue with one of my switches, since installing new TV in the room below it.
When the TV is on it flaps the switch momentarily and again at very precise intervals, usually 10m40s but sometimes a bit longer but still on 10 second boundaries.
TV supports smart home but doesn't actually find this particular switch, while others are fine. Packet capture shows no traffic between this switch and the TV.
Power cycle and factory reset had no impact.



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Backing up my CD collection to FLAC I'm surprised just how many CDs I bought and never opened having only used the stream or bundled MP3. It's been like a present from my younger self seeing some of the album art for the first time

Stung by ARP flux again, still can't fathom why anyone thought this is a good default behaviour 😖

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So, how do people run their own personal instances? What software? Self-hosted or paying for hosting?

To do my part in ensuring the fediverse stays diverse, I think I'd rather not use mastodon. Also, I'd rather not run that kind of bloat on my small homelab when selfhosting

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Gajim 1.4.0 has been released 🚀

After more than a year of development, it’s finally time to announce the release of Gajim 1.4.0! 🎉

Gajim 1.4 series comes with a completely redesigned message window and conversation management. Workspaces allow you to organize your chats to keep matters separate where needed. These changes were only possible by touching a lot of Gajim’s code base, and we appreciate all the feedback we got from you.


While registering my baby in a back room at the local library yesterday, I was completely distracted by the collection of obsolete hardware found in there.
A fair number of old wall mounted racks full of mysterious equipment, loads of unused phone sockets from the days it was used for dial-up internet, even an old ISDN2e socket.
Can't be entirely sure what we named our daughter now, hopefully my wife was paying attention.

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Feels like I'm seeing a lot more toots cross-posted to twitter recently. Maybe its my just niche but perhaps it's reaching some kind of important visibility milestone

What I love about besides the colourful flowers in my lawn, the visiting bees and the way the grass sways in the wind in intricate patterns that remind me of the fractal chaos governing the universe. Is when my retired neighbours stare at it and shake their heads before walking off


This is an insane amount of political power put in the hands of a random public servant.

We have to assume they are neutral and incorruptible, which given that the Met posted blind and deaf bobbies outside number 10 for the past 2 years isn't a given.

Would've been fair to make it contingent on Boris finding his honour too, that would be a juicy steak thrown to the sharks at CCHQ while they consider cannibalising their leader.

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