Got in touch with a local #bat 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
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.
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
Having a wierd issue with one of my #smarthome 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.
Stung by #linux ARP flux again, still can't fathom why anyone thought this is a good default behaviour 😖
So, how do people run their own personal #fediverse 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
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.
What I love about #nomowmay 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 #gardening
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.
Husband, dad, netops, infosec, ham radio, DIY, wood working.
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