10gig completed

Two sfp+ transceivers and some reconfigurations layer… Note the magic “10G” lights! Full view. A test via nfs shows 300MB/sec writes and 350 reads. Next I can play with jumbo frames and such. Might put an old SSD in the NAS to see if it’ll speed it up. But even so it’s super fast.

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Ten gigabit home networking

This will be a series of posts. I upgraded my NAS to a model with dual 10G ports, and the compute server already had 10G so I had an excuse. Old setup – 4-bay Synology DS416play and a USB3 drive caddy for a temporary backup solution. TP-Link 16 port switch, all ports in use. After […]

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Truth, beauty and quartz

A recent podcast (Scottish Watches, with Adam Craniotes) there was a nice side discussion of the nature of men’s watches. “Metal Barbie dolls,” to paraphrase, and it did inspire a thought or two. This is the watch on my wrist now – Seiko SBGX117, a Grand Seiko quartz diver made between 2014 and 2017. 42mm, […]

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Thoughts on the Amazon re:MARS 2019 conference

The usual disclaimer: my employer paid for me to go, but this is my personal take, etc. TL;DR: hell of a show, varied tech content, unusual breadth and amazing audience. Crazy attention to branding. So most of the conferences I attend are tech focused: PyCon, Supercomputing, Google I/O, that sort of thing. re:MARS is machine […]

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School 3D

Older daughter’s school has printers too and a high power laser cutter. Damn. And my Scurfa arrived! More to come on this.

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Hand me down 3D

Thanks to a friend, and idle shelf phone (6s+) has been traded for a 3D printer and a couple of spools of PLA. I have a few ideas and much to learn. M Now what to print…

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Software patents

… are indeed BS, so I’ve mixed feelings about getting one.

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