In-reply-to » Spent the last few days debugging network issues at work.

@mutefall IIRC, we gave Juniper a try a while back. 🤔 Something wasn’t right, but I don’t remember anymore what it was (probably the API not being available or not good enough?). 🫤 But this was 5 years ago or more, maybe it has changed …

I hope we can stay with MikroTik for a while. Changing switches is not that much fun. 😂

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[47°09′11″S, 126°43′02″W] Wind speed: N/A – Cannot comunicate

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In-reply-to » RIP

Votes haven’t been fully counted yet but I think we’ve successfully kicked out / fired the (corrupt as fuck) Liberals in Australia finally! 😆

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In-reply-to » reflection: Stupid Moore’s and Koomey’s laws. It’s incredible to me how we have exponentially more computing power, only by waiting.

Also, it’s being invisible to us. We have a lot of magical systems (GPS, WiFi, Cryptography, Cell phones) and now we don’t value that much what’s happening behind the scenes.

For me it’s a matter of adapting to the current reality, and fighting against my nostalgia (everything was better before), but at the same time slowing down the stupid speed of innovation.

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there was a time in my life where i was obsessed with high-density/high-performance computing. having command of hyperscalar clusters and workstations that could scorch the earth was a deeply embedded part of my work and research years ago.

over the years i realised that i didn’t require access to these sort of things to conduct research and work. in fact it became quite the antithesis to my philosophical belief system. in the past my work focused on space-time complexity and performance measured in sub-ms. when i look back at how much energy was consumed to experiment, my head falls low.

in addition, by becoming dependent on this tier of machinery i created multiple fail points in my toolchain since we designed systems that had an inherent requirement for massive power and scale.

in the end, it felt like having a raptor system to open chrome.

these days i’m quite pleased with my thin/low-power thinkpad i procured for nearly nothing. funny how things work out as you grow older

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anybody have any advice about picking out a desk chair? the one I’m using makes my butt go numb if I don’t have my feet propped up on something, and I’m starting to think that’s not just a Quirky Bisexual Trait

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In-reply-to » Spent the last few days debugging network issues at work. smart move from cisco -> mikrotik they pack more bang for the buck and off a less-esoteric configuration system than cisco. the cost of course is a nice outcome. before i became involved with opnsense project i spent many years in mikrotik world. i quite enjoyed it.

cisco is mostly trash these days as their focus is a lot of consumer-grade gear which really is not amazing. they tried to do the whole cloud/sdn thing with meraki but it (much like ubiquiti) is firmware hell and full of exploits that take forever to get patched.

if your group cycles through more gear i’d suggest juniper. and yes, they can be affordable.

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In-reply-to » Sid & Marty Krofft to Release NFTs Starting with 'Land of the Lost' Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Today sees an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1970s children's programming giants Sid & Marty Krofft. (Born in 1929, Sid Krofft will turn 93 in July). And reportedly Marty Krofft has now partnered with NFT producer Orange Comet "in a multiyear contract to release NFTs based on the ofte ... ⌘ Read more if i were foolish enough to purchase an nft, this would be the one.

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In-reply-to » @mckinley having a hard time with go and http/json

go run main.go -T "stuff" -e "google" -t "es" -f "en" does indeed spit out a response from the api, but you’ll likely need to build a struct to map the return values to just what you want (ie the text translation for instance).

you’ll likely need to unmarshall the response to pluck out what you need into a string format and return only that.

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