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I don't think I ever did a proper . I'm a 34yo British bloke, married to a wonderful woman and we have a 14 day old baby boy, a 9yo pupper and a 5yo cat. I'm a Network engineer scratching my way further into network security. I've been been on the Fediverse since ran on Laconica (a long time ago). I'm a licenced op and I dabble in hobby electronics and photography. I am also slowly learning German and getting into gardening to keep these bones moving.

Pleased with a well spent 50p at the car boot sale last Sunday to replace this vintage socket in my garage. The obvious absense of L/N pin covers wasn't the only sin it was hiding. The metal back box was not Earthed by anything other than its own conductive surfaces, which would be unpleasant if the completely free hanging Live wire somehow wandered loose. And that grommitless access "port"... I'm clearly not a child of the 70's

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how can you tell if you're having a mid-life crisis if you can't afford a sports car?

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Our second child is going to be born soon, so I need to free up some space... This includes OpenBSD CDs from 5.2 up to 6.0 (including all Stickers), as well as "The Book of PF" (2nd ed.) and "Absolute Freebsd" (2nd ed) from our beloved @mwlucas, shipped from Germany. CDs would be 25€/CD (will donate 5€ thereof to the OpenBSD foundation) and 10€ per book. Boosts appreciated!

Mrs told me she enjoyed listening to a podcast years after first suggesting she might like to get into them. It was streamed of Spotify but I'll accept that, this time

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Bit cheeky of APC on their UPS product finder, selected a Microserver G8 it claims will draw 200w, my slightly older Microserver fully laiden with drives and an extra NIC draws about 53w. I expect some stretching the truth but that's just good old bullshit.

For years I've been curious how this whole thing will play out, whether it'll be more or less severe than the 7 years he's been trapped in the embassy, and now we'll find out..

I always assumed mains voltage was pretty damn stable, I also thought it was about 240v at most in the UK given that many appliances are rated 230v as an average between 220-240v found in most countries with "high" voltage domestic mains. Turns out I don't know much about nothing.

Been looking for a small PoE powered (PD) unmanaged switch with at least two PoE pass through ports. So far I've only found one product on the market that seems to meet this requirement, the Netgear GS105PE, surely there must be others out there?

I don't like the new aggressive certificate warning screens, as I need to click through 10's of them every day that's a lot of additional stress it's putting on me. I should be allowed to set it to a calmer theme "yes I know it could be bad, but it's fine, everything will be OK."

has lost a lot of its power since I stopped believing anything I read on the internet

My son has a lot of fun pressing the buttons and turning the dials on my AV receiver so I decided to drop in a tp-link smart plug so I could easily kill the power when he plays this game. I went for an energy monitoring model for the extra fiver and it turns out with everything on standby my media centre is pulling 33 watts! Now I'm killing the power until it's used and this thing will have just paid for itself in under 6 months!

Had a tough morning, then remembered the new book was released yesterday, yay! Picked it up on my lunch, read the depressing first 4 words aaaand back in the slump 😩

My new garage workbench arrives tomorrow, I've a day off on Friday to assemble it and get it all set up how I want. It's like my birthday all over again 🤪

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After recording a few test narrated screencaptures I've realised I really need to work on my speaking voice, that and I can't talk and click to save my life, it's a bloody miracle I can drive without constantly crashing into things

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TIL "The sun may never set on the British Empire but that’s only because god doesn’t trust the English in the dark"

YouTube randomly suggests a low view count video from an anti-lgbt channel full of similar hateful shit. I'm sure the algorithm is testing me, nothing I've ever viewed is anything like that.

Interesting that I received a highly appropriate HMRC-themed phishing email just a few hours after submitting a form to HMRC. Makes me wonder if someone is intercepting their email.

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