Well so much for the 2G internet excitement. It turns out that my top of the line Eero Pro 6E only has a single 2.5 GbE port. So, I can connect it to the upstream at full speed, but everything wired downstream will be limited to 1 GbE speeds. Lame.
@cleverdevil Paging @mikepj because I’ve seen him write smart stuff about fast Ethernet. Mike, if you have a chance do you have any advice for Jonathan about taking full advantage of his new home fiber upgrade?
In other news, I am getting a super low cost upgrade to 2G symmetrical fiber for my home internet. When you have to buy a new switch and upgrade other LAN equipment to take advantage of your internet bandwidth, life is goooood.
My universal remote project continues to improve. Thx to the devs of PyATV I'm now able to use the keyboard on my TiVo Slide remote with my Apple TV. I've also added support for macros and RF/IR control of devices without network connectivity. Take that, Harmony Remotes!
The Ted Lasso finale will be easy to criticize. It was predictable, cheesy, and packed with fan service. None of that matters. It was also true to itself in every way, without shame. I adored every minute. I’ll miss AFC Richmond and its entire cast of characters. What a show. ❤️
I grew up in Miami watching the Heat, so I’m happy. But, the Celtics are a customer of mine, and are a remarkable organization. Working with their CTO to leverage AWS to win games with analytics is awesome. They’re amazing and I would have been happy for them to win too. #NBA
@mjdescy it was good not great. I don’t think it needed more violence, but it was abrupt and I didn’t find anything after the final Coucineau / Barry encounter compelling. Sally has always grated on me, and we don’t know Barry’s son enough for me to care. Feels like we wasted 10 minutes at the end.
It sure seems like Bluesky is determined to willfully ignore the lessons of every other social media platform when it comes to moderation, and just re-learn them slowly and painfully. The shine has totally come off of Bluesky.
Finally catching up on The Dresden Files thanks to my new Kobo e-reader. Man, I’ve missed Harry Dresden. Not the best in the series so far, but “Peace Talks” feels like home. Jim Butcher is such a gifted guy.
@cleverdevil Is the first one as good as the series gets? I read that first book years ago and was not motivated to pick up another. People seem to enjoy the series so much that I fear I might be missing something good. In other words: If I didn't like the first Dresden book (but didn't read it), do you think I should try again? Is this book series like a TV series that takes a few episodes to find its legs?
@MitchW the first book is hilariously bad as benchmarked against the rest of the series. It steadily improves and finds its footing around book four, and then absolutely hits its stride from book 7, peaking at book 12. It’s worth powering through the first few books.
Wild qualifying session in Monaco! My boys in red had what looked like a reasonable quali until Charles got a penalty. Extremely hard to win from P6, but a podium is possible with some luck. Carlos has been quick all weekend, and has a shot. #F1#Spoilers
If I could only go to one #F1 GP, it’d be Monaco. I’m not sure it’d be great to watch the race live, but the environment would be electric. Crossing my fingers for Charles this weekend. I don’t think he has the car, but at some point he’s going to put it all together and win his home race.
@cleverdevil Agree but I like to reflect on our expectations (I was guilty of this as well). Why do we expect instant news or reactions from everyone on our follow list about the said instant news? Isn’t that just leading to performative posting? E.g., if I don’t post about Tina Turner’s death, my followers will think I don’t care about her. This thought follows after the race to post the news first ends.
@santim The people I tend to follow here are people I know personally, fellow tech nerds, and a handful of well-known people. On Bluesky I follow more journalists/celebs, people I know that aren’t on Mastodon, etc. Bluesky has more of a legacy Twitter vibe. Mastodon is something different. I like both!
@misuba I think Bluesky just feels more like Twitter with less uptight “well-actually” replies. There are also more journalists, musicians, entertainers, etc. over there. I saw nothing but respectful, appreciative mourning for the loss of Tina Turner both here and on Bluesky. I just saw *more* of it there.
@cleverdevil Don't let her go too overboard or she'll be into the Parkeology Challenge: david.shanske.com/2018/12/0... 😉
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