And in case you were already wondering what this thing is…

It‘s a small, cordless screwdriver by Bosch, titled IXO VI.

Accepts standard 6.35mm (¼ inch) hex bits. Variable speed depending on how deep you pull the trigger.
Banana for scale.

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# Mission Debriefing:
Fairydust maintenance has concluded successfully.

Security updates (Kernel, etc.) have been installed.
All systems operational. We're on our planned trajectory.

# Einsatz Nachbesprechung:
Die Wartungsarbeiten wurde erfolgreich abgeschlossen.

Security Updates (Kernel, etc.) wurden installiert
Alle System arbeiten. Wir sind auf dem geplanten Kurs.

Fairydust.Space Cabin Crew


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Da die komplett online stattfindet, wird es dieses Jahr leider keine Sternenküche für unsere fleißigen Engel geben. Falls ihr euch aber trotzdem ein bißchen Sternenküche-Feeling nach Hause holen wollt, haben wir im Projekte-Wiki ein paar Rezepte für euch gesammelt:
Einfache Rezepte zum Vorkochen für zuhause sind auch in Planung.

I‘ve also ordered the optional charging cradle so you can just lay it down to recharge when the battery is exhausted.

The Micro-USB-B plug has a satisfying deep sounding click to it and firmly keeps the charging lead attached.

The battery indicator shows you how much battery is left for action. The LEDs are visible quite well without being blindingly bright in a softer lit room.

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# Mission briefing:
We'll be doing required engine maintenance of our Fairydust TUESDAY, 2020-09-22 from 21:00 to 22:00.
(Equals UTC 19:00-20:00)

Please expect some short downtimes for the necessary restarts.

# Einsatzbesprechung:
Wir werden Dienstag, 2020-09-22 zwischen 21 und 22 Uhr MESZ Wartungsarbeiten an der Fairydust vornehmen.
(UTC 19-20 Uhr)

Bitte mit kurzen Einschränkungen der Service Verfügbarkeit für die notwendigen Neustarts zu rechnen.

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Ever wondered what the difference between cat.6 and cat.6a gear like a wall jack or patchpanel *actually* is?

Surprisingly little, but essential. Cat.6 networks with the common RJ45 ethernet plugs are specified for up to 1Gbit/s.
Whereas cat.6a goes up to 10 Gbit/s.

Here‘s a simple double patch box for each of the specs. They look almost identical at first glance.

The cat.6 model is in the left in all pictures and the cat.6a model on the right hand side.

Current status:

$ while true ; do curl -sI $URL | grep "Last-Modified" ; done
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:32:37 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:32:37 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:15:40 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:15:40 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:15:40 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:32:37 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:32:37 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:32:37 GMT

I recently got a whiteboard at my home office. Therefor I needed a thing to hold the markers. I couldn‘t find anything online that would be exactly what I had in mind.

- Tip down placement of pens
- held on by a magnet
- uses the strong magnets from defunct 3.5" harddrives, because I have plenty of those

So I “designed”* my own. It‘s not perfect, but it works.

*) Terribly mashed together in OpenSCAD

Very grateful that @ripper did drill a hole for a cable duct in my flat so I can improve my network topology.
As it is common in old buildings the walls are pretty unpredictable when drilling.
In the end we were successful.

Banana for scale.

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At some point in my life I'd probably be inclined to find out what exactly is going awry at package delivery companies.

I mean on top of the obvious exploitation of non-employed delivery personell, ridiculous requirements to predict the deliver time within a two hour window, penalties for not being able to make that glass-ball delivery window, etc.

Issues like basic logistics of delivery, knowing *where* stuff is and of how many packages cargo is made of, maybe the even a recipient…

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Trying to build a Quad-OS (Hackintosh, Win10, Linux, FreeBSD) PC is complex regarding parts compatibility and OS support

intel's artificial limitation to not-use ECC RAM in their i5/i7/i9 CPU lineup is enough reason to recheck AMDs offerings with Ryzen/Zen2.

I'm targeting at least 32GB and in my opinion it's not acceptable to use that amount without ECC in 2020. You wouldn't run a server without ECC RAM why should I accept that in a client machine?
But is even more troublesome…

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Für die einen ist es Bewegungsfreiheit. Für die anderen der kleinste VESA-Mount der Welt!

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A friend of mine who teaches elementary school, taught her class, “don’t yuck my yum”

It was like a class mantra, all the kids knew and understood the phrase. So, if a kid brought a bean burrito for lunch, and another kid said “gross! I hate beans” burrito-kid could just say “don’t yuck my yum”

It became the perfect phrase when one student liked something another student hated it. Quickly, it moved from the tangible (food, smells, textures) to the intangible (music, religion, quality)

By the end of the year “don’t tuck my yum” was woven into the culture of the class. They actually used the phrase LESS by then, because yuckers would check themselves before tearing anyone down.

And that class of second graders moved to third, secure in the knowledge that it’s ok to love the things you love, even if other people don’t.

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