cyborg, magnetic implant 

I recently got a magnet implanted into one of my fingers. It's quiet small (~2x3mm) and strong enough to lift a paper clip or to send a laptop into standby when approaching it's lid sensor.

It's still healing, but I'm already able to feel magnetic fields like the fan in my laptop or the electric motor of a train.
One could say I acquired a new sense. Any ideas what else I could do with it?

Under normal circumstances (say: no food connected to my modem) my line syncs to ~205/45 Mbit/s, btw.

Because there were some questions regarding my cabling: I wired the line to pin 4 & 5 of an 8P8C (falsely known as RJ45) socket. I stripped away the extra wires for this photo.

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I got several requests on how fast potato internet is, so I plugged one between the second DSL wire.
Didn't even cost much bandwidth, still about 175/39 Mbit/s! Definitely some HF-magic going on here.
The apple doesn't seem to be too happy about the heat in the cabinet, though.

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Working in the field of network/systems architecture consists mostly of dealing with weird edge cases and limitations in hard- and software.
Which is so much fun and annoying as hell.

selfie, internet shitpost 

hello from where they break the internet
“So at its heart, The Internet is for End Users is a call for IETF participants to stop pretending that they can ignore the non-technical consequences of their decisions, a call for broader consultation when making them, and one for continued focus on the end user.”

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Today I learned that the service dog emoji 🐕‍🦺 is constructed by combining the code points for the safety vest 🦺 and the dog 🐕 with a zero width joiner.

Unicode lets us dress dogs. It's blessed.

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Als ich jünger war dachte ich freie Software sei der erste Schritt zu fully automated gay space communism. Stellt sich raus, das funktioniert wohl eher nur andersrum :/

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‪OH: “Subnetzmasken, auch bekannt als Raumteiler.”‬

I’ve been using Ceph for half a year now and ZFS already feels like it’s from the stone age.

A drive dies.
ZFS: OMG, provide a new drive immediately or shit will hit the fan!!
Ceph: btw, osd xy is dead, I already got you covered.

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