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Status update

So things have been awfully quiet here. I lost a post a did a while back due to a backup system that I hadn’t vetted. The short of it is, I went to ESXI, I cried, I came back to proxmox/kvm. There was quite a few potential posts that I could have done along the way, but I was more focused on getting my little world back up and running. So there’s the bad news, I went in circles for no reason. The good news is that I’m about to dive into AWS which could warrant a decent post or two, we’ll see how thats goes. Been on a bit of a personal struggle and an atypical existential crisis after moving into the new place, but it’s just more of a reason to get back to work than anything.

 

Easy post

All this is is the physical layout of my stuff. I’ve completed some more cabling at the new home as a one month anniversary so here’s an easy post with no real thought on my part.

 

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State of the rack, nothing really new here.

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Six of my drops go right to the office. Enough for a couple computers, a phone or two, and a switch for labs. I went against the grain here and put the plate up high just because I didn’t want to have to crawl under a desk to plug and un-plug things. I don’t regret it at all.

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The office as a whole a pretty good upgrade. Plenty of room. Behind me is another desk for the lady and her computer as well.

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This is really a lab bench. There’s a 16 port zyxel switch there with a trunk to all my vlans so I can work out whatever is needed. I really wanted this space for when I bring stuff home for prep/testing.

 

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There’s 2 drops at the TV. One going to the PC there, the other for future. I need another white patch cord.

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This is a zyxel nwa1123-ac. It really has been pretty great and I couldn’t be happier with it for the sub $100 AP range. It’s AC, allows plenty of SSID’s, and plenty of features to boot. Really a bargain if you’re in the market imho. This is it’s new home now that I ran the cable. From here we have great coverage in the whole house, even downstairs in the 5ghz spectrum.

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I convinced the boss to let me run a couple data to the kitchen, and mount a phone at that. There’s push to talk and paging setup so there should be plenty of fun, “make me a sandwich” talk in the future. I just had training with her today on how to use the PTT. The main purpose though is for when I’m on call. I can’t hear my phone if it’s charging down in the office, so I set our PBX up to try this phone as well so I don’t flake out on my colleagues.

 

 

So coming up.. I’m hoping to set up a raspberry pi thermostat. I ran an extra cable just for it. AWS, that should be coming as well. I’ve been playing with containers but really, that’s a broken record that this point, it’s all the rage. I’m going to have to play this by ear, things have been a little crazy just trying to get settled with the new digs.

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