A late Spring visit to Yosemite National Park over on my photo site. I bought a used Fuji X-T3 camera with 18-55mm F2.8 lens. I'm still learning how to use the camera. It takes amazing portrait and landscape pictures. All of the images in the photo post linked above are untouched and straight from the camera in High Quality JPEG image mode.
Comcast now offers 2 Gbps downstream service in my area. Unfortunately, still the same 35 Mbps upload service. For the exercise, I asked if it is possible to get 1 Gbps symmetric service in my area. Turns out, it is possible! Great! The details:
$15,500 installation fee
"Business only" service, $1,350/mo
Ethernet protocol delivered over fiber, requires I rent the fiber switch from them, but they don't manage it or offer any help. In fact, they don't even supply the SFP, but I have to buy the one they specify or the hardware support for their switch is null and void. It's literally just a switch, no routing, no firewall, no nothing, just raw switching.
Static IPv4 and/or static IPv6 costs extra
In a phrase, "wtf".
Remind me again why San Francisco cannot have a city-wide multi-gigabit fiber network and make ISPs compete on services and price, instead of "because we pulled the wire and sued everyone else so they cannot?"
Really enjoying a return to functional programming with Julia.
Supporting F-Droid, because we need a third option to the false dichotomy of Apple or Google app stores.
Evaluated e.foundation. In general, it seems like a great alternative to Google and Apple mobile ecosystems. However, their requirement of creating and using a ecloud account is a non-starter for me.
Thinking about EVs and how I think I want a "dumb EV" that isn't Internet-connected and stalking me everywhere I go . I do not want the manufacturer to lose my data and/or force feed me in-car ads based on my driving history.
And finally, I'm finding many of my orgs moving to real-time chat systems, like Slack, Mattermost, and Matrix. These are great if you aren't super busy or do not need to focus. I find that searching, reading backscroll, and building community seem to be very difficult with these apps. I find myself opting out rather than trying to keep up.