Every so often GregKH will go and drop a few *THOUSAND* e-mails onto the linux-kernel mailing list. This gets... exciting...
As of right now there's 3048 e-mail addresses subscribed directly to the list (obviously folks consume these in VASTLY different ways and some of these are gateway addresses). So the 3031 patch messages that got sent today resulted in 9,238,488 e-mails.
So, a graph of what dumping that onto a mail queue looks like ;-)
Internal pictures because those are way more interesting!
So lets talk storage for 10 seconds. As we've noted before the beauty of these systems is that the storage needs to be only a bit faster than the network, and turns out an ssd on the sata bus can move about 560MB/s and 530MB/s read/write respectively. Turns out, we only need to be faster than 125MB/s on both of those ;-)
So we'll serve data off the 2TB drive, and there's a 1TB drive we boot from and COULD put more data on (also sata)
So dropped a *FANCY* new micro-mirror off at the shipping company today. This will be our first
Optiplex 9020 micro (how appropriate?) based micro-mirror. Couple of nice advantages over our trusty T620s: actually good nics, beefier cpu, more ram.
Downside: costs more (I mean, duh?)
The mirror is sponsored by http://les.net and is going to be our first international mirror! Go
Been fighting with rtl_433 hearing my 915MHz devices. It's just... *WEIRD* they work, but then I can't hear them? Started noticing it more, it's not just hardware, it's not antennas...
fire up CubicSDR on my laptop, tune up 915MHz aaaaand.....
WHAT THE HECK IS LITERALLY SCREAMING AT 916MHz?!?!?!
Apparently the Death Star because what the heck. So if I tune down to 914.73 I shift the offender out of frame but I want to track it down now. Bet it's someone's air conditioner....
So it turns out you can recharge a TARDIS with USB-C 😜
Well reworked aome of the weather station project and added a pms5003. Still micropython based, which has been going well. One piece of hardware, as3935, does not like reset for some reason and needs to be investigated. Otherwise it's doing more data, the solar charger is better, and we shall see how well the battery lasts!
Now with more storage and maybe a few modifications...
A wild server appears! It's only missing... 6 pieces of storage medium... 😜
So late last year o built up some new (to me) servers to swap out some hardware in the DC. Sent 3 boxes down via a popular sgipper that like arrows. 2 made it on time, one was weirdly a day behind. Turns out that box ahowed up soaking wet on the bottom, enough so the DC and driver took pictures.
Fast forward a few days when a friend was racking and stacking aaaand. Yeah that box had a bent server in it. Pictures looked *BAD*. Filed a damaged shipment claim. 1/
It also uses a Realtek RTL8762CMF, which amusingly took a drop of alcohol, a 100mm camera lens, a pitch dark room, and a super bright LED flashlight to even REMOTELY read off the chip.
This is waaay zoomed in from the original picture even. the 'CMF' variant doesn't seem to be documented anywhere, and no other close letters I've seen. It's a low power BLE device though, probably runs on 1.8V
Actually some amusing further notes:
- Back of board is mostly bare (the battery gets double sided taped to it), but after you get the battery off you find... pads for what looks like a debug / serial port. I do love me serial ports!
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