Therapist: Blickensderfer-layout Selectric isn’t real, Blickensderfer-layout Selectric can’t hurt you
(I mean it's not really a good deal, unless coalescing devices is worth like $1000 and you NEED 5gbe vs. 2.5gbe otherwise just buy unifi's 8x2.5gbe switch and aruba's 24x1gbe switch and hook the two together with a 10gbe dac.)
the cisco 350 series has some 2.5 and 5gbe which sort of makes sense as a high end smallbiz line, but unfortuantely it's all fairly expensive. the 8x2.5GbE+2x10GbE switch is $1300. Hilariously, there's a 16x1, 8x5, 4x10 switch for "Just" $1600 which might actually be a good deal for that big/flexibility.
But just by way of looking around: I also found out that there's a new unifi switch with 4x10GbE+1GbE (PoE in) (that's a familiar config, mikrotik sells that but w/ SFP+ ports)
It's more than I'd want to spend right now but that chip is gonna be around for a long time I bet - although I am laughing a little bit about whatever acrobatics went into making the POE port a slower one.
So, followup on this:
I should probably just buy the Arubas I've been thinking about, especially if I'm insisting on new. You can get Dealz on fortiswitches if you buy years-old versions, which.... IDK, I'm still mixed on.
It occurs to me that probably any small switch with a 10-gig uplink is either going to be "expensive" or "Mikrotik" for the next couple years because that's a somewhat new configuration
is anyone other than ubnt and mikrotik making an 8-port switch with a 10gbe uplink? (also the ubiquiti one has 2.5gbe device ports which is fun but it's also like a $500 switch, probably aimed at big wifi 6 APs and I just want my 200 kilobits from each of 3 machines at the back of my house to not be bottlenecked, you know?
We of course already knew by 2011 that this was Not Going To Happen, but a lot of the last vestiges of a time when people might have believed it could were still in place.
I posted this on twitter the other day but it feels relevant here. One of the things that I've gotten most into in the past couple years, w/re vintage computing in particular, is the alt-future aesthetics that continued basically into 2011 or so where we might all one day get fiber internet and be running our own web sites.
I finally wrote another blog entry:
"Cory complains about WIndows 11" (2500 words, mostly poorly organized.)
for disclosure: I'm testing the software on a machine with a 1366x768 display and almost all software feels hateful on a display that small
iA Writer on Windows feels like it's made by people who wrote an iPad app, *then* a Mac app, *then* got bugged to make a Windows app and they hate literally everything about Windows so they built something meant to be full-screened so you can pretend you're not using Windows.
found out where some more of the interface control in iA writer is. Not sure how I feel about some of it, to be perfectly honest.
Highland for Mac is probably my favorite, both because it's not trying to be OneNote and because it feels imminently like it fits within the Mac platform
markdownpad appears to have been abandoned as of 2014 and the included HTML renderer crashes immediately so that's kind of a bummer.
I'm having weird mental problems with all the tools that are formatted as onenote-alikes.
ia writer is fine but it's falling over itself to be ~distraction-free~ so hard that using it to make a document with light formatting is actually distracting
trains, chronic illness, old computers (old macs in particular)
a tiny corner of the internet that wishes it was on dial-up, for some reason.