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Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

Evan Kirstel #TechFluencer on Twitter: “😆 Your new job is to fix this. Where you do start? #DataCenter #avtweeps… “

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/16

Via: [Archive] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “This is what happens in every enterprise. Understaff and underpay Infrastructure people, hiring with peanuts gets you monkeys, then this, and next up an AWS cloud migration. The AWS is much more expensive, because you no longer get to cheat on infra cost.… “

[Archive] Evan Kirstel #TechFluencer on Twitter: “😆 Your new job is to fix this. Where you do start? #DataCenter #avtweeps… “


Posted in Ethernet, Hardware, Network-and-equipment, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Salvaging maxtor/seagate SATA drives from their USB external counterparts

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/02

Interesting idea from [WayBack] Western Digital toont prototype van compacte externe 8TB-ssd – Computer – Nieuws – Tweakers:

Voor harde schijven moet je altijd bij de externe drives kijken, die zijn goedkoper (even open schroeven).

– 5 TB 2.5″ HDD: 0.018 EUR/GB
– 6 TB 3.5″ HDD: 0.017 EUR/GB
– 2 TB M.2 SSD 0.103 EUR/GB
– 1 TB 2.5″ SSD 0.096 EUR/GB

Grofweg zit er een factor 5x tussen. Probleem met SSD’s is vooral de schaling, de sweet spot qua prijs zit daar bij 1-2 TB, wat je niet veel helpt als je bijvoorbeeld 10 TB nodig hebt.

[Reactie gewijzigd door Dreamvoid op 7 januari 2020 19:22]

Dat is voor het eerst dat ik zie dat externe schijven goedkoper zijn… Hoe kan dat in hemelsnaam?

Losse harde schijven (vooral 2.5″, die dingen gaan in rack servers) gaan allemaal naar de enterprise markt, waar de klanten merkentrouw zijn en niet op een cent kijken. De concurrentie voor consumenten (externe) drives is daarentegen moordend.

Het is ook een soort ‘overschot markt’ voor de fabrikanten, loopt de HDD productie goed en is de enterprise markt niet heel hot, dan duwen ze wat extra goedkope externe drives de consumentenmarkt in en wordt het prijsverschil groter. Neemt de enterprise sector wel veel af of zijn er productieproblemen, dan verdwijnt het prijsverschil weer grotendeels.

Let wel: Western Digital soldeert de USB interface vast bij hun externe 2.5″ drives, Seagate/Maxtor doet dat (nog) niet.


Posted in Hardware, HDD, Power User, SSD | Leave a Comment »

Isotopp’s home sensor network

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/11/25

For my link archive an interesting blog post by isotopp (Kristian Köhntopp)

[Wayback] My home sensor network

I have been asked to document my home sensor network. Being married to a person with a background in web security sets boundary conditions:

  1. No cloud. We are running all services locally.
  2. No control, only metrics.

I am collecting data from a number of plugs with power meters over Wifi, using the MQTT protocol. I am also collecting data from a number of temperature sensors over Zigbee, and convert to MQTT. The MQTT data is ingested into Influx, and then read and plotted in Grafana. All of this is dockered and runs locally on an Ubuntu server.

Via [Archive] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “For @sluongng …”


Posted in Hardware, IoT Internet of Things, Power User | Leave a Comment »

SMLIGHT SLZB-06 – A Zigbee 3.0 to Ethernet, USB, and WiFi adapter with PoE support – CNX Software

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/11/01

Want: [Wayback/Archive] SMLIGHT SLZB-06 – A Zigbee 3.0 to Ethernet, USB, and WiFi adapter with PoE support – CNX Software

Startup SMLIGHT has launched the SLZB-06 Zigbee 3.0 to Ethernet, USB, and WiFi adapter with PoE support that works out of the box with open-source software such as Home Assistant and Zigbee2MQTT.

The device combines Texas Instruments’ СС2652Р microcontroller for Zigbee with ESP32 for WiFi, data transfer to Ethernet or USB, and peripheral functions such as LEDs and a button.The design is complemented with Microchip LAN8720 for Ethernet.

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Posted in Development, ESP32, Ethernet, Hardware, Hardware Development, Hardware Interfacing, IoT Internet of Things, Matter, MQ Message Queueing/Queuing, MQTT, Network-and-equipment, PoE - Power over Ethernet, Power User, Software Development, USB, WiFi, Z-Wave, Zigbee | Leave a Comment »

LPRng: RESOURCES – PostScript, Epson, HP, Xerox, PPD, etc

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/28

When writing Some links on PostScript books and online content, back from the days, I archived [Wayback] Index of /RESOURCES from the site hosting the [Wayback/] LPRng Web Page (see also LPRng on Wikipedia):

The LPRng software is an enhanced, extended, and portable implementation of the Berkeley LPR print spooler functionality. While providing the same interface and meeting RFC1179 requirements, the implementation is completely new and provides support for the following features: lightweight (no databases needed) lpr, lpc, and lprm programs; dynamic redirection of print queues; automatic job holding; highly verbose diagnostics; multiple printers serving a single queue; client programs do not need to run SUID root; greatly enhanced security checks; and a greatly improved permission and authorization mechanism.

The source software compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX systems, and is compatible with other print spoolers and network printers that use the LPR interface and meet RFC1179 requirements.

Subdirectories (the PPD one goes one level deeper with both files and directories; XEROX just has a subdirectory with one file):


Posted in Development, EPS/PostScript, Hardware, HP Printer Drivers, Power User, Printer drivers, Printers, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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