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Lockdown Sunday

Turns out that you can’t ride in a group of more than 2 adults during lockdown. So pretty depressing.

On the plus side:

Apple Watch ECG

So the public beta of IOS now enables the ECG app. Enough reason to go the public beta really. That and face mask unlocking

A real sunday

Getting back on my bicycle. Its good, as is planning for the trip down south with my mates.

Plus, upgraded my Mac mini to Big Sur, after getting the latest version of parallels to run the VM for my older software development environment for rostering.

So… All good really

Havent posted in a while

I haven’t posted in a while, for a few reasons. I’ve been busy, although thats pretty much a give with me. But there have been a few extra things on my agenda of late. Some personal, and some professional. I’ll probably post more on these when I can.

From a work perspective, setting up PainScience has been a big part of things. I’ve been busy with the other guys in sorting out our lease and our build. Hopefully finished in May for us to move in.

Anyway, I’ll put more details online soon enough.

Reconfiguring the network

This weekend has been a tough one, but hopefully now the network (and therefore this blog site amongst other things) should run more smoothly. I’ve been having worsening failures with the Linksys Velop mesh system. Rather than trying to fix that, I’ve gone and bought a dedicated ubiquity router and put that into the network as the main router.

This means that the server now connects directly to the internet via the router, and isn’t dependent on the Linksys devices at all. If they fail, only the wifi around the house will go down.

More importantly, it lets me put the Linksys Velop devices into bridge mode. Interestingly, only two of the five Linksys devices can do that – the ones I got more recently from the UK amazon sale. The ones that have UK plugs. But even with two of them the coverage around the house seems ok. I would note that the device that failed constantly as the parent node was not one of these two, so maybe that will improve things.

Also, I’ve been able to move the wifi out of the server space (and therefore the heat) so they might well do better in the rooms at room temperature.

We will see…