Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

@RadicalEdward Networking Tech: Layers 1 through 3 are a nightmare. Just don't go in that room. Everything is working? THANK GOD. Call me if anything seeps out of the wall sockets.

@Bluedepth @RadicalEdward generally the messy human layer.

There are *some* protocols, but they're mostly not fully specified, not documented, and implementations differ wildly. This leads to all sorts of communication errors.

@RadicalEdward Yes, but only if the little town has broadband.

@RadicalEdward This hits so close to home you have no idea.

Just this morning I wistfully thought that maybe it'd be better to work a farm up north, perhaps pick up some woodworking as a hobby or look into blacksmithing again. At least forged steel doesn't require a debugger.

@RadicalEdward that second one is literally my life right now tho (except I have enough furniture, so it's getting everything in place to grow my own food).

Ha, I bought a kayak and get out on the water as frequently as a can. Two hands on a paddle and water all around me. Sometimes with a fishing pole. Nothing electronic.

@RadicalEdward City dwellers daydreaming: "It would be so cool to live in the countryside, with fresh air and nature"

City dwellers in the countryside: "Fuck these mosquitoes, fuck these spiders, and fuck those birds who won't shut the fuck up"

@RadicalEdward Also, seaside towns. They smell and seagulls are even worse than pigeons.

@RadicalEdward ... no wifi just all wired, no IOT, router locked tf down, physical media etc.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.