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.


in all seriousness, that latter one is where I seem to be heading

except the town part

towns are... troubling, sometimes.

I guess my dad was right. Someday we'll be hermits living in the woods. -_-

is this "literally the plot of stardew valley"?

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

@RadicalEdward hmm... I wonder... is this "make my own" only because of disillusionment in mainstream tech, or is it more like, the people who end up working in tech are the same people who want to understand how everything works and do it themselves?

@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 I’ve been looking into building my own cabin

@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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