The thing about this is, I'm pretty sure that no IT person ever has claimed to like supporting printers.
And the clue that I /should/ have noticed a long time ago was an extension cord going up the wall into the drop ceiling where that router was sitting.
Wow. There's been a device on the network I couldn't identify for the longest time. I had given up some time ago. Today I was trying to connect a printer to the Corp wireless network. The printer connected but had a completely out to lunch IP address. Checked on my phone and sure enough, an incorrect IP address on the same subnet as the printer. WTF.
After searching around and finding nothing. I went to a user who has been here and in that part of the basement the longest and mentioned I think there's some sort of rogue wireless router down here somewhere.
He says, "You mean like the one Lorne put in the ceiling over there?" Lorne is my predecessor. Sure enough, up in the ceiling we pulled out a D-Link wireless router. Connected to a hub. A HUB!
It was using the same SSID as the corporate wireless network but acting as a standalone NAT router. I think after it was installed, a second AP was added for the corp wireless network making the signal better in the basement so it was really unnecessary now.
I'm embarrassed that I didn't find it before now but it just hadn't got in the way of anything before today.
Pretty awesome to finally see an Open Source CAD get to the point of being a serious competitor to any Autodesk products. Even better that it's greed that is pushing most users to discover and use FreeCAD.
The world is a little bit darker tonight. This guy was an absolute legend! RIP Joey.
This is pretty cool. The University of Alberta has launched a free online course on Science Literacy.
Learn to tell the difference between real and pseudoscience. https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/science-literacy.html
Started working on this at least a year ago and finally finished it.
A little powershell script (to be run as a user logon script) that gathers some basic information on computers and users.
It creates 2 files, one based on the computer name and another based on the username. Each contain the same information, each can be useful at different times.
Maybe I can clean it up and throw it on git, if anyone finds it useful.
I watch over the stuff with blinky lights. Pretty boring and entirely unremarkable.
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.