Network upgrade

Added capacity for an extra six hosts on my LAN and now most of my network infrastructure supports 2.5Gbps ethernet speeds. And my janky rack is obsolete now.

The equipment is four TP-Link TL-SG108-M2 ethernet switches which I got from Amazon.

Oh, and I should probably mention that the TP-Link switches come with piddly little adhesive feet, but I didn’t use them, I got some of these big honkin’ ones instead: 25x Rubber Feet Pads Self Adhesive Isolation Feet Speakers Foot Shock Absorption. My logic is that more space between switches equals better cooling.

John's four new Ethernet switches

John's janky rack

In The Lab With Jay Jay – October 31, 2023 – Uboxing of FILCO Majestouch 2SS Edition 104-key and tenkeyless keyboards

This post is part of my video blog: In The Lab With Jay Jay.

Silly Job Title: Sparky

Happy Halloween! Today: another unboxing video! This time we’re taking a look at my two new mechanical keyboards from FILCO (affiliate links):

As I mention in the video I usually like to purchase my mechanical keyboards from WASD Keyboards in California. They make excellent keyboards but just a bit too pricey for me at the moment. Instead of purchasing from WASD Keyboards I picked these keyboards up from Amazon Australia and I paid AU$202.55 (US$130) for the 104-key keyboard and AU$188.89 (US$120) for the 87-key keyboard which was roughly half of what I would have had to pay if I purchased from WASD Keyboards.

Both of these FILCO Majestouch 2SS Edition keyboards come with Cherry MX Speed Silver switches. If you’re into mechanical keyboards definitely give these switches a try; now that I’m used to them I will accept nothing less.

It was a bit disappointing that while doing the unboxing I discovered some of the keys had fallen loose during shipping. I have since plugged in and tested the keyboard (I’m using it now in fact) and everything seems to be working okay, so no harm no foul.