Indianapolis 500 Racing Experience

So today, I went with my father-in-law, Joe, to the Indy 500 Racing Experience. Which means we got to take 2 laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at about 165 miles per hour in a two seater Indy car. It was so much fun to do this during speed week at Indy. 

We had a great time and had really good weather for it. I will not forget what it was like to go that fast around the track and see the stands and all of the items on the track go by in such a blur. 

I took a few pictures and some video.

We want to thank all of our friends at North Mechanical who got us on the list for such a treat.

Home Networking Update 2021

So we did get a chance to finish up my home networking project this weekend. My friend Conrad helped us rewire and straighten things up. By the end of the weekend, I have a new wifi6 setup (netgear mk86) as well as a 16 port switch that is activated on all the data ports in the house. See below for before and after.

Video of new switch up and running! (thanks Conrad :)

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Home Networking Project 2021

So my friend Conrad will be coming for a visit in the near future and we are working on a home network project that should take things in our home to the next level. Working to setup all of the cat 6 in my place to run through an unmanaged switch and help me connect my mesh network through a wired backhaul to the service provider.

Still trying to decide on which system to use for the mesh network. Looking at several options. I wish Eero my current mesh had better PoE options - but they only have a proprietary option that is difficult.

Instead will look at netgear nighthawk mk83 - brand new as of March 2021 and does wired backhaul as well as PoE and WiFi 6. Also will be using a netgear unmanaged switch at my switch box to connect all of my wired connections in the home.

Heuer Camaro

I really like this vintage piece. It is a Heuer Camaro with a manual winding Valjoux 7733 movement.

Latest Watch: Hamilton PSR

So over Christmas I got a new watch and I really love it. Reminds me of when I was a kid. It is a Hamilton PSR and is a remake of tthe Pulsar Time Computer shown below.