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inaugurating my poetry blog with some networking themed poetry

this one is called "packet pusher"

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Recent Bandcamp pickups (SEP 4 – OCT 2)

wrote about the music I picked up from Bandcamp over the last month or so

its been a while since I've written one of these posts, hope y'all enjoy

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Notes from my server upgrades to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

wrote up a short post with notes from upgrading my servers to Ubuntu 20.04

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Hi, I'm packetcat!

I have been on the fediverse since April 2017 so it feels strange to be writing a introduction post but here we are.

I am a huge nerd who is into video games, competitive Overwatch and computer networking. I have a podcast with my amazing friend @chosafine called Shades of Brown.

I also have a couple blogs, Asinine Tech and Irreverent Space.

Last but not least, I run a IRC network called EntropyNet!


what a weird issue, I guess it made me find a edge case issue in my playbook and its now more reliable now so that's good

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anyways I changed my playbook to use the ansible_nodename value instead of ansible_fqdn and that works more reliably since that is set in my Ansible hosts file and matches what I use as hostname

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thing is socket.getfqdn() is wrong but socket.gethostname() is getting the correct value

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so troubleshooting a Ansible related issue

ansible_fqdn is the wrong value for a host and I can't find where exactly python is picking that up from

socket.getfqdn() is supposedly where Ansible gets that value and it is indeed returning a old hostname that isn't set anymore

no it isn't in /etc/hosts and hostname is set correctly

anybody have any ideas?

inaugurating my poetry blog with some networking themed poetry

this one is called "packet pusher"

youtube-dl's Github repository has been restored

after tests that downloaded RIAA copyrighted material were removed

I'm looking at options for colocating a router, switch and a 1U server in either USA or Canada. Toronto preferably but I'm open to something like Chicago/Seattle.

I'll be requiring cross connects to a meet me room of some kind so I can buy transit.

I have a ASN and IP space.

Advice/suggestions/recommendations welcome, I'm new to the colocation side of things.

tbh, I really wanna know why I'm being GPU bound in this game and especially why it doesn't change across settings presets

gonna need the Digital Foundry analysis of the PC version for this one

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as for CPU utilization, about 50% across all my cores, this game is on Ubisoft's Anvil engine and uses multiple cores quite well

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its interesting because going from ultra high down to high preset didn't change anything about GPU usage in the benchmarks, utilization was steady at 95% throughout the running time of the benchmark

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so started Assassin's Creed Valhalla this morning

performance characteristics on my PC are...interesting

running at 1440p on a i7-8086K and a 2080Ti, I am GPU bound at graphics presets - ultra high, very high, high and also adaptive

I am playing with adaptive quality with a target of 60FPS

another thing - the FPS limit option in settings does absolutely nothing, the game doesn't register the option change

the screenshot here is the benchmark results with adaptive quality turned on

anyways, watch Laura's Access-Ability videos, they cover these new consoles and also other accessibility in games topics

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Microsoft seems quite ahead when it comes to accessibility on their game consoles

Adaptive controller, leaving last gen controllers usable, better high contrast options, co-pilot mode, force mono audio mode

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I love this operative that I got in Watchdogs Legion

love how his metadata says, "searched cute bees"

gotta use him in a a few missions tbh

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