Somehow I survived 30 years

Heres's to 60 more.

2010 was a year with no major trips to the hospital for me or my family that I can recall, which is a small feat considering every year prior involved at least 2 days hospitalization for me, and some for other members of my immediate family.

(There were of course ER visits, but no inpatient care or IV treatment)

power over ethernet – why do so many vendors do it so halfassed?

good thing: I think this weekend i figured out how to make a circuit that supports both cisco legacy and 802.3af/at power over ethernet as a consumer, and outputs to something like a linksys router, or a ubiquiti bullet, both of which i'd rather be powering off my POE switches rather than using wallwarts or power injectors.

meh thing: it's all surface mount, which means getting pricey boards with etch resist and hoping i lay out the pcb right the first time

bad thing: not having any time to try it all out

It definitely seems easy compared to all the half assed solutions i see out there, the ubiquiti methods included.

The personal website of Paul Timmins – Telecommunications expert, father.