I display my collection of cameras in a glass cabinet, laid out roughly by type. Some time ago I added small signs with the camera’s make, model and date. Originally these were on small tent-fold cards, printed on the computer. After a while, this annoyed me because the cards were too easy to disturb when […]Read more "Displaying my camera collection"
The other day, in my role as a member of university IT staff, I visited a hall of residence to install some wireless networking equipment. It’s out of term-time so the hall was unoccupied, and Chris and I had the building to ourselves. It was quite eerie -a building normally full of people and noise […]Read more "Halls of residence"
A while back I wrote about the worst cabinet ever. Maybe this one isn’t as spectacular to behold, but there is a Cisco switch under all that spaghetti. There are also two PoE power injectors for wireless access points. All this is in a wooden cupboard and it was roasting hot. You can see that […]Read more "New worst cabinet ever"
Recently at work I had to go out on site to visit a comms cabinet. I followed the directions to the cabinet, but when I got there I found it was in a tiny closet, not deep enough for a rack. So it seems that whoever installed the network improvised. There’s an ancient 10Mbit hub, […]Read more "The worst cabinet ever"