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State of the Nerd Report / Homelab Update

The last few months have been quite a ride. I’ve been busy, both at work and at play. And both influence one another. Of course, if I were going to write about work tonight, I’ve got another outlet for that. So let’s catch up on what I’ve been up to in my personal nerding.

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My Personal Hackerspace

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The hackerspace movement is one of the neatest developments in modern western society. Places are set aside for people to simple experiment, tinker, create. Often this is done collaboratively.

I don’t presently belong to one of these group hackerspaces. The nearest one to me is TechShop RDU, which last time I checked costs about $100 per month to be a member. That’s a pretty big recurring expense for a family man, and one that I’m reticent to commit to. But I did take a welding class there once, and the facilities were most impressive indeed. If I ever end up making more money than I know what to do with, you can be sure I’ll commit to a membership there. (more…)