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Supply Chain was just an interesting word for most of us before the pandemic. But, the more we sink into it, it slowly but surely colliding with our worlds. First we heard about the rising prices and unavailability of new cars, then lumber prices rose to such an extent that if you call a lumber company they quote you a ridiculous amount for your floors which are overdue for replacement.

From AV Receivers to speakers…


I got the latest generation iPad Mini not so long ago. It is out of warranty, but definitely not that old. It is a child of the pandemic. I got it because I wanted to use it for a more comfortable reading experience because of its larger screen size. I won’t call it a better screen because it does not have an OLED screen like the Samsungs or the newer iPhones.

I expected the larger iPad to be more powerful than my iPhone XS Max. However, it turns out that the iPhone is more reliable and powerful, and has a…


I confess I had no idea how to manage the cables connected to my router in the basement. The electrician who put in the first few cables just left those hanging with ethernet jacks — some of them are not long enough.

Over time when three increased to ten, not only was it horribly difficult for the electrician to add jacks to the end of cables (it would sometimes take multiple attempts to get the ethernet working properly), it was a pretty bad mess even with my feeble attempts to make it all look nice.

So, recently after ~3 years…


This is a phenomenon I’ve noticed in software companies in the US. Bad apples come into a good workplace, create a mess, stick on to their jobs slowly poisoning the well, creating chaos. People keep giving feedback to the management which goes unheard, and slowly the good people leave until the company is left with whoever managed to stay on through the chaos.

This article is about why this happens. It makes no sense — but there is a good reason for this. And it explains why you hear these horror stories of abuse & discrimination from the workplace.

The…


So, this week, I was finally able to get 95% of all Sonos speakers hardwired to my Nest/ Google Wifi network. If you had told me before this that there would be so much difference in my Wifi performance, I would not have believed you.

~7 speakers were already hard wired to the network, and it sucked — specifically for Sonos usage.

We connected ~3 speakers to the network — that is all we did. I have plenty of Nest/ Google Wifi Routers and points — Wifi coverage is not an issue. …


I wanted to write a quick article on whether a home network with a 10gbps backbone will make any difference to a regular, non tech savvy user who does not have any special requirement like transferring huge files over the home network for work purposes, etc.

A typical user would watch streaming online, listen to music, browse websites, etc. Also, it would be highly unusual to have devices with a 10gbps card. Most devices would either be 1gbps or even 100mbps (like Sonos!).

This is why in my articles I have noted that you only need a 10gbps backbone to…


I was reading an article about how we can already get some of the major security features in Windows 11, right now in Windows 10:

It is a great article — but there are some things which will NOT work for you, some which will work great, and some I would not recommend. Also, it is not that easy to setup all those settings in the BIOS. So, I decided to write an article about my experience.

What is TPM?

  • Looks like for most Intel CPUs released in the past 4–5 years the TPM is within the CPU and it is usually…

This is a real problem for a lot of people right now. You live in a house or a very large apartment. You are just not into running cables within your walls to get a strong network connection to WFH. Your Wifi Router is not able to handle the current load. What do you do?

I have this problem right now, because we got a “moving” work desk and it has to be placed in a room where it is not possible to run a cable in that specific wall even if we want to. …


For those who have been following my journey optimizing my wired and wireless networks at home, you would think that everything is running very well now. Well, the truth of the matter is that while most of the network runs very well most of the time, the slow parts can really drag you down when they happen.

What we are told is that if any Sonos speaker is connected to a wired connection, that will make the overall Sonos experience better because all the speakers can work together in mesh mode creating wifi connections between each other.

While that maybe…


I have been using TFS for more than ten years now. We use a server at office and it was slowly upgraded over time from TFS to the Azure DevOps Server. It now has the 2020 version with the latest patches. For reference, I am using it with Windows Server 2019 & SQL Server 2019 (both the OS and the server having been upgraded over time).

The initial reason to set this up was that even if we use GitHub for storing the code, we still needed something to write our test cases on. …

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