Some crazy things have happened since the previous episode: There were rather mysterious test results with different Zener diodes that took me some time to figure out, I’m actively joining forces with the Cryptech project and I’ve ordered the first generation of proper test PCBs among other things.
Not only are various ill-conceived broadband initiatives a waste of money, and not only are they actively delaying the deployment of sensible access technologies, but they also put peoples lives at risk.
Devices that are “user configurable”, “field/user upgradeable” and “microcontroller driven” may score with buzzword bingo, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you may want to use them.
If you think that IPv6 had enough addresses to let you have some static ones for your home, then think again. After all, for the ISPs IPv6 is not about giving proper Internet access to people again, but about making money fast.