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  • thayertoSelfhosted@lemmy.worldNetworking Dilemma
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    If it were me and there was no way to have an additional drop installed from the exterior, I would still consider running a single cable through the living space to your desired location, as discreetly as possible.

    It’s difficult to suggest exactly how to do so without pics or a floorplan, but I would try to match the wall or trim color and keep the cable tucked close to the floor and/or ceiling throughout the run.

    Once in place, the cable will quickly disappear into your surroundings and you’ll be left with rock solid reliable networking.



  • I’m happy to see it’s finally happening, and I hope they left its implementation flexible.

    What I’d really love to see (aside from triple buffer) is a real solution to the system tray situation. AppIndicator is problematic for some apps and under certain X11/Wayland desktops, and even when it works well it is cumbersome to use compared to traditional tray implementations. Hoping we see a new approach soon.

    In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying a revisit to KDE Plasma under Kinoite and I have to say I’m really impressed with both DEs!





  • As others have said, just buy a TV that meets your A/V needs and don’t connect it to the internet.

    I know everyone talks about Jellyfin these days, but Kodi is an excellent option too if you don’t need streaming to multiple devices. I use Kodi via LibreElec on an rpi4 and it’s been great. All media is stored on my home server and shared over Samba, but you can easily store it locally on the box if you don’t have a server.

    For music streaming, I run a separate instance of miniDLNA on my server, since I like to browse-by-directory for my music instead of relying solely on metadata. This also allows you to stream to any DLNA-friendly device on the LAN.

    I’ve digitized my disc collection and just keep the physical media as a backup. The local library has a huge selection of media too…and if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it.