Data Closet

I found a vestigial electric outlet inside a cupboard in our library, and thus was born the data closet.

It houses an AmpliFI wireless access point, the Raspberry Pi that feeds our water and electricity consumption data to, and the PoE connection to the Nanobeam in the works that feeds the Internet into the house from across the street.


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Thelma on January 4, 2023 - 22:05 Permalink

I am here to salute your tidy cabling in a hidden spot.

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Jarek on January 4, 2023 - 23:58 Permalink

If you have another Raspberry Pi, it's also the perfect place for a Pi-hole.

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Peter Rukavina on January 5, 2023 - 11:04 Permalink

That is an excellent idea. Thank you.

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Andrea on January 5, 2023 - 10:51 Permalink

I too salute your cable-hiding cupboard. We've been trying to solve the problem of storing cables/charging station problem at our house. But wait, you have a library?!

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Peter Rukavina on January 5, 2023 - 11:04 Permalink

The “library” was Brigadier Reid’s study, originally. Catherine undertook a significant renovation about 15 years ago that added a wall of bookshelves and cupboards and a mid-century-modern wooden mantel around the brick mantel that was there before. It seems pretentious to call it a library, but that’s very much what it is.

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Andrew on January 6, 2023 - 13:07 Permalink

Jealous! Our cable modem has been sitting on our living room floor for almost five years.

“We’ll find a better place for this once we settle in…”