Some Days, I Tell You...

Some days it's hard enough without your tools actively fighting against you. This BSoD happened twice, both times when I rebooted a switch while watching its console through a USB-to-serial dongle. Never seen that happen before. This USB-to-serial is a piece I've had with me for 15 years now and has been one of the most reliable pieces of kit I've had, but maybe it is finally too old for use.

In totally unrelated news, minicom on Fedora Core 25 still sucks as bad as it did 15 years ago with RedHat (non-enterprise) 6.