TuneIn as a poor-man’s network alert

I used to get irked when colleagues streamed music from radio stations to their desktop at work, when they could have the same result with a cheap radio without eating up bandwidth. Nowadays not so much, all of them are remote, so do what you want in your space.

However, with the rise of digital assistants and the smart speakers you can cast a local station or even stream something from TuneIn (Alexa play Jazz24) and with home bandwidth improving you can get better sound quality than FM stereo.

And of course be alerted when your network is down. Because streaming stops. Just like in the old days when people sonified pings on the Ethernet or even actual traffic.

Yes, it is kind of a slow day today…

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