How crap are my RJ45 crimping skills? Here's with a store-bought cable, and with a paco-made cable. The better results are on the store-bought cable.

@paco So there I was, trying to put a new end on a damaged cable.

Boss sighs, grabs the cable, throws it in the garbage.

"$2 patch cable. $50/hr engineer."

@r000t generally speaking, sound advice. But in this case the one I’m crimping has been pulled neatly through the wall to an outlet. The store bought cable is going out the window down the side of the house. So there’s an aesthetic incentive to crimp it right. :)

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