Tl/Dr: It’s on the network! But in my analysis, I fell victim to my own bias.
Picking up from last weekend, I play with the ESP32-POE-EA board from Olimex using the Espressif FreeRTOS ESP-IDF Framework.
Been awhile, head spinning, took some time to just play.
Playing around with Tasmota - as the sensing core of an IoT-based swimming pool temperature control system.
Progress, but not where I want it to be. But it builds and installs the FreeRTOS AWS IoT demo.
Dipping a toe into the FreeRTOS ESP32 world.