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Eating Recipes

Make a Crumble

An Internet recipe that works! Making a traditional crumble is quick, the product a tasty antioxidant rich desert that uses early summer berries. Serves four to six.

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Technology

Phone System Makeover

Phone System Makeover

Changes at wireless carrier and at Google Voice prompted a makeover of the Dismal Manor phone system to correct voice mail systems that were trying to take messages from each other. An amusing dance that was annoying my healthcare providers. So we set out to fix it.

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Personal Computing Technology Video

Got Mandolin Shred?

A brief review of the Mandolin.com service as experienced during a Punch Brothers show. Top marks to Mandolin. Apple and Google got muddy.

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Home automation Personal Computing

It’s a New Dawn?

It’s a new dawn in Apple Land. Apple Silicon and MacOS 11 Big Sur have arrived. All in all, convergence of iPadOS and MacOS and continuous refinement.

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Personal Computing

Apple Silicon?

What’s the buzz about Apple Silicon? An everyday user’s take on the new Apple System on a Chip systems announced 2020.11.10.

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Citizenship

All models are bad but; some models are useful!

This post walks the reader through the Five Thirty Eight election model results interpretation.

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Home automation Personal Computing

Dismal Manor Dog Doorbell

Dismal Manor has a dog doorbell built from Apple HomeKit and Anker Eufy Cam2 video cameras. This article describes how to assemble one from parts.

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Home automation Personal Computing

HomePodOS 14.1

A quick update on HomePodOS 14.1, where to find HomePodOS release notes, and where to find the rescue procedure.

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Personal Computing

I thought Apple left Infinite Loop?

An Apple Id is the keys to your iCloud kingdom. It should have a really good password that is also easily entered. So why is it so hard to change an Apple Id password? Why so much friction?

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Audio

Hope for Home Pod?

A review of Apple HomePod AirPlay connection issues. HomePod is a pain as a music delivery device but sings sweet when it does manage to connect.