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TrueNAS Core 12.0 RC1 Arrives

TrueNAS Core 12.0 RC1 Arrives

On Friday, DW updated the FreeNAS server to TrueNAS Core 12.0 RC1. Our use cases are simple so risk was low. The post describes what we encountered — TrueNAS is the same but different. Mostly UI reorganization and User Guide rewrite. We’re up and alive and well.

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Audio

Study System!

An impulse purchase led to rearrangement of the study rack to make room for Magni, Modi, and Mani giving a proper little study system.

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My blog

Blog Tinkering

A summary of new 2020 Theme editorial changes to Dismal Manor Dispatches.

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Audio

Mani Drops In

Schiit Audio Mani added to the Dismal HiFi

Mani is a phono preamplifier, a very clever one built from carefully selected integrated circuit operational amplifiers. Dead quiet and very neutral in sound.

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Audio

Balanced Audio Connections

A quick introduction to balanced audio connections and their use in home music playback systems.

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Audio

Schiit Audio Modius comes for good

Modius Comes for Good
A second look at Modius and introduction of Magnius, a $200 balanced headphone amplifier. These are ideal for a study system or personal listening in a shared space. I use my Modius for TV and streaming radio playback. It makes a difference.

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Personal finances Technology

A 21st Century Credit Card

A 21st Century Credit Card

A brief introduction to the things that make Apple Card unique and valuable. No, you won’t find this on YouTube.

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Citizenship

Checking Virginia Absentee Ballot Progress

I’ll show you how to track your absentee ballot through the process using the Virginia Elections Office Citizen Portal.

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Greyhounds

Meal Plan 2.0

Former racing greyhounds come with adult size if not with adult brains. They come knowing what they need to make it through work day life. There is much to train but what are they ready to learn as they settle in?

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My blog Site changes

A New Look and a New URL

Retired Moocher Dave blog has a new name DismalManorDispatches.blog and a new look that is easier on the eye and works better with the new block editor. Same cast of characters, same boring content.