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Personal Computing

Introducing Fantastical Calendar

Dismal Wizard auditioned another calendar. He likes this one enough to open his wallet. Find out what he didn’t like about Apple’s calendar and how Fantastical closes the gap

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Audio

LRS Comes for Good

Further Magneplanar LRS listening impressions including how they render some classic rock material. What works, what falls flat, and some speculation as to why.

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Personal Computing

New Apple Calendar?

Do you like the new iOS 14 Apple Calendar’s event creation UI? Well, there is a competent alternative, OneCalendar from a small Dutch company that provides the essentials in a smooth way.

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Citizenship

Norfolk Elections Office Keeps on Keeping’ On

The wheels of government turn slowly but the do turn, Norfolk Elections Office assures me.

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Audio

Aunt Nancy’s Gift Arrives

Aunt Nancy Pelosi pays for a pair of Magneplanar LRS loudspeakers. They are magical acoustic music speakers. Learn more about them after the led.

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Personal Computing

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.