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Citizenship

Virginia Absentee Voting

The 2020 legislature changed Virginia voting laws to permit general voting by mail and to remove the ballot witnessing requirement. These changes allow anyone to vote by mail in any Virginia election without a note from their mother. Exercising your franchise is important to the vitality of US, Virginia, and Norfolk City polity. I have […]

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Personal Computing

MacOS Catalina Stability?

MacOS Catalina is becoming increasingly colicky at Dismal Manor. Symptoms include kernel panics, application hard runs. User mail file corrupt or busy, etc. Most issues seem file system related. This post describes things we have tried to minimize issues.

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Audio

Introducing Modius

Sorry, no schitty puns today. Just the introduction of a new Dismal Manor resident, Modius, a high value DAC that plays radio and TV audio here.

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Greyhounds

New Meal Plan

Rocky gets powerful hungry over night. When Rocky wants fed, Rocky gets shouty. Painfully shouty if he’s within a foot or two of your ear. So what can we do to get Mr. Fancy Pants to sleep through the night? Greyhounds for Dummies has plenty about proper feeding but not what to do about a […]

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Greyhounds Personal Computing Photography Twittering

Mister Fancy Pants

A quick Rocky update and some fun with Apple iOS 13 Clips App with Twitter friends

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Audio

What to do with My CARES Act stimulus payment?

Magnaplanar LRS Stock image courtesy of Magnepan. The CARES Act, in an effort to keep US residents whole during the early days of the SARS-COV2 pandemic, gives each tax payer and social security recipient $650 to spend as they will. Not needing it to make ends meet, I decided to direct my stimulus grant to […]

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Gardening

Dismal Gardens Makeover

Dismal Gardens Makeover

This article describes the front garden bed renovation executed by McDonald Garden Center Landscape Division. This project replaced 50 years of legacy plant materials with scale and setting appropriate materials.

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Greyhounds

Updated Hookworm Protocol

Hookworm image courtesy of the NIH Public Health Image Library #5205 and in the public domain. Used by permission. Recently, I wrote about treatment of medication resistant hookworms in former racing greyhounds. Since that article was published, new research has been published and American Animal Hospital Association recommends a new treatment protocol. I’ll describe the […]

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Healthcare

Thoughts on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

A list of key references including a nice video explaining pandemic dynamics and how behavior alterations affect the rate of spread of COVID-19

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Audio

Vidar Invades Camp Dismal

Vidar Invades Camp Dismal

He came two days early and sounds like Schiit. That is to say, neutral with laser focus and clean, natural articulation. Vidar makes good sources sing sweetly yet will show up mediocre recordings and front end componentss.