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Y2K but a coronavirus

New Years Eve, 1999-2000, Times Square, NYC

Humans are not very good at dealing with uncertainty. Who can blame them? One day, you’re living your life, shopping for groceries, paying the bills, meeting friends, picking up the kids, … whatever it is you do on any normal day during the year, then suddenly, something happens. A big event, that nobody* saw coming […]

Switching back to Windows

interior image with all the glowy bits

It’s been a good run, but nearing the end of 2019, I’ve decided to make the switch back to Windows after nearly two decades of being primarily a Mac user. Don’t get me wrong, since 2002 when I got my first IBM PowerPC-based Mac Pro, I’ve always had a PC running alongside it. At the […]

Audirvana 3.5

This weekend I took the plunge and sought out the newest version of Audirvana, my preferred, nay, favorite audio playback software. I’ve been using it exclusively for listening to my local collection of music on my computers for nigh 4 years now and I love it. But will I love 3.5? With a completely overhauled […]

Quitting Facebook, an Open Letter to my Friends

Hey friends, For Christmas this year, I’ve decided to give you the present of less me in your timeline. This year, I’ll be quitting Facebook, again, deactivating my account and letting it lie dormant and unused until such time as I decide to return to it. This will actually be the second time I’ve quit […]

Multi-room audio with the HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro and Volumio

The old amplifier's faceplate.

After my kitchen stereo project, I’d been thinking about the next stage in my multi-room, RaspberryPi-based audio setup: The Living Room! I had, in a box, unused for probably ten years, an old NAD C272 stereo amplifier. A pair of Paradigm Atom bookshelf speakers were gathering dust down in the basement that used to belong […]

HiFiBerry Amp 2, Vintage Koss Speakers and Volumio

I’ve been a Sonos user for probably five years now. Initially, they were something of a marvel of integration and software polish, providing ease of setup and room filling sound for … they are not cheap. Their closed ecosystem was another sour note for me, but I pushed past that in favor of convenience. The […]

Hardwares

One day in March, 2018, I woke up feeling pretty good about the day ahead of me. Coffee, a little light internet and then a good two to three thousand words on my book. That was the plan, anyway. About three quarters into my coffee, my screen turned to black and white vertical lines and became […]