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#21
(19-Apr-2019, 07:55 AM) agent_kith Wrote: 4 day long weekend. Thought I can get some work done. Wild weather knocked the power out. No idea when it'll be back.

There is a loud bang in the suburb.

Hope everyone, and all computers are OK.


Goo bless, please take care and hava a good rest.
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#22
(19-Apr-2019, 07:55 AM) agent_kith Wrote: 4 day long weekend. Thought I can get some work done. Wild weather knocked the power out. No idea when it'll be back.

 

Arrrgh !  the dreaded 'loud bang'   Smile   usually precedes the release of the magic blue smoke... Sad

Sounds like a good name for an album... Think    
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There is a loud bang in the suburb.

Looks like we're getting that same weather bomb in 2 days time....   ulp... Sad
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#23
Repairs is going to be expensive. 3 phase power into 8 units... Just have to wait and see. Already exhausted and yet to write a single code.

Folks please refrain from donating for now as the callbacks are not going to work.

And thanks again for all donars that make it possible to move most snakeoil resources to the cloud.

10% battery life left. The caveman experience will start soon...
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(19-Apr-2019, 03:49 PM) agent_kith Wrote: Repairs is going to be expensive. 3 phase power into 8 units... Just have to wait and see. Already exhausted and yet to write a single code.

And we have power.. Well, since yesterday really. But I hadn't had time to report back as was checking around to make sure everybody's homes are OK, and mine too (mostly).

Wonder why anyone would want 3 phase for their homes. Like seriously what are they running in the sheds? 3 phase power is a bitch to work with, and it's damaged at the pole. Increasing the difficulty/danger. Very lucky in my case the sparkiies managed to salvage the remaining cable so we don't have to replace that. Managed to strip back the burnt cables just enough, find a replacement MCB that will fit the gauge, and viola. All said and done, we have power.

Really a pain in the arse. And this really dawned on me why some people do not hear a difference with good power delivery. Being a renter during my University days, I know how horrible the home cablinig can get. Well, mine is actually pretty good (not ideal, but good enough).

Unfortunately my system isn't world classs so the improvements are subtle. But there was this guy in WA who had a very resolving system, and swapping power cables on his system is very telling. He is the guy that inspired me to this school of thought - that the audiophile is the most important element in the audio chain. He is the guy that educated me measurements cannot create a system to his standards. And this is the same guy who tells me there is one other system that is better than his. Rolleyes

Anyway, hope anybody seeing this will ignore all the pseudo science you find on the Internet (including mine). Start to listen to music with your heart and feel how it flows in you. When your brians are fooled into thinkinig a recording is physically real - that is when you know you are on the right path.

So what happened after they changed the MCB? I think my Home Theather (Marantz 8805/Yahama A5000/B&W + Pioneer wines) sound even better before the "big Easter Friday bang". The contacts back to the grid is now brand new, unoxidised and sucking in all that juice. Havn't turned on my stereo system yet. To be honest I'm afraid (uncertaini if it's going to be better or worse). Plus I'm still very tired from it all (organising the sparkies for this job isn't that easy). 

Another thing I learned? We are still using those old school meters with a spinning horizontal diisc... Mine is flying! The amount of power I'm using (mostly computers) must be staggering... Can't wait for the new AMD Series 3 processor to come on board. I am going to upgrade my existing servers to that, and hopefully it'll lower the energy bills.
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(19-Apr-2019, 03:49 PM) agent_kith Wrote: Repairs is going to be expensive. 3 phase power into 8 units... Just have to wait and see. Already exhausted and yet to write a single code.

Speaking of repairs... A lady somehow managed to drive straight into me... Insurance is going to cover the repairs, but it's annoying nonetheless. Driving to work only takes me 10 minutes, but it'll be an 40 minutes to an hour by public transport.
 
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Potentially I may not have enough time to really sit down and do some coding. Blind Testing U5 is going to be delayed until my car is sorted.

There should be lots of time for me to do work on Snakeoil during this Easter holidays. But the days are all wasted.

Call it fate, just enjoy U4 for the time being. The important thing is - nobody is hurt. Smile
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#26
So U5 shows an early preview of what is to come for Gear Isolation. Right now you can setup your Qobuz and Tidal configuration in that tiny options text box. Not ideal. Which is why in Blind Testing U6, I hope to revamp the GUI to make it a lot better. Obviously as always this will be available only in activated editions.

So what's are the other features planned for U6?
  1. Bridging. Seems more and more people want to bridge their multi NIC PC to play their music. Setting the bridge up is actually pretty straight forward. Designing the Web interface to do this less so. Which is why the configuration isn't available. Well, you can do this in U6.
  2. Convolution. Thanks to Snoopy8's walkthough (i'd split his post into a dedicated thread in the walkthrough sections when I can), this will hopefully make it's way into the next update. And once in there, we'll slowly expand and build on it.
All these will be available only in activated editions for now. When Isolation Gear is official, these will slowly make it's way out to the free edition.

Speaking of activated, I'm going to move the "Ubuntu Update" command to activated editions only. As it is still buggy so will need to be sorted out properly before public release. So when you become a patreon or a PayPal donation, you're really signing yourself up to be a alpha/beta tester too. And again, I appreciate the generous gesture.

You can always checkout the current Snakeoil roadmap to know the progress of the development, and where the project is heading. Any suggestions, raise them here.
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Donation sent !
little and often Wink end of pre-paid card balance....  better to go to deserved project than be subsumed into some banker-w*nkers coffers.... Big Grin
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