29
March
2017

Protecting your Privacy from your ISP

Now that there are no limits for ISPs on reselling your personal browsing and other information. What can a person do. Well the easy things are: Buy a VPN. You need a reputable one. I’ve used Private Internet Access for years and they seem pretty reliable. The main issue is that with iPhones as you […]

29
March
2017

Chevrolet Bolt Oddities

Well, if you are a Chevy Bolt owner and wonder what all those parameters mean, here’s a little bit of a decoder ring (it is incredible in this day and age that even with all that infotainment, there isn’t a simple thing like a Tooltip to tell you what a setting means), but fortunately there […]

27
March
2017

Best Ad Blockers and Private VPNs

Now that there is no more privacy in the US (because ISPs can freely resell all your access information). Here is what you can do to protect yourself: Get a VPN. There are many that are not so reputable, but Private Internet Access and ExpressVPN seem at least more reputable. You have to load them […]

26
March
2017

Mac Safari Picture in Picture

You can use picture in picture if a web site programs it or use PIPifier from Mac Apps. It’s really convenient for any HTML5 video so it works like iPads. The easiest way to install it is to brew install mas¬†which is Mac App Store command line interface, find the id of it from a […]

22
March
2017

Using GSuite with Bluehost to reduce Spam

Well, if I have¬†frustrated by all that horrible spam and Bluehost have been great but even with Spam Experts and Spam Assassin, we still get way more spam. I originally just wanted to make Gsuite just filter messages and send them back to Bluehost for deliver, it turns out that this is actually impossible. You […]

21
March
2017

EV Charger Rebates

Hat tip to my Tesla friends, while Washington doesn’t have nearly the incentives that California does for electric vehicles, they do have $500 off of a level 2 ev charger. Hard to find, but once you do super worth it. Also you can get power strips that reduce vampire draw for $10, also a good […]

20
March
2017

iCloud Photo Library gets wedged

I have not seen this discussed too much, but we use iCloud Photo Library extensively to save old photos. We try to stay in the free 5GB tier, so the algorithm is: Use iCloud Photo Library like the old Photostream, but it saves all photos up to the 5GB limit. Every so often get on […]

19
March
2017

Car Accessories

If you are getting a new car, here are some indispensable accessories to go with it: Tire Pressure Gauge. It’s huge but it is reliable and easy to use. All analog and no batteries. LED Flashers. Yes you need batteries, but they are way better than flares Flashlight. You need a bright one and Candlepower […]

19
March
2017

Moving Google GSuite domains

If you have a company and you are merging or getting acquired, then what’s the easiest way to get the data across. Turns out this is a little tricky. But the basic things to understand are: There is the concept of an owner for a file. This is the user who sets permissions. However, you […]

17
March
2017

Charging your EV Decoder Ring

You would think there would be an easy FAQ if you have an Electric Vehicle, turns out that after navigating through all the many sites, here are the easy steps, if you aren’t lucky enough have the plug and play Tesla. First the plug nightmare As usual with the start of an industry there are […]

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