Author Archives: Admin

Online Privacy Tips

These are basic tips for the average person to increase their level of online privacy. There are more in-depth ways to “go dark” on the internet that will not be posted here. I don’t want to train people on how to be a better criminal and that level of security would require a more advanced […]

Use Sub Streams with Blue Iris v5

Please note that this post applies to Blue Iris version 5 and I do not know if it will work with version 4. I have a computer dedicated to running just Blue Iris and Plex Media Server. I use this computer for nothing else and it has a decent GPU (Quadro P2000) since both of […]

Pixel 4a 5G vs OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition

I purchased the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition when it was released because I wanted 5G on T-Mobile. This $900 phone has some impressive specifications, such as 256GB of storage, 12GB of RAM, an incredible 6.67” 90Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, and more. However, there were a few things that have really bothered me […]

Record Streaming TV

Let’s say you still buy a lot of Blu-ray discs because you don’t trust buying streaming video on Amazon or Google because you don’t really own it. If you were not aware of this, you are now! You do not own videos you buy from a streaming provider and they could disappear because of a […]

unRAID to Replace Xpenology (For Me)

I have a lot of hard drives and I’m always buying more. I have three 8-bay Synology NAS and I always seem to want more free space. Since Synology allows mixing drive capacities, I have been continually buying higher capacity hard drives and replacing smaller capacity drives. I was boxing up the phased out drives […]

Frontier FiOS Internet Speed Problems? Check Your Router…

I’ve had FiOS internet since 2006 when it was owned by Verizon and it was later purchased by Frontier. Until just the last few months it had been rock solid with few outages and speeds were always as advertised. I used a Verizon router many years ago, but I have used aftermarket routers since. I […]

Router Recommendation

I was just asked about a WiFi issue, which made me realize I get decent amount of WiFi and router questions. I will now be able to point to this post! If you are having WiFi issues or slow internet speeds there are a few tests you can do even if you are not a […]

Google YouTube Music Fuckery

I’ve slowly been losing faith in Google over the years and this feeling is accelerating. I don’t like to use profanity on my site, but the latest Google fuckery has me very angry. This happens to be Google Play Music being discontinued in favor of YouTube Music. When they first announced this I had my […]

Endeavour Season 7 Episodes MPLS list

US Blu-ray PBS Disc 1Endeavour – s07e01 – Oracle 00609.mplsEndeavour – s07e02 – Raga 00929.mpls Disc 2Endeavour – s07e03 – Zenana 00857.mpls

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X & H.265 Transcoding

Many years ago, I preferred AMD CPUs over Intel, but Intel seemed to advance ahead and became my standard CPU. I watched the first generation Ryzen CPUs with interest, but it was too new [for me] when I needed to build a couple computers so I went with the Intel i7-8700 and i7-8700K. I was […]