Category: Technology

Adding a Static DNS Entry into the Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine Pro

Something I ran into today on my home network, with the Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine Pro, is that you can’t add a static DNS entry into the Dream Machine Pro, which totally stinks.. I had a VM that I setup which I needed to refer to by DNS name, but couldn’t. It seems many others […]

Don’t Waste Your Time with the TP-Link TL-R600VPN WAN Load Balancer

I recently ordered the TP-Link TL-R600VPN router for the WAN load balancing capability. I saw several “reviews” and YouTube videos gushing over how amazing it was, and the WAN load balancing feature looked exactly like what I was looking for. Unfortunately, the unit was disappointing. I have gigabit internet (download) and the TP-Link wouldn’t get […]

How-to Bypass Google Chrome ERR_CERT_INVALID Message

Sometimes when developing applications, or when using self-signed SSL certs, when you browse to a site, Google Chrome will show an error message “ERR_CERT_INVALID“, and it won’t let you proceed past the warning (“for your protection”). If you know for a fact that you want to proceed, when the message is displayed, use your keyboard […]

Fix for Evernote 6.0.x Mac Missing Notes, Delayed Syncing and Issues with Creating Notes

I live and die by my notes in Evernote. For me, Evernote has become part of my standard workflow and is one of the apps that I constantly have open. I even paid to have a “Premium” account. I have several different notebooks, which include business card entries (using the iPhone app-which is super cool […]

Using Private Keys with SSH login Without Password on Mac OS X

Here’s an excellent write-up for setting up SSH access using private keys to connect to other Linux/Unix servers without having to enter a password. http://smbjorklund.no/ssh-login-without-password-using-os-x Copied here for reference. Tired of typing passwords to SSH servers you often access? Well get used to it! Passwords provide a high level of security, but but it have […]

Using StreamBaby Application to Stream MP4/M4V Files to Tivo 3 HD (with No Conversion)

This how-to lesson describes how to view MP4/M4V (Quicktime/Apple formatted) movies on your Tivo 3 HD and above (including Tivo Premiere) with no conversion needed and without the need to buy the Tivo Desktop Plus software. Download “StreamBaby” Application A great program that has been made is called “StreamBaby”. This program allows you to stream […]

Great Links for Working with and Making Cat 5e or 6 Network Cable

I finished a little household project which was running Cat5e cable from my living room and master bedroom to the switch in my office. This was to connect two Tivo’s to the home network, so that everything is running Gig-E over the wire and so that I don’t have to mess around with connecting the […]

Windows 7 – Another Area for Program Data that isn’t under Program Files

I have a small program that keeps some of it’s files (which happen to be data files) where the program resides, typically under C:Program FilesName of Program. I normally back these files up as they are important to me. However when I went over to Windows 7, I noticed that the program files are no […]

Simple But Effective Backup For Your Data

Backups! Most people don’t think about them until it’s too late. Well, here are my two favorite options for performing a backup of your data. http://www3.crashplan.com/consumer/index.html = Crashplan is a free Program to automatically backup your data to another drive (e.g. an external drive) or another computer of yours, or even a friend that’s running […]

Scanning and Getting Things from Your iTunes iPhone Backup (Mac)

I was having some performance issues with my iPhone and I wanted to clear it out and did a “factory restore” from within iTunes and then just sync back my apps from iTunes. Well, that all went ok. I use Microsoft Exchange at work and I have my iPhone synced with my Exchange account, so […]

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