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Open wifi safety-it still matters even with HTTPS


Make sure to use a VPN on public Wi-Fi. Even though most sites have HTTPS, which prevents most attacks, a few are still possible. The two most common would be:Man in the Middle – which, contrary to popular belief, is not completely prevented by HTTPS.Session hijacking – which is basically stealing your cookies.I have had multiple friends already who have fallen specifically to session...

Backblaze Data Center Woes


When we upgraded to fiber internet, I was excited to have lightning-fast upload speeds. However, I soon discovered that Backblaze, my online backup provider, was not taking full advantage of my new upload speed. After doing some research, I found that the location of my Backblaze server was in the US West data center. As a result, my uploads were restricted by the distance between my location and...

Nord Vpn Defaults Break SMB


I am beyond enraged. I had a different issue causing me to revert to one of my older Windows images. Everything was working fine until I realized I couldn’t see my SMB shares, which I use as a NAS. After messing around for hours with firewalls, NetBIOS, among other things, to no avail, I stumbled upon an article talking about an invisible LAN on NordVPN. Well, what do you know, even though...

A Netflix alternative – Though you will no longer be part of the Navy.


Please note you should use a vpn if you are not using real debrid. So, you can no longer share your friend’s, sister’s, or mother-in-law’s Netflix account, or maybe you just prefer having all your content in one place. Whatever your reason may be, this is a super easy guide to help you get your movies and shows without any headaches. Editor’s Note 1: This article focuses...

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Added jetpack search for improved search. Mainly to help people find things in Techreccs.Updated Techreccs added.

Duplicate Photo Fixer and Duplicate Cleaner.

Excire Photos – This program is crazy.

Fast Video Catologer – crazy fast – used in conjunction with Excire.

Sync for Reddit – my new reddit client

Will google ever fix the disaster that is the android share menu


The Android Share Menu is a complete disaster. 14 years of Android and Google still can’t fix this basic function of a smartphone. The menu is cluttered and confusing, making it a nightmare to find the right option. No, I don’t want to send a Facebook DM to someone I spoke to 4 years ago. I want to send it to my wife that I just sent 14 things to previously, she’s nowhere to be...

Chromebooks- I recommend them more then ever after I bought one.


As an IT professional, I have been recommending Chromebooks and iPads to practically everyone for years. In my experience, they are the perfect choice for most people. Recently, I purchased the Lenovo Chromebook Duet as a lighter weight replacement for my Thinkpad X230 (Don’t worry I still have a spare:). I will have a continuous guide posted soon, but I just wanted to write a short article...

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