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Updraft+ Backup Fail

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A few days ago my site was down and replaced with a completely different site that I was working on in the past. What happened was, the backup plugin I use called Updraft+ attaches to your Google Drive. And apparently, it by default doesn’t make a subfolder per each site being backed up. So I ended up restoring a different site from within the Updraft dashboard as it doesn’t seem to...

Should I Root My Phone in 2022

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Rooting, for a long time, has been a mainstay in the Android community, but in the past few years it seems to have fallen out of style. Should you root in 2022? Rooting Vs Custom ROM The first thing I would like to make clear is that Rooting and installing a Custom Android ROM/OS are actually two separate things.These things tend to go hand in hand but they don’t have to. Installing a...

We have been Featured on Two Podcasts: A Small Site Roundup In honor Of 420.

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PupOnTech has been featured on Two different podcasts. Some Gadget Guy Episode # 247 Mike Tech Show Episodes # 821 Redmi Note 9 Pro Modders Guide has been updated. Small post about my Laptop and Fedora Linux. And I hope to put out a post over the coming days, about whether its still worth rooting your phone in 2022 . Besides that just been a lot of chilling with the Doggo, and reading on my KOBO...

“New” Laptop and moving to Fedora 36

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So my beloved Thinkpad X230’s Screen decided to slowly crack down the middle the past few days. And being that the past few months have been really difficult I decided to treat myself and move to my “New” backup X230 and put the “old one as a current backup. For the sake of this post Brick 1 is the old one and Brick 2 is the new one. Specs Both Bricks are Identical in...

Beeper- ONE CHAT APP TO RULE THEM ALL?

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The Problem I have been saying this for years we need either, One messenger that everyone uses,  which will never happen!! (For more info search for the Network effect/ Critical mass. )A Contacts-based messenger app. All chats from one contact, no matter the platform, will end up in one hub under their name.In the worst case scenario, at least we need a messaging app that combines all the...

The Forgotten Bottleneck: Part 2 Chipsets

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Chipsets are the second forgotten bottleneck . Please note: We will not be discussing Desktop Chipsets in this article. One of the many things that I learned about while working at my previous job. Is just how different two laptops with more or less identical specs and software setups can ‘feel” completely different.Obviously, this isn’t something I have benchmarked. But having happened...

Simplewall More Powerful than I Thought.

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As the war in Ukraine rages both IRL and in Cyberspace, It once again seemed appropriate to double down on security. I went down the rabbit hole of firewalls again, yet still ended up back at Simplewall, with a newfound appreciation for the tool. After playing around with a few free firewalls including Comodo FirewallTinywallWindows Firewall Control Then I went down a deep rabbit hole of blocking...

The Forgotten Bottleneck: Part 1 Phones

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Introduction. This is going to be a two-part series of “The Forgotten Bottlenecks”. The first part covers Phone Storage Speeds, and the second part covers Laptop Chipsets. . Storage Speed. The most overlooked component in a phone’s performance is the storage speed. Everyone is busy looking at SOC, RAM, Screen,OS but fails to check the storage performance. If you have ever...

The past 2 weeks roundup.

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Just a roundup of the past two weeks. Some Reading This is a great article from Moxie Marlinespike explaining how web 3.0 is already moving to a web 2.0 model. Since three companies basically control the transactions on the Blockchain. Here is a good read comparing 12th gen Intel and why it’s not as big of a power hog as the internet is making it out to be. A really nice article covering why...

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