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...

Cut the Windows 10 Crap

Ahhh, the eternal quest. I originally almost wrote a complete article on just MSMG, but I decided to do more of an overview on multiple different options for debloating. I have used all of these options on multiple different installs.

Chocolatey: The Windows package manager

Never see an install dialog on Windows again.

Anyone who has used Windows, for any amount of time, knows the pain of installing or updating software. To give you peace of mind, here comes the Chocolatey: The Windows Package Manager that wraps installers, executables, zips, and scripts into compiled packages.

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