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You Really Should Secure Your Wifi

You Really Should Secure Your Wifi

If you haven't already, it's time to secure your Wifi. It's pretty dangerous to leave it open, way more than you can imagine. This is essentially part 2 of How to generally setup your router. After a nice discussion with a few semi-techie friends, I realized that many...

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How Long Does Recordable Optical Media Last?

How Long Does Recordable Optical Media Last?

I'm sure you’ve asked this question, "how long does recordable optical media last? Albeit in a more specific way. Unfortunately, there isn’t a catch-all answer. The most important factors for optical media longevity are the media quality, the writing methods, and the...

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Mechanical Keyboard Switch Testers

Mechanical Keyboard Switch Testers

Thinking about using a mechanical keyboard but not sure where to start? Mechanical keyboard switch testers can really help out here. Especially if you are curious about the different MX switches available. Get a switch sampler from any one of the popular mechanical...

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Do NOT Sell Your IT Skills Short

Do NOT Sell Your IT Skills Short

Some people don't view IT workers as professionals. I wouldn't be surprised if some people don't even view IT folks as people. These people also don't like to spend money in IT. In this post, I'll make the case for you to not sell your IT skills short, no matter how...

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PCI Express Bandwidth

PCI Express Bandwidth

Join me for a brief overview of PCI Express and what PCI Express bandwidth is available. Per lane (each direction) | 16x equivalent: v1.x: 250 MB/s (2.5 GT/s) | 16x: 4 GB/s (40 GT/s) v2.x: 500 MB/s (5 GT/s) | 16x: 8 GB/s (80 GT/s) v3.x: 985 MB/s (8 GT/s) | 16x: 15.75...

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Is It Safe To Buy Used Western Digital Hard Drives?

Is It Safe To Buy Used Western Digital Hard Drives?

You may wonder if it's safe to buy used Western Digital hard drives. For some reason people are worried about their reputation. If the drive is under warranty, you have nothing to worry about. Here is a snipet on a forum post on WD Community that should ease your...

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Do's And Don'ts Of Safe LCD Monitor Cleaning

Do's And Don'ts Of Safe LCD Monitor Cleaning

Before you clean that screen again, double check to make sure you're following safe LCD monitor cleaning practices. Safe LCD Monitor Cleaning Do's Do turn off the monitor and allow it to cool down Do be careful cleaning the monitor as to not tip it over Do use a...

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FTP Setup On E4200 Linksys Router

FTP Setup On E4200 Linksys Router

The E4200 Linksys router is pretty amazing. However, there are many features that I've neglected. Here's how the FTP setup on the E4200 shapes up on your router. Login as admin on the setup page Click on storage tab Click enable FTP Server and use the default port 21...

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What Can You Do With Your Old PC?

What Can You Do With Your Old PC?

If you've recently upgraded your computer or have 1 or 2 lying around, you may be wondering what can you do with your old PC. Here are a few ideas on what you could do with your old hardware: Find another use for it Use it as is or upgrade it to be used as a guest...

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What's The Biggest Security Risk?

What's The Biggest Security Risk?

What's the biggest security risk? Have you guessed it? No, it's not the intricacies of BYOD. It's YOU! Top reasons: Posting information on social media. Opening unexpected attachments through email. Sending sensitive files and messages through email. Using work email...

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