Two-Factor Authentication without SMS or a smartphone: PART TWO!

Two-Factor Authentication without SMS or a smartphone: PART TWO!

Back in November of 2020, I wrote an article entitled Two-Factor Authentication without SMS or a smartphone. In those days, 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) wasn't terribly popular. Today, it's everywhere! I also recommended using Authy for Windows, which is a desktop...

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Zap away stress and anxiety with this tech

Zap away stress and anxiety with this tech

Technology is everywhere these days. Most of the time, it makes life easier. But instant and constant access to so much information, such as the latest news and world events, can also lead to high stress levels, anxiety, and eventually poor health. Wouldn’t it be nice...

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SHORT: Why battery power is worse than oil

SHORT: Why battery power is worse than oil

Everything these days is powered by batteries: power tools, mowers, cars, etc. But why does this even work? A quick look at the power provided by lithium-based batteries should make even armchair techies cringe! Something doesn't add up... So, what's the secret? In 41...

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SHORT: No more WiFi: Debunking the debunkers in 50s

SHORT: No more WiFi: Debunking the debunkers in 50s

By now, you probably know that there's enough scientific doubt about wireless tech. But how do you get people to listen? It's easier than you think: You just apply simple common sense! In less than 1 minute: https://youtube.com/shorts/GE8BknCF4BE?feature=share Watch...

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SHORT: 5G + Airplanes: Europe’s smarter 5G rollout

SHORT: 5G + Airplanes: Europe’s smarter 5G rollout

The most common type of 5G obviously can cause the most problems. The so-called "mid-band 5G" is by far the most useful and popular flavor since it's actually useful outside of densely populated areas. Here's how the USA did vs Europe when it comes to airliner...

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Is Green Energy REALLY green?

Is Green Energy REALLY green?

Solar panels, power walls, wind power... It's all about Renewable Energy! In fact, it's all being pushed to often insane degrees. So the question is: Just how 'green' is Green Energy? Is it gonna save us all from certain doom, climate change, and space invaders?...

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The Best JavaScript Debounce Function in the Universe

The Best JavaScript Debounce Function in the Universe

If you code in JavaScript, you should know all about debouncing functions. When an event listener such as a window 'resize' fires, sometimes it will fire 72,000 times per second. That means your callback function is also firing 72,000 times in a row, bogging down the...

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Missing Boot Drive after an upgrade?

Missing Boot Drive after an upgrade?

You finally upgrade your motherboard and processor, but you can't boot. In fact, you can't even see your harddrive in the BIOS or the OS installer. What the heck is going on? Well, the explanation gets hairy... But thankfully, there are two solutions, and one of them...

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SHORT: Fix stuck Windows Update

SHORT: Fix stuck Windows Update

If your Windows PC is stuck doing updates, you've got the Blue Update Screen of Death. Even rebooting doesn't help. What to do? Easy! Fix it like a PRO. If you need more help, don't miss my article on the subject: Windows Updates are stuck in a loop and I can’t log in...

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SHORT: Why we still NEED oil

SHORT: Why we still NEED oil

These days, it's all about the GREEN! Green energy, renewables, low carbon footprint, etc. While that all sounds nice, what would actually happen if we just ditched fossil fuels - coal, oil, and gas - overnight? It turns out it's WAY more scary than you might think......

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SHORT: No more choppy video in VLC

SHORT: No more choppy video in VLC

VLC media player will play just about any audio or video file you throw at it. Version 3 supports hardware acceleration so that it SHOULD play even hi-res vids smoothly. But when you try to play a 4K (2160p) video, the playback stutters and is basically unwatchable....

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SHORT: Make your color prints POP!

SHORT: Make your color prints POP!

When you need a color printout, it's nice when the colors on paper look the same as those on your screen. Most of the time, however, that's not the case. Fortunately, there's a quick trick you can use to get MUCH better print colors - and it only takes a few seconds!...

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SHORT: FIX Windows Update!

SHORT: FIX Windows Update!

These days, updating Windows is like playing Russian Roulette. Microsoft keeps breaking things, and we have to figure out how to fix them, over and over. When you've finally had enough and nothing is working for you, try THIS! Not to worry: Microsoft will break it...

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SHORT: Superglue Secrets!

SHORT: Superglue Secrets!

Superglue is awesome... Except when you glue your fingers together. It's also easy to waste a lot of it, and you don't want to get yourself into a sticky situation by wasting money these days. So... All the secrets of superglue In less than 60s! Off we go:...

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SHORT: No more WiFi: Debunking the debunkers in 50s

Is wireless tech bad for you, or not?

By now, you probably know that there's enough scientific doubt about wireless tech. But how bad is it? More importantly, how do you get people to listen? It's easier than you think! YouTube: https://youtu.be/pCPv0VxmLw8 Twitter: Is wireless tech bad for you, or not?...

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How to install Windows 11 on ANY computer

How to install Windows 11 on ANY computer

Before Windows 11 was even released, Microsoft announced that not all puters would be able to run it. Normally, Win 11 requires TPM 2.0, secure boot, more RAM, and so on. So, a lot of people with older machines haven't been able to upgrade to the latest version of...

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