16 May 2023 | Gizmos, How to, Networking |
These days, darn near everything is censored – for your protection, of course!
While you may be able to read whatever web sites you want from home, mobile operators are particularly fond of blocking certain sites.
This is obviously particularly annoying for those of us who like to choose what we read and, ya know, make up our own minds. We’re not ALL brainless zombies.
While you could use a VPN, it’s often a PITA to set them up and use them. The best ones are also paid…
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy, free option to view what you want? Turns out, there is!
14 March 2023 | How Does it Work?, How to, Video |
The name “shaded pole motor” might sound scary, but these things are REALLY simple inside.
So simple that if you have one, you can probably fix it yourself in about 10 minutes with a few simple tools.
DIY, save some bucks, and Bob’s your uncle.
When they’re used, how they work, and how to fix ’em good… Join me for a look at this common motor type!
10 January 2023 | Do-It-Yourself, Gizmos, How to |
A little while ago, my electronic lockbox / key safe started eating batteries.
When I opened her up, I discovered the problem: condensation!
Join me for a look at how you can save your own battery-powered devices from the scrap heap…
And save some bucks in the process!
29 November 2022 | Computers, How to, Video |
Most people are NOT power users.
We all still need to get stuff done…
After many years of watching eyeballs widen when I do something on a Windows PC, my wife suggested it was time to make this video!
Without further ado, these are 20 time-saving tips and tricks so that you can get the most out of your puter time – and maybe even save your sanity in the process!
15 November 2022 | Computers, How to, Video |
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 cheat you can use to get MUCH better print colors…
And it only takes a few seconds!
8 November 2022 | How to, Programming |
But then let’s say you need to load some images on the fly, and then do something useful AFTER each image is fully loaded.
IOW, maybe you want to adjust the layout of the image modal that pops up, or you want to do something crazy with a caption, or whatever…
25 October 2022 | Computers, How to |
The Windows 11 22H2 feature release is out in the wild. Unfortunately, there are a few problems with it…
On my modern laptop, I upgraded to 22H2 and everything seemed to be going well…
Until I did a hard reboot a few hours after the upgrade was complete.
I got a Blue Screen before Windows even loaded with the message that my PC/Device needs to be repaired: The Boot Configuration Data file doesn’t contain valid information for an operating system.
Well, golly gee whiz Mr. Johnson, that’s just swell!! What to do now??
18 October 2022 | Computers, Gizmos, How to, Video |
VLC media player is free, popular, and just awesome. It’ll play just about any audio or video file you throw at it.
For video quality, there’s an easy fix for choppy vids in VLC.
But what about audio? How do you fix choppy AUDIO in VLC media player?
Believe it or not, the fix is even easier than with choppy video…
6 September 2022 | How to, Video |
Who doesn’t love technology?
Unfortunately, working and playing with our toys often results in bad, chronic headaches that just won’t seem to go away.
The good news is that by correcting your posture and paying more attention to your body, you CAN end the headaches.
While the exact mechanism at work here it still a bit of a mystery to me, honestly: Who cares?!
My headaches are gone!
23 August 2022 | Computers, How to, Video |
These days, updating Windows is like playing Russian Roulette.
Microsoft keeps breaking things, and I have to continually figure out how to fix them.
I recently had ANOTHER problem with Windows Update.
After trying everything, this is the solution that finally worked for me!
Don’t worry: they’ll break it again soon enough!