Run cron jobs in Windows Subsystem for Linux

If you’re running Ubuntu or another linux shell in Windows 10 via WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), you’ve probably wondered about using cron.

Cron is super-handy for doing things, like, running a backup.

You see, as useful as WSL is, it stores all the linuxy files in a way that is not exactly easily backup-able by File History or anything else… as far as I can tell.

Worse yet, even when you try to set up a cron job to run a backup, it doesn’t work!

What to do, what to do?

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What you can do about 5G, WiFi, etc.

In my last vid, 5G is just the tip of the iceberg, I talked about a bunch of recent studies showing that all this crazy wireless stuff is having negative effects on our health.

Naturally, the question on everyone’s mind is: What can we do about it?!

Well, minimizing your exposure is probably a wise idea. There are all kinds of fun ways you can do that.

And second, you should speak your mind. Share on social media, talk to your friends and family, show them the studies, sign petitions…

Ya know: Don’t assume that you are powerless!

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Are WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G, and 5G bad for you? Hold on to your hats…

5G is coming, and people are worried. Well, should we be?

To answer that question, we need to know what studies have been done on the safety of microwave-frequency digital radio transmissions.

We need to look at WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, and 4G studies, as well!

After all, much of the concern about 5G is based on the results of those studies.

It turns out that there ARE a ton of studies out there that indicate that yes, it looks bad.

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Reactivating Windows 10 after a second major hardware upgrade

I recently ran into a little problem: I upgraded a puter that had Windows 10 on it, and Win 10 refused to reactivate afterwards!

Now, you might have read my guide here: Upgrade your motherboard without reinstalling Windows 10

Well, it works.

But… It appears there is a limit to the number of times you can upgrade the hardware in your puter before M$ will insist on a call to their beloved Tech Support line.

SIGH…

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How to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc.

Everything these days is online. It’s all about the streaming, right?

Well, what if you want to download a video for offline viewing?

Maybe your internet connection isn’t quite “fibrous” yet.

Or maybe you want to download something to watch on your smartphone or tablet in airplane mode.

Whatever the case, there is one sure-fire way I’ve found to download vids from the internet…

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Make any LCD computer screen high-end

Much ado has been made about certain brands and types of puter displays and how this kind or that kind looks so much better than the average LCD screen…

It turns out that much of this hoopla is quite often mostly just marketing.

In fact, some displays from certain fruity computer manufacturers in the past were actually technically inferior, yet they still looked really good!

How did they do it?

Easy! The displays were fine-tuned – calibrated, if you will.

Lucky for you, it’s a piece of cake to calibrate your puter’s display yourself.

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How to delete a specific cookie in Firefox

The latest versions of Firefox have become increasingly sassy.

Whereas older flavors of FF used to be slow and memory-hungry, things got a lot better starting with Firefox 57.

You can read a bit more about these changes in my article Fix the tab bar (and other stuff) in the new Firefox 57.

Anyway, starting with FF 60, the ability to delete individual cookies for a specific web site has (annoyingly) been removed from the Privacy & Security section of the Options page.

What to do, what to do??

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Why “Big Brother” can never win

Well, it’s that time again.

Some recent news items – and people’s reactions to them – have once again compelled me to foam at the mouth about Big Brother.

Every time one of these “revelations” like the Facebook data breach occurs, everyone gets all fired up…

And then many people usually do exactly the wrong thing in response!

Sure, the privacy thing is a problem. It’s prolly going to get worse before it gets better.

But here’s the thing: YOU help to decide how and when that happens.

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