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How-to prevent Let’s Encrypt from issuing a certificate for your domain

Are you acquiring your certificates from a certificate authority other than Let’s Encrypt? Now you can block Let’s Encrypt and certificate authorities other than the ones you actually have a relationship with from misissuing certificates for your domain.…

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How caching affects internet connectivity tests and whether your device will stay connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Windows 8.1 and older did a better job of detecting “captive portals” (Wi-Fi networks that require logins) and determining whether the state of a computer’s internet connection than Windows 10. Android has never been good at it. I looked in to how…

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I’ve run into an issue two times now where my [amzn_link de=”B01IEEVDOK” gb=”B01IEEVDOK” us=”B01ID8H6NO” ca=”B01ID8H6NO”]Roomba 960[/amzn_link] won’t setup its own temporary configuration Wi-Fi network. Without it, the robotic vacuum’s app can’t talk to…

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Search results in the Windows 10 Start menu still limited to exact matches and promoting Microsoft products

Whether or not you’ve disabled Cortana in favor of Windows Search, the search results you get in the Start menu in Windows 10 are very limited. The search results are powered by a limited search engine with almost no leeway on how you phrase search…

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Amazon, the behemoth online “everything” retailer, has virtual stores in many of the most populous and prosperous countries around the world. Many of these regional Amazon websites offer an affiliate program where Amazon associates can get a cut of the…

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Cockpit – a quite capable web administration interface for Linux systems — just added a great new feature: software update management. Cockpit now integrates with the package managers in popular Linux distributions including Arch, Debian, Fedora,…

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Stick with using DNF for package management rather than PackageKit on Fedora – for now.

Fedora Workstation comes with two package managers by default: DNF and PackageKit. DNF has all the latest features and the best support, but PackageKit is put front and center in GNOME Software, KDE Plasma Discover, and as of Fedora 26 also in Cockpit’s…

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IPFire is a Linux distribution that is focused on delivering a starting point for a router and firewall solution with a web interface. It can be made to do a whole lot, but it may not be the best fit for the needs of a home network.

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Devices that speak in the night

The room is dimly lit and it’s 02:30 in the morning. My internet service provider is doing some unscheduled maintenance and my internet connection is down. I probably should have been sleeping…. Then all the sudden, a loud female voice starts talking…

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Decentraleyes is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that acts as a content delivery network (CDN) for popular JavaScript libraries right from within your own browser. This reduces page load times and bandwidth costs as some popular…
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