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Enable Trim After Mac SSD Install

What Is Trim And Why Use It? Before we discuss Trim, let’s find out what a P/E cycle is. Basically, there are two processes involved when something is written to an SSD drive: Writing begins with erasing memory from flash memory cells. These cells are then programmed with the new information. This is called a […]

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How To Bulk Upload Products to WooCommerce

What Is WooCommerce? Along with a WordPress site, and a store-themed-template, WooCommerce does all the heavy lifting in turning your website into an online store. WooCommerce has ways to input product data, sell products, manage your inventory, handle shipments, handle refunds, and much more. Think of WooCommerce as kind of a Swiss Army Knife for […]

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How To Use An Email Alias

What’s An Email Alias? In its simplest form, an email alias is an email address you can use in place of an existing email address. At the end of this post, you will find that an email alias provides you with the freedom to both use and manage your email in ways you may never […]

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Mid 2010 Mac Mini Hard Drive Install

Be Prepared A few words of warning: This is not a simple install. Do your homework. Watch the Mid 2010 Mac Mini install video below before you start, and use it during the install. Be sure you have the tools needed for the job. Take your time and be patient. Here are the tools you […]

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Enable Trim When Using A Third Party SSD On Your Mac

What Is Trim? The most succinct and clear definition of what Trim is (and does) I have found came from a CNet article written by Dong Ngo (June 20, 2016): “TRIM allows the operating system to actively inform an SSD which blocks of data are no longer in use and can be wiped internally. This […]

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Install An SSD Into An Early 2008 iMac

“To be or not to be…” My 10-year-old iMac had slowed considerably.  It took a little over a minute and a half just to load and start the OS.  I had tried all the usual solutions and maxed out its memory capacity.  The iMac was still just plain slow and I quit using it.  After […]

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Fix Error “Photoshop Could Not Save File Because Write Access Was Not Granted”

I use Photoshop CS5 on a 2015 MacBook Pro.  The version of OS X is 13.6.  CS5 and I are old friends, so I have never sought out newer versions of Photoshop.  Until recently, Photoshop CS 5 has played well with all the different servers I have had over the years.  My servers have always […]

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Home Surveillance System Setup On A Synology DS115j NAS

Introduction Several months ago, I set up a modest home surveillance system. To accomplish this, I could have bought a complete surveillance system from Walmart, Amazon, etc., but I felt I could piece together a system that would be more durable, efficient, and economical than the store-bought systems. I have used some of these ready-made […]

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Fix Missing WooCommerce Product Categories

  After installing WooCommerce on my WordPress site, among other setup processes, I created Product Categories and added a number of test products.  When I went to Appearance > Menus, in order to create a menu for the site, it was discovered there were missing WooCommerce product categories.  The individual product categories were also missing in […]

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Connect The Amazon Echo Connect To The Ooma Telo

Getting Started Several months ago, I “cut the cable” and unbundled my Internet, TV, and phone services from Spectrum.  Ooma was selected for the new phone service. At the heart of the Ooma service, is a little black box called the Telo. The Telo connects to my Internet router/modem via an Ethernet cable. A telephone […]