Improve Your Privacy On The Internet

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of articles on how to both improve your privacy and lower your digital footprint on the Internet. My last post discusses facial recognition, and my next post will focus on emails. To learn more about facial recognition and how to fool it, click HERE. Disclaimer:… Continue reading Improve Your Privacy On The Internet

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… Continue reading Enable Trim After Mac SSD Install

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… Continue reading How To Bulk Upload Products to WooCommerce

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… Continue reading Enable Trim When Using A Third Party SSD On Your Mac

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… Continue reading Install An SSD Into An Early 2008 iMac

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

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… Continue reading Home Surveillance System Setup On A Synology DS115j NAS

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… Continue reading Fix Missing WooCommerce Product Categories