YubiKey 5 NFC Review

What is a YubiKey? Yubico, the parent of the Yubikey has been around since 2007. Several years ago, Google and Yubico worked together to develop a security key. Simply put, they developed a device that is an enhancement to, and in some cases eliminates a user login/password combination. Both Google and Yubico went on to… Continue reading YubiKey 5 NFC Review

SNAP Plugin Don’t Buy This Autposter

I wanted a marketing tool: I wanted a plugin that would auto-post product pictures and text from the WooCommerce platform on my WordPress business site to my social media sites on Facebook and Tumblr. I looked at a number of auto-posters and settled NextScript’s SNAP plugin. SNAP plugin features: Its basic features were comparable with… Continue reading SNAP Plugin Don’t Buy This Autposter

The Spectrum Mystery Modem E31_2V1

Back Story: I use Spectrum Cable with a 300 Mbps download plan for my Internet. It is the fastest I can get in my area, and for the last couple of years, it has worked flawlessly. Recently, that wonderful euphoric digital state ended rather abruptly. My network would not stay connected. It went from “bad”… Continue reading The Spectrum Mystery Modem E31_2V1

The Difference Between Internet Speed and Bandwidth

Internet speed and bandwidth are concepts often confused to a point where both measurements seem interchangeable.  They are not. Here is how speed and bandwidth are described by a Cisco network engineer (Bandwidth vs. Speed | The Cisco Learning Center | Chandan Singh Takuli): “Too fast Too furious – who doesn’t like speed, especially when we… Continue reading The Difference Between Internet Speed and Bandwidth

Give Jetpack An Afterburner

Can Jetpack really get your site flying? Automatic’s Jetpack plugin for WordPress is very much a digital Swiss Army Knife. Jetpack offers numerous programs (modules) for Security, Performance, Sharing, and more. Its name implies that Jetpack can put some extra “zip” to your site. To what degree you can increase or loose speed depends a… Continue reading Give Jetpack An Afterburner

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

Find A Browser For An Old Version Of OS X

  I love Macs.  They are both efficient and durable.  However, their durability is both a blessing and a curse, as the life of the hardware often extends past the life of available operating systems running on them.  For example, I have a Mac Pro that was Built-To-Order with two 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon… Continue reading Find A Browser For An Old Version Of OS X