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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” […]

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What IS The Best Email Client for IOS And Android?

Hands down, Edison Email is simply the best email client for IOS and Android. I have used it for several months now, and wonder how I got along without it.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]