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Use OpenDNS for Free to Increase Network Security and Block Adult Content On Your Home Network Gadgets & Tech

OpenDNS and Quad9 – Protect your home network for FREE

Use OpenDNS for Free to Increase Network Security and Block Adult Content On Your Home Network Are you looking for a free and effective way to improve the security of your home network? How about protecting your family from adult content such as pornography, and mature themed websites such as gambling and alcohol? OpenDNS, and other Domain Name System (DNS) services like it, can…

Windows 10 - Can't connect to this network - how to fix Gadgets & Tech

Windows 10 – Can’t connect to this network – Troubleshooting cheat sheet

Can’t connect to this network – on Windows 10? Use this troubleshooting cheat sheet Here’s a common problem – the dreaded Can’t connect to this network message. This article is meant to be a quick and dirty cheat sheet. As such, there’s not a lot of explanatory text. Troubleshooting steps – eliminate ISP as source of issue How many devices are experiencing issues? If…

macOS - Finder Rename option for multiple files Gadgets & Tech

How To Rename Multiple Files Using macOS

There’s an easy way to rename multiple files using finder in macOS Since the Yosemite release of Mac OS X (now called macOS) the Finder application (Mac’s equivalent of Windows File Explorer) has a powerful feature that lets you easily rename multiple files. Historically, renaming more than one file at a time required a custom script or a 3rd party add-on program. This new…

Netgear CM500 Cable Modem - DOCSIS 3.0 16x4 channel Gadgets & Tech

Top 3 Reasons to Own Your Cable Modem

Why you should own your Cable Modem (or at least consider it) Did you know you can own your cable modem as opposed to leasing an outdated model from your Internet Service Provider? It’s true, all the major home Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will gladly lease this equipment to you for years at a time, for about $10 a month. That really adds up…

csplit command

Let’s say you have a single file (a mysql dump) containing the output of multiple database backups… and you want to split them out into individual files. Input fil: # MySQL dump 7.1 # # Host: localhost Database: Purchase_Tracking # … Lots of CREATE TABLE and INSERTS … # MySQL dump 7.1 # # Host: localhost Database: Test # … Lots of CREATE TABLE…

BASH script to remove numeric prefix from files downloaded from scribd

Scribd is a great service, offering PDF downloads of a variety of content.  Unfortunately there is an ugly 8 digit (random?) number prefixed on each file downloaded. 47432750-Book-Name-Whatever.pdf 47501680-Another-Book-Name.pdf 47502885-Yet-Another-Book-Name.pdf It’s not descriptive, and it makes alphabetic sorting of the files downloaded impossible.  Here’s a small BASH shell script that will remove the first 9 characters (8 digits and the – character) from all…