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Google Fail - Critical security alert - Someone knows your password

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A few days ago I received an ominous email from Google. It came with the subject line: Critical security alert, and the heading: Someone knows your password. The email body explained, Google has become aware that someone else knows your password, and we've taken steps to protect your account. Please sign back into your account — Continue reading Β»

Update: Stay On No-Cost Legacy G Suite

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Not sure what prompted me to do this, but today I decided to login to my free Legacy G Suite account to check if it was still alive. My Legacy G Suite account is indeed still alive so next I looked around for any alerts regarding the forced upgrade to Google Workspace. There was a — Continue reading Β»

Installing My Own Internet Cable Modem and Router

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If you are a cable modem customer in the US, in many cases your ISP company has provided you with the equipment to connect to the Internet and most likely you are paying a monthly equipment fee for that privilege. In many cases you can buy and use your own equipment and save the monthly — Continue reading Β»

The End of G Suite Legacy Free Edition. Alternatives?

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The writing has been on the wall for some time and the official news finally came out last month. G Suite Legacy Free Edition is ending on May 1, 2022 and Google wants all the users to migrate to the paid Google Workspace service. Apparently the news has rubbed some personal/home users the wrong way — Continue reading Β»

Windows MySQL Full Backup Batch Script With Compression And Versioning

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We have a Windows Server running multiple WordPress sites on MySQL. We've always relied on plugins such as BackWPup to handle backups. But because multiple users have access to and maintain these sites, it's difficult to make sure that the backup plugins remain untouched and continue to function properly. For that reason I decided to — Continue reading Β»

Migrating To Cloud, Digital Ocean, Cloudflare

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When I started this site decades ago, I followed the usual path at that time to launch sites, shared hosting. There were many vendors to choose from but nothing like the quantity and diversity of what’s available today. I registered the domain, settled on a small vendor for $5/month, got my cPanel and terminal login — Continue reading Β»

JAMstack - How To Make The Web Slower

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Starting a few years ago everywhere you look, sites are getting updated with a new approach known as JAMstack. JAM, initials for JavaScript, API, and Markup is lauded as more revolutionary, more scalable, speedier, and more flexible than the older style website development. Some of these claims may be true but for the most part — Continue reading Β»

A Better Way to Fight Scam Calls

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The usual advice on handling scam calls has been to not answer unknown caller id’s or hang up immediately and to not interact, lest the scammers will flag the number as live and will call it more often. However, a recent extensive study out of NC State has confirmed what I’d always suspected and that — Continue reading Β»

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