Category Archive: Technology

Mar 09 2017

Protect Your Privacy with a Secondary Email Address

Many moons ago, I signed up for a website called Have I Been Pwned. This website tracks your information, and if it shows up in a leak or hack, it notifies you. It’s a great tool, and I recommend you all use it, especially in our current times full of security breaches. Today, I got …

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Mar 01 2017

Genetically Modified Organisms

GMOs. We’ve all heard the phrase. It’s some sort of nasty thing “they” are putting into our foods. They should put it on labels so we know what we are consuming. It’s unhealthy. It’s poison. It’s a plot by corporations to keep us docile. Or maybe it’s just food. Here’s some history. Way back in …

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Nov 01 2016

The October 2016 (DynDNS) DDoS Attack

A few weeks ago, a DDoS attack crippled the internet, affecting websites like Amazon, eBay, Twitter, and many, many more. It seems this was accomplished by turning IoT devices into a botnet. Most internet users know that these words exist, and they know that they mean things, but few actually understand what happened. So that’s …

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Oct 26 2016

PSA: Use Signal

I’ve mentioned this app before to friends, but I really want to encourage EVERYONE to start using Signal. Here’s what’s going on. We are living in the most technologically advanced period in our history, so far. While technology continues to advance, and we are capable of doing so much more than we could a few …

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Sep 08 2016

Crossover Episode: Smart Mirror Build (Software)

Lots of TV shows will have crossovers where characters from one show visit a different show. Since I have two websites, I figured I might as well use them. I recently made a smart mirror, and here’s how I did it. This article will be about the software setup. The article on my art site,, will …

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May 21 2016

Server Build Part 3: Domain Level Ad-Blocking with Pi-Hole

Welcome back. So far, we have installed and setup XenServer on a rack mounted server. We’ve also installed a guest OS. Part 1 can be found here, and Part 2 can be found here. Today, we are going to install a domain level ad-blocker. I’ve been working on this stupid part for months. Literally months. …

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Apr 21 2016

Server Build Part 2: Setup and First Guest OS

I totally forgot I was going to do this. This is part 2 of my server build. Part 1 can be found here. So far we have the hardware, and have installed XenServer, which is a host OS that runs VMs. We installed the Management Console on a separate computer, and will be doing everything …

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Feb 13 2016

Server Build Part 1: XenServer

I’ve decided to document the trials, tribulations, and a word that starts with “T” that means “I seriously contemplate suicide because this won’t do the thing I want it to do”. Let’s go with t…fuckingkillme. I’m going to break this down into sections, as each will have a different goal and solution. Keep in mind …

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May 09 2014

How to Utilize Google Music

Back in the long long ago, music was kept on these limited storage capacity devices called records, which were replaced by cassettes, which were replaced by CDs. The main problem of these ancient contraptions was they could only hold a few songs at a time. To listen to something else, you had to PHYSICALLY SWITCH to a …

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Apr 11 2014

Password Management

With the latest internet security failure, Heartbleed, everyone’s talking about protecting their accounts. Here are my tips. Keep in mind, there are many ways to keep your accounts safe. Also, and I can’t stress this enough, if someone wants your information badly enough, they will find a way. You’re only defense (besides staying offline) is …

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