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Review of the Synology NVR216

Surveillance systems are something that used to be considered a nice-to-have. With today's crime rates, and lawsuit happy customers it just makes sense to have something like the Synology NVR216 in your persona...

pfSense Rules not Working?

pfSense has to be the greatest thing to ever happen to the open source firewall movement. It's a one of those open source products that's truly a game changer. It runs on just about any hardware, whether it be ...

pfSense Road Warrior IPSec Config That Works

If you're like me you've tried a to find a pfSense Road Warrior configuration for IPSec that actually works and you've banged your head against the wall for hours because its one giant problem after another.  E...

pfSense not Recovering after WAN Failure

pfSense is probably the best open source firewall/router software package I have ever used. It's packed full of professional feature sets and has a very polished and clean user interface (web based GUI). And it...

The Commodore SX-64 “Portable” Computer

Portable computers are everywhere you look! Every computer company on the planet currently makes some really incredible high end notebook computers. Apple ushered in a new era of portable computers with iPad ta...

Quick and Dirty Furniture Repair

My mother in-law loves antique furniture. Much of this furniture is furniture that her father built, or purchased. She's got chairs, tables, beds and an assortment of other antique items. She also holds the hei...

Check Blind Spot Monitor System Toyota

Do you have the "Check Blind Spot Monitor System" error showing on the dash of your Toyota or Lexus vehicle (such as the Toyota Tacoma, or Lexus RX350)? Many new vehicles are coming equipped with a neat piec...