The Best Gaming Monitor 2019

If you're a gamer, then you know just how important the monitor is to your gaming experience. You can have the best video card, the best CPU, or the best nVME drive on the planet, but if your monitor sucks your...

Disable Auto Start-Stop Permanently Ford F-150

Back in May I bought a brand new Ford F-150 Platinum.  This truck is hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned. I replaced the worst one, a new Toyota Tacoma with constant transmission problems. The new F-1...

How to Write a Change Management Policy

Every IT department has had to deal with changes to applications, networks, and systems. Most mature IT departments have a well oiled change management process. I'm often surprised when I meet people from small...

The Best Speaker Wire

The debate of cables and wires for home audio and video has raged on for decades. It got really heated a few years ago when Monster Cable started selling cables at 2X to 100X the price of other cables. This mak...

Are Smart Locks Safe?

It is probably one of the most common questions I get when I tell people I have a fully enabled smart home. People are really insecure when it comes to the security of internet connected devices, especially whe...

The Best Smart Locks

There's a large selection of smart locks on the market, from complete replacements to kits that convert existing locks into smart devices. There's a lot to understand about these kits, and truth about the best ...

Why I Stopped Selling the WANBOX

Many of you know that for a while I was selling a product called the WANBOX. The WANBOX is a 6 port full gigabit capable router/firewall box based on the Intel Atom E3845 processor. It's fantastically capable a...

The Best pfSense Box

As you guys know I am a huge fan of pfSense. I've been running it in my environment for several years and its just rock solid and reliable. The biggest issue is that although pfSense is community based and open...

pfSense Hangs at Booting

pfSense is literally one of the top open source (free as in beer) firewall packages you get get. Depending on who you ask it might be the very best. pfSense is not without its faults however, and in the most re...