Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Flushing DNS cache on MacOS Mojave

Something I need to do every now and then.  Open a terminal, paste the command below and hit enter.  You’ll need to enter your administrator password. sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder; sleep 2; Once control returns, you’re all set.

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Facebook uses 2 factor authentication phone numbers for marketing

There really is no bottom to how low these advertising companies will go.  

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Downloading Google Hangouts Chat for a desktop

This is just impossible to find, but super obvious once you do.  Of all ‘people’, you’d think Google would be able to find their own product.

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Adjusting mouse scroll wheel speed in Linux Mint

I occasionally install and mess around with different flavors of Linux. Linux Mint is a very interesting one, but something that made it darn near impossible to use was the crazy high scrolling rate when using a mouse wheel. This link has a solution. One thing to note – after you download the .sh file, […]

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Firmware update for Surface Dock

This isn’t something you usually hear about. In fact, this is the first dock where I’ve found that there is a firmware update. If you have a Surface Dock, and are having occasional problems with it, I’d suggest following the link below and installing the Microsoft Surface Dock Updater and then use it to update […]

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Mac, diagnose thyself!

Over the past few years, our household has turned from a Microsoft Windows centric one, to one that is populated almost entirely by Apple Mac’s, along with iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs. While over the years, the Macs have proved resilient reliable machines, our experience has not been without problems. The only one that has […]

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Some thoughts on the Kindle Fire

I’ve had the Kindle Fire for over a week now and so far it’s been an interesting experience. There have been plenty of reviews that do a much better job than I’m willing to do reviewing all of the gory details (take a look at ArsTechnica’s review for a complete run down), but I do […]

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New tools = new frustration

My post from yesterday was inadvertently configured with no commenting allowed. I’ve fixed the setting in the posting tool I’m using, and fixed the post itself. Sorry about that!

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Lapin Systems and Amazon delivering great customer service

Good customer service is such a pleasure when I encounter it. I had two stand out instances this week. I have an iMac at home, and really appreciate Mac OS X and all that it brings to the table, but after having an SSD in my systems at the office for the past several years, […]

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Task switcher that Vista should have shipped with…

I tell you, some days I love Vista and on others, well not so much.   One feature that seems cool but doesn’t really prove useful is the Flip 3D feature.  Apple has one on their system that makes a lot more sense – press a button (or squeeze the side buttons on the Mighty […]

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