Author Archives: Brian_Goodacre

Setting up the Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug with the VeSync app and 2.4 GHz connection

The Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug Mini Outlet with Energy Monitoring (2 Pack), Works with Amazon Alexa Echo, No Hub Required, 1 Minute to Set Up, White is a good smart outlet. It goes for about $30 for a pair [1]. … Continue reading

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UPnP on Plex

Getting your Plex server to use UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) will increase speeds, along with allowing it to run on more clients. For example, one Smart TV’s Plex app did not work until UPnP was enabled on the server’s … Continue reading

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A Cruise Vacation’s not obvious and not needed essentials

These are all of the things I wanted when I was on my last cruise. You can decide what will help you on your next cruise. Offline Data Offline map of your ports will be helpful when you are walking … Continue reading

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Google Play on Kindle Fire

The blog post on┬áSaintLad.com┬ámade installing the Google Play Store and Services onto a new Amazon Kindle very straightforward. Helpful Advice This is a short link to visit to go directly to his website: https://goo.gl/YrJoSy apkmirror might say a newer version … Continue reading

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Best Nextcloud 11 Links

Getting Nextcloud ready is lots of fun, but getting it to a very stable state is tedious. I gathered the best of the best resources on the web from putting it up to backing it up. Installing LAMP server Follow … Continue reading

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Red screen at night on Linux

f.lux and Redshift are the two major players for making your laptop screen turn red. I had f.lux working on Linux Mint but recently upgraded to Linux Mint 18 and it stopped working. I cannot get the applet to show … Continue reading

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Have Linux access Windows hard drive again

In Windows 8 and 10, Microsoft added a “Fast Startup” feature that saves a state of the computer to disk. This is like Hibernation, which for a while has prevented Linux from mounting a Windows partition. This new feature makes … Continue reading

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