Category Archives: How-To

Add Nextcloud calendar to Google Calendar

Below is how to see (read-only) your Nextcloud calendars in Google Calendar. I do not believe Google supports writing to Nextcloud calendars from Google Calendar. This example is for my Calendar “Example Calendar”. From the calendar app page: https://your-nextcloud-server.com/index.php/apps/calendar/ Under … Continue reading

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SmartRG router cheatsheet

The SmartRG router (supplied by Sonic ISP) has a bad user interface. There is no easy mode, just very network centric terminology to maneuver.  Local Server Walk-through Let’s say you plug in your laptop to Ethernet or connect to the … Continue reading

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SmartRG network hard drive – SAMBA version too old

The SmartRG router (supplied by Sonic ISP) has the option of mounting a hard drive for access by all computers on the network via the SAMBA protocol. But the SmartRG router supplied has an old version of the SAMBA protocol, … Continue reading

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Temporary fix for updating external HPFS/NTFS/exFAT hard drive’s permissions so Plex can access

When I plugged in my external hard drive that was on Windows to a Linux machine (Raspberry Pi 3), it was automatically mounted at /media/brian/Brian-HD, but the permissions were drw- — — 1 brian brian. I needed Plex to be able … Continue reading

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Factory Resetting Nexlux LED Light Strip

The Nexlux LED Strip Lights sold on Amazon have a confusing set of “How to restore factory settings?” instructions First, to add a device, install their app (Magic Home Pro app on Google Play or Magic Home WiFi on App Store) and … Continue reading

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Saving Tree Style Tabs into Bookmarks with Firefox

On Firefox, my favorite add-on is Tree Style Tabs (download), because you can see all of your tabs and their names tabs have hierarchy (parent > children > grandchildren) Once you use it, you will always want to use it, especially … Continue reading

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NAT Loopback on Xfinity

The current Xfinity routers (end of 2017) do not support NAT Loopback and have no options for enabling NAT Loopback. What is NAT Loopack? NAT Loopback or Hairpinning is when Device_A behind a router tries to access another Device_B behind … Continue reading

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