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Category : Geekdom

Tomorrow is the day

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Published on: July 3, 2021

A couple of days ago I posted to facebbok (first time I went on facebook in months) to let the people there know i will be deleting my facebook account. And i decided to do the deletion on independence day as it will be my final freedom from facebook so tomorrow the day the page[…]

With the news lately on digital stuff, it turning to be good news for those that are proponents of physical copies.

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Published on: April 29, 2021

Over the last little over a month 2 news stories have propelled those of us that are proponents of physical copies arguments as being stronger. first there was the news story of Sony shutting down the PS3/PSP/Vite stores (true they back tracked on that but only for the PS3/Vita, it still happening to the PSP[…]

If you don’t keep your data on your local devices do you really own it.

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Published on: April 28, 2021

Here is a reason you don’t want to place your data in the hands of another do you even own your own data anymore. If a company decides they don’t want you on their services anymore you loss “your” data, you loss “your” digital content, you loss “your” apps. Another issue I covered is the[…]

Youtube gives themselfs an award for free speech

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Published on: April 21, 2021

So Youtube thinks they are a bastion of frees speech. On of the largest violators of free speach (facebag and twatter being the other two) is giving themselves an award for free speech. Just look at all the people they banned for “wrong think” over the years. They are so free speech, they free people[…]

Anima

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Published on: April 16, 2021

I will admit that even with all my ranting against the streaming future even I fell into it with Anima. But now I am working on fixing that, especially with the closing of the Sony PS3/PSP/Vita stores. I am starting to buy the ones I like on DVD/Blueray. It going to take some time. I[…]

The PS4 Time “issue”

Categories: Games, Geekdom, Technology
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Published on: April 8, 2021

With the talk of digital vs Physical games, the digital proponents have been talking about how the PS4 need to sync it clock to the PSN. Or things will not work, they claim that in the future if the PSN shuts down that PS4 physical games will not be playable because if the battery dies[…]

Well the rumors were true, the PS3, PSP, and Vita stores are closing down.

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Published on: March 29, 2021

I just got an email from Sony stating that they are going to indeed close the store. We are closing PlayStation™Store on PlayStation®3 on July 2nd, 2021 and on PlayStation®Vita devices on August 27th 2021. Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) will also retire on July 2nd, 2021. They further go on to[…]

I am so glad I never when digital with my games

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Published on: March 22, 2021

With the news Sony is closing down the stores for the PS3, PSP, and the Vita it makes me so glad I never fell for the stupidity of going digital with my game collection. Below is my game collection, nice and safe from any digital store shutting down. This should be a warning to those[…]

Happy Pi Day all

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Published on: March 14, 2021

Hope you made a good Pie to celibate Pi day. I will be making a dutch apple pie later today for Pi day.

Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway as a home router/firewall

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Published on: February 19, 2021

I am now looking at Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway (USG) in my search for a Router/Firewall for my home network. Yes I know it a professional grade system. But at the same time it seems to have the features I want. Plus it lacks the WiFi, which I don’t need as I now have the[…]

Got my PSP back on the internet

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Published on: February 18, 2021

The PSP can not do the new WPA2 or WPA3 encryption for wireless. Also the PSP does not have any way to connect to Ethernet. But I came up with a solution, I got an old WiFi bridge that can do WPA (the new WiFi mesh network does not support WPA, as it to old[…]

Next network project for my network.

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Published on: February 16, 2021

Now that I have the Raspberry Pi serving as a DNS server, one as a DHCP and VPN server. And I have the WiFi mesh network setup. Next step is I want to setup a hardware firewall (or maybe a computer to server as a firewall) between my home network and the Verizon Modem. I[…]

Set up the Eero System last night

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Published on: February 15, 2021

With the new Eero system, it looks a lot better then the other one. I was able to set the access points to bridge mode with no real problem. It still has the need for a stupid app to configure them. But there a lot less in the app. I did have a minor snag[…]

Got a new WiFi mesh system to try.

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Published on: February 14, 2021

Well I returned the Deco, as that was a waste of my time, I am glad I got my money back, as it would have been a waste of my money. So I picked up a Eero to try out, there are a few kinks in the system still, but it is looking more promising.[…]

Well the new Deco devices came

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Published on: February 13, 2021

The new Deco WiFi mesh devices came, and they are having the EXACT same issue. And they don’t even let you try with a web interface you have to configure it with a stupid app. They were being too cleaver for their own good on this, and that probably part of the problem. I will[…]

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