Top 10 Amazon Buys for Parents in 2021

Wednesday June 16, 2021

Amazon has been a huge help to our family throughout the pandemic. From boxes of cereal to toiletries, reusable face masks for the whole family and fun things to keep the kids entertained. Here are my top picks for parents in 2021!
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send_packet6: Operation not permitted

Tuesday October 1, 2019

The Problem My syslog shows: The Cause DHCP for IPv6 uses different ports than IPv4, so your IPTABLES / CSF firewall may need to have its rules adjusted if you start using IPv6. The Solution Set your firewall to allow …

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Hardkernel ODROID-HC1 with Kingston SUV500/960G SSD

Sunday March 24, 2019

You are free to use this image as long as you include the following attribution: “Hardkernel ODROID-HC1 with Kingston SUV500/960G SSD” by Robbie Ferguson,, licensed under CC BY 2.0

PINE64 has [nearly] finalized the PinePhone design

Thursday February 21, 2019

It has a headphone jack, USB-C with video output, data transfer, and 5V fast charge, and PINE64 is about 90% sure they’ve got the final design, with a few possible modifications still to come. At Category5 TV, we’re really excited …

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Pinebook Pro – Hackable ARM64 Linux Laptop for $200

Wednesday January 30, 2019

The Pinebook, released in 2017, was–and still is–an exciting product. The company responsible, PINE64, created a low-powered, low cost ($99) System on a Chip (SOC) laptop. But while the Pinebook is fantastic for tinkering and basic Internet usage, it was …

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The Echo Dot 3 after a few weeks usage.

Saturday January 12, 2019

Surely it comes as no surprise after reading my previous article about the Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot 3, that the Google Home Mini is sitting, unplugged, on a table in my studio. Yet the Amazon Echo Dot …

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33 Years Later… Still Hidden Secrets Discovered in NES “The Legend Of Zelda”

Sunday January 6, 2019

SKELUX has discovered and posted a video unveiling Minus Worlds found in The Legend of Zelda, which was released on Famicom in 1986 and Nintendo Entertainment System the following year. Hard to believe that after 33 years there are still …

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Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot 3 – December 2018

Wednesday December 19, 2018

They cost the same. They look similar. They boast the same features. They use up the same amount of desk space. So…
 Which is better leading into 2019? Okay, Google or Alexa? This month, I set out to answer the question: …

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The day that Facebook died

Wednesday November 21, 2018

We live in an interconnected world, where I, as one guy, can simultaneously exist in many places. But I can’t possibly be everywhere at once. So I rely on the amazing inter-connectivity of technology. In August, Facebook made a big …

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Fix: ESET Security Management Center Virtual Appliance Operating System is Not Up To Date

Friday November 9, 2018

In some previous iterations of the ESET management virtual appliance (ie., ESET Remote Administrator) the operating system would update itself. However, with the new ESET Security Management Center virtual appliance, there is no such task scheduled. After some time, this …

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