Hey everyone! Your name, address, birth date, social security #, and other info is compromised. – Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack

Photo courtesy of: thehackernews.com/2017/0… This is pretty amazing. Not a little deal. This information can never be considered secure ever again. I first heard about this on the 7th. I was pretty amazed at the breadth of the breach. Then in the following days reading about the response. Crazy. Equifax is so evil it’s not Read more about Hey everyone! Your name, address, birth date, social security #, and other info is compromised. – Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack[…]

You cannot hold your cell phone and drive in California. $250 fine. Mount it to your dash with a Magnet for $4!

These mounts are by far the most effective and affordable solution I’ve found. Super easy to use and install. Just slides snugly into your vent on either side of the steering wheel. The small metal disc can be used with or without a case. Inside or outside the case. I recommend the plain black one. Read more about You cannot hold your cell phone and drive in California. $250 fine. Mount it to your dash with a Magnet for $4![…]

How to get a free electric car in California (low income)

If you live in the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and are low income, and you are located on this census map: www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capand… you can get up to $9500 cash rebate on a new or USED electric car. If you buy or lease a new one you can get an addition $10,000 federal Read more about How to get a free electric car in California (low income)[…]

The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100

$99 + $9.99 shipping. No taxes or other fees. I disabled all paid trials. Instructions are below. The big reason I choose Android vs iPhone (iOS) is the fact that I can have free WiFi hotspot tethering on any carrier.  Apple allows the carrier to disable this hardware in order to charge you for this Read more about The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100[…]

Am I using propriety software? How to find out.

I prefer open source software. It’s free. Here is a list of software to avoid if you want the most flexibility and economy. If you have to use it. Please consider running a M$ Windows Virtual Machine that serves it using RemoteApp. Proprietary software that does not play nicely with native Ubuntu Linux. Adobe Acrobat Read more about Am I using propriety software? How to find out.[…]

How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play!

InWatch Z Smartwatch aka inWatch Z2G This guide is written for the original inWatch Z that came with Andriod 4.2.2, and has the bone conductivity speaker. Not the later version (Z3G) that shipped with Android 4.4. These instructions may work with the later one, but I have not tested it. Chipset: MediaTek (MTK) MT6572 Why Read more about How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play![…]

The GREAT nonprofit tech give-away!

Are you a small nonprofit that needs good reliable equipment, data and access to the internet? These partners have come together to fund a free technology upgrade for folks like you. I will donate and install enough equipment and software to get up to 20 people online. For free. Thanks to the generosity of The Read more about The GREAT nonprofit tech give-away![…]

Wireless thin client using Ubuntu 18.04.1 named BoXenbaby

UPDATE: BoXenbaby is simply Ubuntu 18.04.1 Desktop minimal install with OpenVPN,  FreeRDP-nightly, and other modern clients. This document describes how to: Automatic Install Part 1 – PXE Install BoXenbaby to a computer plugged into a BoXenbrain network. Manual Install Part 2 – USB Install BoXenbaby with a USB drive. Download the usb image here: Check Read more about Wireless thin client using Ubuntu 18.04.1 named BoXenbaby[…]