Musings of a Skeptical Super Nerd & Gamer

Gaming

Posted by on 2015-12-06

Formerly Astaro, Sophos UTM is a great product for home users interested in more security than a random router can offer. With a generous (free) home license that beats the...

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Hacking/Security and Tech

Posted by on 2015-12-06

Formerly Astaro, Sophos UTM is a great product for home users interested in more security than a random router can offer. With a generous (free) home license that beats the...

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Life and Random

W3TC Breaks Jetpack’s “Sharing”

Posted by on 2012-08-12

I love the W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin for its wide feature set and great performance, but damn if it doesn’t break things sometimes. A few weeks ago I spend most of a...

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W3TC Breaks Jetpack’s “Sharing”

W3TC Breaks Jetpack’s “Sharing”

2012-08-12

I love the W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin for its wide feature set and great performance, but damn if it doesn’t break things sometimes. A few weeks ago I spend most of a weekend tracking down why my front page featured slider wasn’t working. To no great surprise given its history, I tracked it down to W3’s minify functionality, which...

Battle.net Hacked: What To Do

Battle.net Hacked: What To Do

2012-08-11

Blizzard joins the ranks of game companies deeply hit by a major hack. They didn’t just lose our email addresses, but remain just short of a Sony level incursion having lost four major pieces of user data: Email address for users outside of China. Account Security Question (ASQ) answers for North American servers. Sensitive information related to Dial-In...

CrashPlan’s “Network Blocked”

CrashPlan’s “Network Blocked”

2012-07-23

I recently switched from Carbonite to CrashPlan as my cloud backup of choice after Carbonite’s upload throttling became too severe (I was lucky to upload 1 GB per day). Things were running great until I noticed CrashPlan hadn’t uploaded anything in about a week. The error it gave wasn’t helpful, simply “Network Blocked.” The...

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