What Does Squiggly Line Mean?

Let’s discuss that little squiggly line.  It’s the sign above the backquote (~), and it indicates approximation. Maybe you use it in your online work, or you’ve seen it in a newspaper (maybe when polling public opinion about something). Or maybe you’ve never encountered it. It’s called an “aspirational” or “tilde” notation, and in computer … Read more

How to Open VOC Files

What is a VOC File? VOC is an audio file format created by Creative Technology in the 1990s used by the Sound Blaster sound cards. You know that it’s a VOC file because it has the .voc file extension. VOC files can contain audio clips, sound effects, and music files that are compressed to reduce … Read more

NordVPN review: What is it and how good is it?

If you want to know everything about NordVPN, you have come to the right place. I have come across my articles on NordVPN but most of them are a general overview. In this article, I will go in-depth to do a NordVPN review. What is NordVPN? NordVPN is a virtual private network service provider. It … Read more

How to create a bootable Debian Linux on a USB flash drive

How do you install Debian Linux on your computer? This isn’t obvious. The old way is to download the Debian Linux and burn it to a DVD. How many computers still come with DVD drive? As the Internet becomes more prevalent, our reliance on a local copy of files becomes less and less. The interesting … Read more

How to Make Address Labels Using the Avery Templates

There are different approaches to making address labels. If the address labels are all to the same address, I recommend that you use the Avery template. Windows If you are using a Windows operating system, an Avery template is available for Microsoft Word. It is available from the Avery website. The Avery Template 5260 is … Read more

Google Wi-Fi Review

Google Wifi Review

Unlike the traditional method of having one router that supports Wifi for your entire home, Google Wi-Fi uses a mesh Wi-Fi system. The mesh network creates coverage that extends far behind what one router is capable of supporting. It can be used to support your office, living room, garage, basement, and other rooms. Multiple Google … Read more

How to Secure Your Passwords – The Ultimate Guide

How many passwords do you know? How many passwords do you remember in your head? What do you use to store them with? Where do you store them? How do you keep them secure? There are many things to consider when you are dealing with passwords. With online compromises on the rise, you should seriously … Read more

Best gear for online meetings while working from home

The world is a different place in a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many businesses are allowing their employees to work from home. People working from home are adjusting to this new environment which is a new territory for everyone living in the 21st century. Sure there have been pandemics in the past where people were told … Read more

What is an inode?

If you come from the Windows world, you may not be familiar with the concept of inode. This is not something you are exposed to until you journey into the Unix world. Even if you use Unix, you may or may not encounter an inode. It depends on how much you care about the systems … Read more

How to backup your LastPass Password?

Although your passwords are backed up by LastPass, it’s always a good idea to have a backup copy, just in case. The problem with cloud solutions you may use is that they are dependent on the service provider backing up your data. What if something happens to your data? In the case of passwords, it’s … Read more

Show Line Numbers in Vim

Vim (Vi iMproved) is a text editor for Unix. It is free and open-source software. It is a popular text editor for system administration and development work. When you start Vim, it looks minimal but it is very powerful under the hood. Depending on your level of comfort with Linux, you may use Vim for … Read more

Automation with Bash Scripts

Are you able to automate with Bash scripts? Definitely! Is this something you want to do all the time? Of course not! It depends on the situation. What is it that you are automating? If you are a System Administrator, SRE or a frequent user of Linux, Bash scripts come in handy. There are things … Read more

Understanding Big O Notation

Looking from the outside, Big O is very scary. Why? O is not an abbreviation for a word, it’s a concept. It’s a concept used in mathematics. It’s a concept in computer science when we want to talk about algorithms. What is algorithms? Yeah, that is another scary concept on its own but we’re here … Read more