Quick Format vs Full Format

If you’re adding an external hard drive to your computer, it probably needs to be formatted. You may also want to do a format if you connect the drive to a different computer or use it as external storage, in which case you would want to choose the format as FAT32. If you need to … Read more

How to Open .PAK Files

To open a PAK file, double-click on the file from your Windows machine. If it doesn’t recognize the file, you need to download a file opener or extractor such as WinRAR or WinZip. What is a PAK File? A PAK file is a compressed archive file similar to Zip archive files. If you have many … 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 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

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

How do you iterate over a dictionary in Python?

Suppose you have a piggy bank containing a lot of coins and you want to count them. You store your coins in a dictionary. Once you finish adding them in the dictionary, you want to know how much you have of each denomination. How do you do it? To see this example in real life … Read more

What is the best laser printer for home use?

You may be asking yourself…why do I need a laser printer? It’s going to be very expensive. I usually buy an inkjet printer. I see laser printers at the office. They are big and bulky. I just need something to print occasionally. It’s not like I’m going to be printing everyday. Sure, they are all … Read more

Wireless Issues with Motorola SBG6580 Cable Modem

If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is Time Warner Cable (TWC), you have the option to either lease the cable modem or buy your own. If you buy your own modem, you can save $5.99 per month in monthly fees. However, you need to buy a modem that is approved by TWC. There are many … Read more

Send a Test Mail Using Telnet

Send a Test Mail Using Telnet

When you are having a problem sending a mail message, the first thing you want to do is test the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) connectivity. By default, SMTP listens on port 25. By using telnet, you can connect to port 25 on the mail server and test whether or not you can send a message. This step is done on your own workstation. If you are having a problem sending mail from a web form, run this step from the server that is storing the web form.

OSI Model Layer

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) by developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1984. OSI reference model is a way of sub-diving network communication and grouping them into logical layers. On each layer, an instance provides the services the instances to the layer above it and requests services to the layer below it.

Disable SSLv2 and Weak Ciphers

Disable SSLv2 and Weak Ciphers

Are you still using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) version 2 on your web server? If so, you need to read this article. It can save your life. Okay, maybe not that dramatic but it will show you how to disable SSLv2. Why? There are vulnerabilities in this version. If you don’t disable it, your web server might get compromised. This vulnerability exists whether you are running Apache or IIS. The steps to disable it are fairly trivial. So go ahead and tr