Author Archives: Brian Agrawal Goodacre

Chai

When I tasted chai, wow, my life was changed. I have been adapting my chai recipe as I have learned from “chai experts” and experimented myself. The primary credits go to my mother-in-law Manju Agrawal. Chai is very customized for … Continue reading

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Make an old laptop into a “Chromebook”

My father-in-law needed to use a web browser on an old laptop. He liked using Chrome, but Edge would open and not close. Random apps popped up and took up the screen. Windows 10 on an HP laptop was hogging … Continue reading

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Case positions for Overhead CodeDodger wireless keypad

When trying to set up a new Overhead CodeDodger wireless keypad (with buttons for “SET” and “PRGM”), it is very important to understand what the instructions mean by an “open” case. This is best seen at night when the buttons … Continue reading

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UHD 4K @ 60Hz Checklist to Get Your Monitor Working to Its Fullest

A 4K monitor that is running at 30Hz is choppy and jumpy. Everyone wants the full 60Hz for the smooth mouse scrolling. But 4K 60Hz is so much data that needs to be transferred so quickly that every hardware and … Continue reading

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Move Google Contacts to Nextcloud Contacts

The process is easy. Go to the Google Contacts website: https://contacts.google.com/ Expand “More” and select “Export”. Export all or some of your contacts, but select vCard format and save to your Desktop. Go to your Nextcloud website’s Contacts app: https://<your-nextcloud-website&gt;.com/index.php/apps/contacts. … Continue reading

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Add Nextcloud calendar to Google Calendar

Below is how to see (read-only) your Nextcloud calendars in Google Calendar. I do not believe Google supports writing to Nextcloud calendars from Google Calendar. This example is for my Calendar “Example Calendar”. From the calendar app page: https://your-nextcloud-server.com/index.php/apps/calendar/ Under … Continue reading

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SmartRG router cheatsheet

The SmartRG router (supplied by Sonic ISP) has a bad user interface. There is no easy mode, just very network centric terminology to maneuver.¬† Local Server Walk-through Let’s say you plug in your laptop to Ethernet or connect to the … Continue reading

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SmartRG network hard drive – SAMBA version too old

The SmartRG router (supplied by Sonic ISP) has the option of mounting a hard drive for access by all computers on the network via the SAMBA protocol. But the SmartRG router supplied has an old version of the SAMBA protocol, … Continue reading

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Nextcloud on AWS with S3 and Lightsail

Running a Nextcloud instance in AWS rather than at your home has some benefits: S3 storage means unlimited storage Static IP Fast bandwidth Always able to SSH into machine and restart it I suggest this blog¬†that provides a few steps … Continue reading

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