Author Archives: Brian Agrawal Goodacre

Temporary fix for updating external HPFS/NTFS/exFAT hard drive’s permissions so Plex can access

When I plugged in my external hard drive that was on Windows to a Linux machine (Raspberry Pi 3), it was automatically mounted at /media/brian/Brian-HD, but the permissions were drw- — — 1 brian brian. I needed Plex to be able … Continue reading

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Factory Resetting Nexlux LED Light Strip

The Nexlux LED Strip Lights sold on Amazon have a confusing set of “How to restore factory settings?” instructions First, to add a device, install their app (Magic Home Pro app on Google Play or Magic Home WiFi on App Store) and … Continue reading

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Google Location Sharing Review

Google’s version of Apple’s Find My Friend is Google Location Sharing. You can set this up to share your location with friends for a limited amount of time, or you can set it to always share your location with family … Continue reading

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Secure Messaging Apps Review

This is a problem amongst the secure messaging app space, they all have security tradeoffs or usability tradeoffs. Continue reading

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[NO SOLUTION] Lenovo Thinkpad shuts down after exactly 30 minutes

I recently received a rather new Lenovo Thinkpad Ultrabook for free because the machine running Windows would shut down after 30 minutes exactly. It was running Windows and I thought it was a problem with Windows, well… Installing Linux, it … Continue reading

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Saving Tree Style Tabs into Bookmarks with Firefox

On Firefox, my favorite add-on is Tree Style Tabs (download), because you can see all of your tabs and their names tabs have hierarchy (parent > children > grandchildren) Once you use it, you will always want to use it, especially … Continue reading

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NAT Loopback on Xfinity

The current Xfinity routers (end of 2017) do not support NAT Loopback and have no options for enabling NAT Loopback. What is NAT Loopack? NAT Loopback or Hairpinning is when Device_A behind a router tries to access another Device_B behind … Continue reading

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Plex loading local subtitles

Plex tends to do a good job of loading local subtitle files (usually .srt) and it can even automatically load subtitles for you [2]. But sometimes, it will not load a file that is in your directory with your video … Continue reading

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Nextcloud Snap Installation

The Nextcloud installation page has two sets of instructions now: automatic and manual. Previously on this website, I have described the manual steps to setting up Nextcloud. It is a good learning experience and worth a try, but even better is … Continue reading

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Sideloading Apps onto Fire TV

Since the Amazon Fire TV is a device that runs Android, you can install any Android app onto your Fire TV, but to varying degrees of success. How to To get apps onto your FireTV, you can do it the … Continue reading

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