Category Archives: How-To

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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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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