How to beat data caps

Data caps suck, especially if you work from home. That’s why I dedicated some time to finding a way to get fast internet, without the caps. I recently moved from Seattle to Boise. I left Seattle just as Xfinity was beginning to monitor data caps. There was a limit of 1TB on my 250Mbs down 30Mbs […]

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Block [email protected] phishing attempt in Office 365

A phishing attempt is spreading very quickly online. It is an email that looks very legit sharing a google doc. It usually comes from a trusted source since it is spreading via Gmail’s contact list. I even got hit with one at work. I wasn’t expecting any shared google docs so it raised my eyebrows and […]

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Powershell all the things

This is basic sys admin 101 stuff, but it made me so happy I had to post. And who doesn’t like a little PS 101? Case in point, needed to stop and disable several services. I could open services.msc, click on each one, stop, and then disable. Or I could use Powershell. First, we need […]

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Change network adapter priority in Windows 10

Turns out Windows 10 is missing the old network adapter priority under advanced settings. Remember this? Noticed my wireless adapter had priority while I was uploading some VHD’s to Azure. When I checked the priority I saw I was missing something. No Adapaters and Bindings tab. After a quick search online I discovered they removed […]

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Blocked 3 Asian Pacific subnets

Tired of logs full of connection attempts from hosts in these subnets. All from Asian Pacific IPs. So I just blocked 3 /8’s. That’s over 16 million IP’s per subnet. I wish there was a process for revoking IP’s from abusive users. If you want to block them here are the subnets I blocked and […]

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The blog has been updated

Now featuring https. For years I’ve been wanting to enable https but WordPress fought me tooth and nail on it (thanks SEO friendly rewriting). Well, I finally figured it out.  Simply changing the URL in settings was not working, neither was the wp-config by itself. Here is what I ended up adding to wp-config.php. I […]

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