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Category: Websites 🠪 HTML
Bootstrap Framework
January 25, 2021

https://getbootstrap.com/

https://getbootstrap.com/docs/4.5/utilities/flex/


Category: Network 🠪 VPN
Wireguard
January 24, 2021

https://www.wireguard.com/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Phone
3CX - Free/Cheap PBX Software
January 25, 2021

https://www.3cx.com/partners/key-selling-points/


Category: Windows 🠪 Slow
AMD Radeon causing minute delay when booting
January 25, 2021

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-power/windows-10-slow-boot-up/59acc731-b99e-48f1-9b0b-8d43b89381b6?page=3&auth=1

1.) Disabling ULPS can be done by opening regedit and going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

2.) Change EnableUlps from 1 to 0 inside the 0000 and 0001 or 0003 keys.

3.) Restart your computer. Startup time will return to normal.


Category: Websites 🠪 HTML
Grafana graphing
January 25, 2021

https://grafana.com/grafana/


Category: Email 🠪 Testing
Test your email server
January 25, 2021

CheckTLS.com - Test TLS connections on your email server.
https://www.checktls.com/index.html

Test your email server for SSL/TLS
https://ssl-tools.net/mailservers

https://www.dnsqueries.com/en/

https://www.sslchecker.com/

https://mxtoolbox.com/


Blacklist Testers:
https://www.dnsbl.info/
https://www.mail-tester.com/
https://www.debouncer.com/reverse-dns-check


Category: Network 🠪 Testing
LAN Sweeper - Scan your network for devices
January 24, 2021

https://www.lansweeper.com/product-overview/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Raspberry Pi
MQTT Server
January 24, 2021

https://www.google.com/search?q=mqtt+raspberry+pi


Category: Windows 🠪 Startup
UEFI Boot failure: bootrec /fixboot: Access is denied
January 24, 2021

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-10-bootrec-fixboot-access-is-denied/747c4180-7ff3-4bc2-b6cc-81e572d546df?auth=1

Boot into Command Prompt from recovery media.
Diskpart
List disk
Select Disk X
list vol
(Look for the 100-300MB partition with FAT32 filesystem, probably the last one)
sel vol X
assign letter=v:
exit

dir v:\ /a
: Verify this is the right disk, no important files are on it
format V: /FS:FAT32

bcdboot C:\windows /s V: /f UEFI


Category: Network 🠪 Data
NextDNS.io - Paid DNS resolver with additional security
January 24, 2021

https://nextdns.io/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Electronics
NPN Transistors
January 21, 2021

https://www.digikey.com/en/articles/simply-put-2n3904-npn-transistor


Category: Hardware 🠪 Batteries
Windows Battery Report
January 20, 2021

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/generate-battery-report-windows-10

powercfg /batteryreport


Category: Scripts 🠪 Powershell
Signing Powershell scripts
January 24, 2021

https://www.darkoperator.com/blog/2013/3/5/powershell-basics-execution-policy-part-1.html

https://www.hanselman.com/blog/signing-powershell-scripts


Category: Utilities 🠪 Backup
rclone - clone to B2
January 25, 2021

https://rclone.org/b2/


Category: Websites 🠪 Testing
Scan websites for issues/malware with urlscan.io
January 21, 2021

https://urlscan.io/


Category: Links 🠪 Media
Free Movies/Shows
January 25, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/feed/storefront?bp=kgEmCGQSIlBMSFBUeFR4dEMwaWJWWnJUMl9XS1dVbDJTQXhzS3VLd3iiBQIoBQ%3D%3D

https://www.popcornflix.com/

https://tubitv.com/home

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/uxpage/View-All-Free-Movies-TV/210

https://therokuchannel.roku.com/

https://pluto.tv/live-tv/bet-pluto-tv

https://pluto.tv/on-demand


Category: Links 🠪 Media
CommonSenseMedia - Check if a movie is appropriate for children
January 26, 2021

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Edgerouter
OpenVPN Server
January 26, 2021

https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015971688-EdgeRouter-OpenVPN-Server


Category: Email 🠪 Testing
Email Server Testing
January 22, 2021

Server Diagnostics
https://mxtoolbox.com/diagnostic.aspx

MXtoolbox
https://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx


Category: Hardware 🠪 Edgerouter
QOS via Command Line
January 21, 2021

https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/204911404-EdgeRouter-Traffic-Policies-Shaper-for-Upload-Download-and-VoIP


Category: Utilities 🠪 Recovery
Bootable Recovery Tools
January 25, 2021

Ultimate Boot CD
https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

MediCat
https://gbatemp.net/threads/medicat-usb-a-multiboot-linux-usb-for-pc-repair.361577/

Hiren's BootCD PE
https://www.hirensbootcd.org/

Rescatux
https://sourceforge.net/projects/rescatux/

List of several bootable utilites
https://www.geckoandfly.com/32030/bootable-windows-pe-recovery-repair/


Category: Email 🠪 Servers
hMailServer - Free + Open Source
January 22, 2021

https://www.hmailserver.com/functionality


Category: Hardware 🠪 Modems
Compatible Modems
January 22, 2021

https://www.centurylink.com/home/help/internet/modems-and-routers.html#

https://support.sparklight.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009158227-Supported-Cable-Modems-Residential-Only

Sparklight modems compatible with static IP's: Arris
SBG6950AC2
SBG7400AC2
SBG7580
SBG7600


Category: Hardware 🠪 Edgerouter
WAN Load Balancing
January 21, 2021

https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/205145990-EdgeRouter-Dual-WAN-Load-Balance-Feature

https://community.ui.com/questions/Dual-WAN-Fail-Over-Load-Balancing-Wizard/cb82bdc2-c225-482f-a8c8-6a7caf957177


Category: Hardware 🠪 Edgerouter
Bandwidth Limit by IP
January 21, 2021

https://community.ui.com/questions/Per-IP-Bandwidth-Limit/b0e166f7-ba01-4db9-9fd5-05576728d4f3


Category: Windows 🠪 Remote Desktop
Remote Assistance/Desktop Solutions
January 25, 2021

Microsoft Remote Desktop

RemoteNG lets you manage multiple RDP/RDC connections easily
https://mremoteng.org/

Remote Desktop Plus
https://www.donkz.nl/

http://guacamole.apache.org/

VNC

Anydesk

TeamViewer


Category: Utilities 🠪 Backup
Restic - Free + Open Source
January 25, 2021

https://restic.net/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Drives
Imaging Tools
January 25, 2021

These tools let you clone/image your drive for free. These are useful when migrating from a Hard Drive HDD to Solid State Drive SSD.

Macrium Reflect Free
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

EaseUS Todo Backup
https://www.easeus.com/backup-software/tb-free.html


Category: Video 🠪 Editing
Lambda - Amplify changes in video
January 25, 2021

https://lambda.qrilab.com/site/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Virtualization
Proxmox
January 24, 2021

https://www.proxmox.com/en/proxmox-ve


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Weather
January 20, 2021

Wind Map:
https://www.windfinder.com/#7/43.9493/-112.5110

https://www.windy.com/-Clouds-clouds?clouds,43.878,-112.456,7

https://darksky.net/forecast/43.5662,-116.2227/us12/en

https://maps.darksky.net/@temperature,39.000,-95.000,4


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
COVID Links
January 25, 2021

Best song about Covid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5azNpTwVk8

https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

https://www.bing.com/covid

https://covid19.healthdata.org/global

https://bibbase.org/other/covid-19

https://aatishb.com/covidtrends/


Category: Websites 🠪 Testing
SSL/TLS Website Testing
January 21, 2021

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/

https://www.sslchecker.com/

https://pentest-tools.com/network-vulnerability-scanning/ssl-tls-scanner

Test Bad SSL/TLS Certs using badssl.com
https://badssl.com/

https://www.sslchecker.com/

DigiCert SSL Installation Diagnostics Tool
https://www.digicert.com/help/

https://www.wormly.com/test_ssl


Category: Windows 🠪 Software
File Synchronization Software
January 21, 2021

https://syncthing.net/downloads/

https://www.sync.com/

https://owncloud.com/

Dropbox

OneDrive

Google Drive


Category: Hardware 🠪 3D Printing
Terrain2STL
January 25, 2021

http://jthatch.com/Terrain2STL/


Category: Utilities 🠪 Fix Issues
TRON
January 21, 2021

https://www.reddit.com/r/TronScript/wiki/index

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/27/tron-is-a-mighty-tools-collection-for-windows/


Category: Websites 🠪 Testing
Security Headers
January 21, 2021

https://securityheaders.com/


Category: Websites 🠪 Testing
httpstatus.io
January 21, 2021

Easily check status codes, response headers, and redirect chains.

https://httpstatus.io/


Category: Websites 🠪 Testing
httpstat.us - Simulate HTTP codes for testing
January 22, 2021

https://httpstat.us/403
https://httpstat.us/404
https://httpstat.us/404

https://httpstat.us/


Category: Network 🠪 Testing
LanTopoLog
January 26, 2021

https://www.lantopolog.com/


Category: Windows 🠪 Startup
Password Reset
January 26, 2021

https://www.top-password.com/blog/reset-windows-10-password-with-sticky-keys/
Run Command Prompt from Recovery Media
copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
reboot
At login screen, hit SHIFT 5 times to open command prompt
net user user_name new_password

Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor
https://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
also available in Ultimate Boot CD
https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Earthquakes
January 20, 2021

USA
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?extent=21.61658,-130.16602&extent=52.02546,-59.85352

Big Island of Hawaii
https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hawaiian-volcano-observatory/earthquakes


Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Useful Registry hacks to optimize your Windows 10 experience
January 24, 2021

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/useful-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-windows-10-experience/
Includes:
Disabling Bing Search in Windows Search
Disabling the Windows 10 lockscreen
Add 'Open command window here' to the File Explorer context menu
Display seconds on the taskbar clock
Enable Verbose mode in Windows 10


Category: Hardware 🠪 3D Printing
Software
January 25, 2021
Simple 3D Modeling
https://www.tinkercad.com/

Advanced 3D Modeling
OpenSCAD https://www.openscad.org/cheatsheet/
Blender https://www.blender.org/

Slicing
Ultimaker Cura https://ultimaker.com/software/ultimaker-cura

Category: Windows 🠪 Startup
Create new Admin user
January 21, 2021

Create new Win10 user without password:
Boot from Win10 USB
Press Shift-F10
cd /d c:\windows\system32
copy utilman.exe utilman-.exe
copy cmd.exe utilman.exe
Reboot
Press Ease of Access button in bottom right
net user useradmin /add
net localgroup Administrators useradmin /add
Reboot and login to useradmin account.
From admin cmd window:
cd /d c:\windows\system32
copy utilman-.exe utilman.exe
Over-right the file.


Category: Scripts 🠪 Powershell
My Powershell scripts
January 24, 2021
This lists some powershell scripts I have created which may be of interest to others. To run a powershell script automatically using Task Scheduler, set the program to [ powershell.exe ] and the Add Arguments field to [ -File "PathToScript.ps1" ]. Link to more info on setting it.

FastPing - Ping multiple devices quickly - Use this to watch devices ping tim...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Scripts 🠪 Batch
Upload file via FTP
January 23, 2021

Put the FTP command script in a .txt file, then make a shortcut or batch file containing:
ftp.exe -s:C:\Temp\testftp.txt

Below is the script to put in a text file:
---------------------- Start ----------------------
open ftp.server.com
theusername
thepassword
binary
prompt
cd "ftp.server.com"
lcd "C:\Temp\Uploads"
put 1.mp3
bye
--------------------- End -----------------------


Category: Software 🠪 Other
FormFox not printing from Internet Explorer
January 21, 2021

FormFox opens a window which loads an Adobe Reader component. Windows 10 version 2004 broke it's ability to print from there.
https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader/problem-with-print-function-after-windows-10-update-2004/td-p/11165512?page=2
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-printing-breaks-due-to-microsoft-june-2020-updates/

Workarounds:
- Disable "Enable Protected Mode at startup" from Adobe Reader Preferences, Security Enhanced tab.
- Try using Chrome instead of ...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Hardware 🠪 Printers
Parts Information
January 20, 2021

Find parts list for most printers
https://printcopy.info/?l=en&mod=pc

Service Manuals - Not many printers - Has manuals for laptops and other electronics
https://www.eserviceinfo.com/browse.php

Buy printer parts
https://www.printertechs.com/shop/maintenance-kits



Category: Software 🠪 Other
Download Microsoft Software
January 23, 2021

Windows 10 ISO Download - Media Creation Tool
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Windows 7 Downloads:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7



Use Rufus to write an ISO to a USB drive
https://rufus.ie/


Use Imgburn to burn an ISO to a CD/DVD drive
https://www.imgburn.com/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Edgerouter
Port forwarding via Command Line
January 20, 2021

configure

edit service nat rule 1
set description HTTPS
set inside-address address 172.16.20.20
set inside-address port 443
set log disable
set protocol tcp
set type destination


set inbound-interface eth+
set destination address 0.0.0.0
set destination port 443
top

edit service nat rule 5001
set description Hairpin_MASQ
set destination address 172.16.20.0/24
set source address 172.16.20.0/24
set log disable
set outbound-interface eth3
set protocol tcp
set type masquerade
top

...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Hardware 🠪 Edgerouter
VPN - L2TP
January 20, 2021

This will setup a L2TP with preshared key of preshared123, username of username1 and password of password1

configure

set firewall name WAN_LOCAL rule 270 action accept
set firewall name WAN_LOCAL rule 270 description IKE
set firewall name WAN_LOCAL rule 270 destination port 500
set firewall name WAN_LOCAL rule 270 log disable
set firewall name WAN_LOCAL rule 270 protocol udp

set firewall name WAN_LOCAL rule 240 action accept
set firewall name WAN_LOCAL rule 240 description L2TP
set firewall n...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Hardware 🠪 Edgerouter
VPN - PPTP
January 20, 2021

This is old VPN technology, I don't recommend using this.


configure
set vpn pptp remote-access authentication mode local
set vpn pptp remote-access authentication local-users username username1 password laksdfjklsjkldf
set vpn pptp remote-access authentication local-users username username2 password abcdabcd
set vpn pptp remote-access client-ip-pool start 172.16.20.200
set vpn pptp remote-access client-ip-pool stop 172.16.20.210
set vpn pptp remote-access dns-servers server-1 4.2.2.2
commit
sav...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Hardware 🠪 Edgerouter
VPN - OpenVPN
January 20, 2021

This is the basic procedure to get OpenVPN server working on your Edgerouter.

## Install OpenVPN on Windows using file from this website. During install make sure you install the Easy RSA scripts
https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/


## Open Powershell/cmd.exe as Admin

cmd
cd "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\easy-rsa"
if not exist vars.bat init-config
notepad vars.bat
vars
clean-all

echo Modify the following files to make them last longer than 1 year (perhaps 10+ years)
notepad build-ca.bat...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Scifi Books
January 21, 2021

As a teenager, I read a LOT of books, especially Science Fiction. I no longer have time to read with my eyes, but I listen to audiobooks.

My favorite Scifi book series starts with Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton.
His solo book Fallen Dragon is also quite good.

Other notable authors:
Ryk Brown
The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda Book 1) by Richard Phillips


Category: Windows 🠪 Startup
Windows 10 won't boot, BCD error, blue screen on startup, etc
January 21, 2021

Run the following from a command prompt (run from Recovery or Win10 Install media)

bootrec /scanos
bootrec /rebuildbcd
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

If you get an Access Denied error, follow these instructions
https://remote.airinscomputers.com/notes/?item=13


Category: Scripts 🠪 Batch
Convert media file using ffmpeg
January 23, 2021

Put the following in a batch file. You will need to download ffmpeg and place it in some path.
https://ffmpeg.org/download.html


--------------- Start --------------
@echo off
set ffmpeg="C:\Tools\Utils\ffmpeg-win-2.2.2\ffmpeg.exe"
set infolder=C:\Temp\In-WAV
set outfolder=C:\Temp\Out-MP3
set infiletype=wav
set outfiletype=mp3

echo Starting!
echo Input folder: %infolder%
echo Output folder: %outfolder%
echo Input filetype: %infiletype%
echo Output filetype: %outfiletype%
echo.

cd...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Network 🠪 Testing
Speedtests
January 25, 2021

https://www.nperf.com/en/

DSL Reports Speedtest - Also gives quality estimate with latency and bufferbloat
http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest

Speedtest.net - Popular test showing up and down speeds
https://www.speedtest.net/

Speakeasy Speedtest
speedhttps://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

Netflix Fast - https://fast.com/

Google Fiber Speedtest - http://speedtest.googlefiber.net/


Other speed tests:
https://www.fusionconnect.com/speed-test-plus/
https://www.8x8.com/resources/voip-test?l...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Websites 🠪 Testing
Test Browsers and Plugins
January 21, 2021

Show information about your browser + IP Address
https://www.whatismybrowser.com/
https://whoer.net/
https://clienttest.ssllabs.com:8443/ssltest/viewMyClient.html
https://aruljohn.com/details.php
https://centralops.net/asp/co/BrowserMirror.vbs.asp

Show Privacy information
https://panopticlick.eff.org/
https://www.privacytools.io/
https://www.dnsleaktest.com/
https://ipleak.net/
https://www.iplocation.net/
https://aruljohn.com/details.php

Test Plugins
Adobe Flash
https://get.adobe.com/flas...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Websites 🠪 Testing
Domain WHOIS Testing
January 23, 2021

https://centralops.net/co/DomainDossier.aspx

https://centralops.net/co/

https://www.networksolutions.com/whois

https://lookup.icann.org/

https://www.dnsqueries.com/en/


Category: Network 🠪 Testing
Search for Open Ports
January 23, 2021

Shodan is used by blackhats and whitehats to quickly find open ports and other fingerprints of IP's and servers.
https://www.shodan.io/


Category: Network 🠪 Testing
IP Address Locators and detectors
January 25, 2021

Find your public IP address:
https://aruljohn.com/

https://ifconfig.me/

https://www.whatismyip.com/


Find out information about other IP addresses:

https://www.ultratools.com/tools/ipWhoisLookup

https://www.infobyip.com/


Category: Websites 🠪 Testing
Test if websites are working properly
January 21, 2021

https://downdetector.com/

https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

https://validator.w3.org/

https://www.browserling.com/

https://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx

Check if DNS for your site has replicated properly
https://www.whatsmydns.net/

https://urlscan.io/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Phone
Phone number/IMEI/MEID Lookup
January 23, 2021

IMEI Check, Free ESN Check
https://swappa.com/esn

Phone number lookup
https://www.area-codes.com/search.asp - Allows lookup of area code prefixes by city/state/zipcode
https://aruljohn.com/phonelookup.pl
https://www.carrierlookup.com/


http://www.checkesnfree.com/index.html
https://www.imei.info/


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Statstics
January 23, 2021

https://www.internetlivestats.com/

https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/


https://www.worldometers.info/


Category: Websites 🠪 HTML
Searching websites
January 23, 2021

Find old versions of websites @ Internet Archive Wayback machine
https://archive.org/web/


Category: Windows 🠪 Sercurity
Malware scanning
January 21, 2021

Online Virus Scan - Upload a file and have it scanned by many AV tools
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/

Download Offline 'Microsoft Safety Scanner'
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/intelligence/safety-scanner-download


Category: Servers 🠪 Databases
Reset lost MYSQL password
January 21, 2021

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16556497/mysql-how-to-reset-or-change-the-mysql-root-password


Category: Scripts 🠪 Batch
Tips
January 21, 2021

rem Set the date in the format "2020-10-24" to the variable %Today%
FOR %%A IN (%Date%) DO (
FOR /F "tokens=1-3 delims=/-" %%B in ("%%~A") DO (
SET Today=%%D-%%B-%%C
)
)
echo Date to use for filenames: '%Today%'


Category: Scripts 🠪 Batch
VSS - Volume Shadow Copies
January 26, 2021
Mount shadow volumes on disk images
https://forensicswiki.xyz/wiki/index.php?title=Mount_shadow_volumes_on_disk_images

diskpart
select vdisk file=C:\myimage.vhd
attach vdisk readonly

vssadmin list shadows
vssadmin list shadows /for=E:\
vssadmin list
mklink /D C:\shadow_volume_1 \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy7\


Configure VSS on Windows Server
https://helpcenter.itopia.com/en/articles/724296-configuring-volume-shadow-copies-vss-on-windows-server

Configure ...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
US Goverment/DOD/Military/CAC
January 23, 2021

Tips for how to use your CAC on personal devices:
https://www.militarycac.com/index.htm


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Bookmarklets
January 21, 2021
Bookmarklets are simple little bookmarks, which you click and they do some action on the current webpage you have loaded. You need to create a new bookmark, and copy and paste the code into it. Then just click on the bookmark while you are on a website to use it.

Remove Paywall from websites, also induce an archive of the webpage if it hasn't been saved on https://archive.today
javascript:void(open('http://archive.today/?run=1&url='+encodeURIComponent(document.location)));...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Network 🠪 Data
DDNS - Dynamic DNS Providers
January 26, 2021

https://www.duckdns.org/

https://freedns.afraid.org/

https://account.dyn.com/


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Steve's best of the best
January 23, 2021

https://forums.grc.com/threads/my-favorite-utilities-gadgets-services.163/


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Meeting & Videochat/Videoconference Solutions
January 23, 2021

Jitsi
https://meet.jit.si/

Google Meet
https://meet.google.com/

Microsoft Skype

Microsoft Teams

Zoom
https://www.zoom.us/


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Maps - Satellite & Terrain
January 23, 2021
Current Satellite Map
https://zoom.earth/

Bing Maps
https://www.bing.com/maps

Google Maps
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.4969943,-116.3690901,103794m/data=!3m1!1e3

Google Maps Location History - Show where Google has recorded you!
https://www.google.com/maps/timeline?authuser=0&pb

NASA Worldview
https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/

OpenStreetMap
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=5/38.007/-95.844

Land Owne...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Link Shorteners
January 25, 2021

Grabify - Create a short url that also grabs information from the recipient, such as IP address
https://grabify.link/

Tinyurl
https://tinyurl.com/

Bitly
https://bitly.com/


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Airfare/Flight Searching
January 26, 2021

Deal searching
http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

https://www.google.com/travel/flights

https://www.expedia.com/

https://www.kayak.com/


Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Adjust Screen Brightness
January 22, 2021

ScreenBright - Adjust brightness/contrast/tint/luminance
https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/25/how-to-change-the-display-brightness-if-windows-10-does-not-let-you/


Keywords: Display,monitor,laptop


Category: Windows 🠪 Startup
Dell Computer Setup Bitlocker without notification
January 23, 2021

https://www.wintips.org/fix-dell-laptop-needs-the-bitlocker-recovery-key/
Try enabling UEFI/Secure Boot, PTT in BIOS.


Category: Servers 🠪 Website
SSL/TLS Certificates
January 21, 2021

Cheap SSL/TLS Certificates @ cheapsslsecurity.com
https://cheapsslsecurity.com/sslbrands/comodo.html

Free SSL @ Let's Encrypt
https://letsencrypt.org/


Category: Windows 🠪 Software
Benchmark + Stress Testing + Identification Software
January 23, 2021

CPU:
https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005567/processors.html


Benchmark/Test - Hard Drive/SSD:
https://crystalmark.info/en/
https://hddscan.com/
https://www.hdsentinel.com/download.php
https://h2testw.en.lo4d.com/windows
https://chipgenius.en.lo4d.com/windows


Memory:
Memtest86+ ( Boot from UBCD )
Windows Memory Diagnostic


Video/Graphics:
https://geeks3d.com/furmark/


Category: Websites 🠪 HTML
Javascript Resources
January 21, 2021

https://eloquentjavascript.net/


Category: Email 🠪 Testing
Email Analyzer
January 23, 2021

Analyze Email Headers
https://mxtoolbox.com/EmailHeaders.aspx


Category: Software 🠪 Other
File/Folder Comparison / Differencing / Highlighting
January 21, 2021

Winmerge - Free and Open Source
https://winmerge.org/


Category: Servers 🠪 Website
Microsoft IIS
January 21, 2021

IIS Crypto is a free tool that gives administrators the ability to enable or disable protocols, ciphers, hashes and key exchange algorithms on Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019. It also lets you reorder SSL/TLS cipher suites offered by IIS, change advanced settings, implement Best Practices with a single click, create custom templates and test your website.
https://www.nartac.com/Products/IISCrypto


Category: Windows 🠪 Startup
Windows 8 won't boot, BCD error
January 23, 2021

https://superuser.com/questions/675378/windows-8-wont-boot-bcd-error


Likely also applies to Windows 10


Category: Servers 🠪 Misc
Console Cables
January 21, 2021

https://supportcommunity.adtran.com/t5/TSU-TDU-ESU-HSU-Series/Connecting-a-PC-Terminal-Console-to-the-RJ-45-Control-In-Chain/ta-p/24973


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Picture Search/Validation
January 23, 2021

Google Image Search
https://images.google.com/

Foto Forensics - Upload a picture and look for modifications to see if it was altered
http://fotoforensics.com/


Keywords: Photo, picture, image, analyze, analysis, EXIF, metadata


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Windows 10 forgets passwords - October 2010
January 21, 2021

The symptoms of this are that Windows forgets and re-asks for passwords frequently. This seems to happen in multiple applications, including Outlook, Chrome, Outlook.com.

1: Start an elevated Windows PowerShell prompt.

2: Run the command:
Get-ScheduledTask | foreach { If (([xml](Export-ScheduledTask -TaskName $_.TaskName -TaskPath $_.TaskPath)).GetElementsByTagName("LogonType").'#text' -eq "S4U") { $_.TaskName } }

3: Note tasks listed by the command.

4: Open the Windows Task Scheduler.

5: L...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Hardware 🠪 Printers
HP Envy printer complains about "Tray out of paper", which refers to Photo Tray
January 21, 2021

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printing-Errors-or-Lights-Stuck-Print-Jobs/Windows-messages-photo-tray-out-of-paper-Not-trying-to-use/td-p/6502549

Fix that I found was to remove HP Smart App, and printer, reinstall printer. It then prints without this error.


Category: Video 🠪 Editing
Free Video Editing Software
January 23, 2021

Blender - Free Open Source Video/Animation/Effect/3D Program
https://www.blender.org/

Hitfilm Express - Free version of Hitfilm Pro - Lots of special effects
https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express


Windows 10 Photos App - Video Projects
Included with Windows 10


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Default printer keeps resetting after reboot
January 21, 2021

Disable "Let Windows manage your default printer" if it is enabled.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/default-printer-keeps-changing-in-windows-10/0e550c8f-e1f1-40a5-bcab-7f26f27c529d?auth=1

Workaround: You can set a batch file to run on login to change the default printer:
RUNDLL32.exe PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /y /n "HP Officejet Pro 8500"


Category: Windows 🠪 Issues
Enhanced Copy and Paste
January 21, 2021

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/improved-copy-and-paste-of-urls-in-microsoft-edge-d3bd3956-603a-0033-1fbc-9588a30645b4

Copying a link from Edge will use the enhanced clipboard. To paste just the link, use CTRL-SHIFT-V.
When pasting, CTRL-V will paste using


Keywords: Chrome, Edge, Copy, Paste, Clipboard, Title, Subject, URL, Wrong


Category: Websites 🠪 HTML
Save webpage to local file
January 26, 2021

Save webpage to PDF or image
https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf
https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/09/wkhtmltopdf-is-an-open-source-command-line-tool-that-can-save-web-pages-as-a-pdf-or-an-image/



Category: Websites 🠪 HTML
Captcha
January 23, 2021

https://www.hcaptcha.com/labeling

https://www.google.com/recaptcha/about/


Keywords: SPAM, Robot, Human, Recaptcha


Category: Email 🠪 Servers
Online Email Services
January 22, 2021
Free:
ProtonMail - 500MB Free, limited app support without Paid version. Great encryption + Security
https://protonmail.com/

Google Gmail - 15GB free, great app support, limited privacy
https://mail.google.com/

Hotmail / Outlook.com

Yahoo Mail


Paid:
ProtonMail - 4 Euros per month for realistic features
https://protonmail.com/

Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Adblockers / Popupblockers
January 23, 2021

The best Adblocker I have found is uBlock Origin. It works in Chrome and Firefox, links are below. This also helps protect you against malware, as malicious ads are a common way that malware gets into a computer.
Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en
Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

How to use it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ-1YMSDmAM


Advanced topics:
Block Google/Youtube signin prompts
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Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Change Windows 10 Settings for better Privacy
January 26, 2021

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/14/windows-10-debloat-tool-gui-improves-the-windows-10-tweakers-usability/
https://benchtweakgaming.com/2020/11/12/windows-10-debloat-tool/


Keywords: Windows 10, Win10, Privacy, Debloat, de bloat, configure, adjust


Category: Links 🠪 Interesting
Package Tracking
January 23, 2021

This site lets you track packages from most shipping services, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, and over 200 more.
https://t.17track.net/en



Category: Scripts 🠪 Powershell
Performance and Tips
January 23, 2021

Performance comparison of ArrayList, Generic List, hashtable, ordered dictionary, hashset, and stack.
https://www.norlunn.net/2019/10/17/powershell-performance-tips/


Category: Scripts 🠪 Powershell
Powershell Script Assistance
January 23, 2021

GUI Builder
https://poshgui.com/Editor


Category: Scripts 🠪 Powershell
Debugging
January 23, 2021

Debug another powershell process. I recommend using this in PSISE.
$ProcessList = Get-Process powershell
Enter-PSHostProcess -Process $ProcessList[correctindex]
Get-Runspace
Debug-Runspace -Id [RunspaceIndex]


Category: Hardware 🠪 Drives
Perform TRIM on Windows 10 SSD
January 23, 2021

Run this from an elevated Powershell window:
Optimize-Volume -DriveLetter C -retrim -verbose


Category: Hardware 🠪 Drives
Drive Utilties
January 23, 2021

Perform a quick benchmark of a hard drive using ReadSpeed
https://www.grc.com/readspeed.htm

If a SSD has slow performance on one section compared to another, run Spinrite level 2/3 on it. Same for a hard drive with abnormally slow performance.

Fix drive errors with corruption and slow performance (not for hardware defects)
Spinrite from www.grc.com

After running Spinrite on level 3 or higher on a SSD, use the following Windows 10 command to force a recalculation of TRIM:
Optimize-Volume -DriveLe...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Scripts 🠪 Powershell
Misc Snippets
January 23, 2021

### Text to Speech
$Path = "$env:temp\file.wav"
Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Speech
$synthesizer = New-Object -TypeName System.Speech.Synthesis.SpeechSynthesizer
$synthesizer.SetOutputToWaveFile($Path)
$synthesizer.Speak('This is a recording.')
$synthesizer.Speak('Adding more to it')
$synthesizer.SetOutputToDefaultAudioDevice()
# Play back the recorded file
Invoke-Item $Path


Category: Windows 🠪 Startup
Chkdsk c: /f
January 23, 2021

Chkdsk c: /f
After running a chkdsk of the C: drive, Windows will reboot and run the scan. It will then reboot back into windows. To check the results, open Event Viewer, Application Log, and look for the Source to be Wininit.
https://askleo.com/how_do_i_see_the_results_of_a_chkdsk_that_ran_on_boot/


Category: Hardware 🠪 Apple
Startup Shortcut Keys
January 25, 2021
For all of the below keys, hold them as you power the computer on.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255 ...<Too long, click to read the rest>
Keys Action/Result
Option Pick your startup device
D Run Diagnostics on hardware from local machine
Option-D Run Diagnostics on hardware, downloaded from internet

Category: Hardware 🠪 Phone
Cell Phone Service
January 23, 2021

Best deals:
Visible.com - Unlimited Verizon service for $25 per month, best deal for lots of usage. This is with a group discount, but you can find random groups online to join. Each person pays their own bill, and the other users in your group can't see your full phone number so it is safe to use with strangers.

PagePlusCellular.com - Cheap cellular service for more limited usage.


Category: Hardware 🠪 Printers
Brother Printer Software
January 23, 2021

Control Center 4 shortcut:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCenter4\BrCcBoot.exe" /model="MFC-9130CW LAN"

If Control Center 4 doesn't connect:
- Remove printer from Devices + Printers
- Remove all Brother software from Programs + Features
- Use print driver installer, extracted folders, MSI, uninstall each .msi in the folder (15 or so)
- Remove Brother folder from 'C:\Program Files', 'C:\Program Files (x86)', and 'C:\ProgramData' folders.
- In Regedit, remove these:
- - - 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\S...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Games
January 26, 2021

Minecraft - cheap location to buy a key ($6.20 as of 1/22/2021):
https://www.instant-gaming.com/fr/5657-acheter-jeu-microsoft-store-minecraft-windows-10-edition/





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