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Joshua Lowcock sometimes blogs on non-work-related topics, most of which are posted below. For the more technically-skewed posts, you can find a list of those here. Separate from the blog, there is also a list of handy websites, lifehacks, and other useful tips here.

Joshua also publishes a weekly email, called Last Week in Digital Media. The newsletter summarizes the latest news in digital media, marketing, and technology of the week. The email newsletter has been published for over several years and is available as both a (limited) free or paid subscription.

Recent Blog Posts

Lifehack: DOSH Offer Code 2021 – April/May ($5 Bonus Works!)

DOSH is a US-based cashback service that works by linking your credit card to the app. It's easy to work. Jumping straight to the offer code, use JOSHUAL270 to get a $5 sign up DOSH bonus. This code works as of April/May 2021. That's right, the DOSH referral code JOSHUAL270 will get you a $5 bonus. This works! You will need to link a card and verify your email address to get the DOSH bonus. So link your card and verify your email. From time to time DOSH also will increase the bonus to $20 in total if you also ...
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Recipe: Pressure Cooker Traditional Sunday Roast Pork works with InstaPot – Foodi – CrockPot

A traditional Sunday Roast Pork was an Australian tradition when I was growing up. Thanks to the wonders of pressure cooking, with an InstaPot, Food, or any other Pressure Cooker (personally, I use the CrockPot Express Oval), it's easy to cook about a 3lb Pork Roast in an hour. Ingredients Pork Roast, at least 3lb Salt (I recommend using this Bourbon Salt) Ground Pepper ~2 teaspoons Olive Oil 1 Cup of Apple Juice For sides, you can either cook mashed potatoes or roast vegetables separately in your oven. I like to serve the pork with roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes ...
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Guide: Dell Laptop Active Pen PN771M Replacement

First, the bad news. I'll get straight to the point. Dell, currently (as of April/May 2021), does not sell replacement Dell Active Pen PN771M. Sorry. It's disappointing and frustrating, as my Dell Active Pen 771M had a manufacturing issue or design and the button just popped out. See the photos below. There doesn't seem to be any way to repair the pen.  This 771M Pen is designed for the Dell Inspiron 13" 7000 2 in 1. This laptop has a little slot for the pen, so if the pen is lost or broken, you're going to be reminded of it ...
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Works! Disable Google Sign In Pop Up Notification (2 steps)

Important I am not affiliated with Google and Chrome. I am not paid by any of the companies or products referenced. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad free. Thank you! If you use a Chrome-based browser, whether it's Google Chrome, Edge Chromium, Brave, or others you may experience an annoying pop up Google Sign In Pop Up window asking if you want to login with your Google account. This is called Google Sign In One Tap and looks something ...
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Works! How to block FLoC on your WordPress site (5 Steps)

Important I am not affiliated with Google, Chrome, FLoC, Github, WordPress, the HTTP Header plugin and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by any of the companies or products referenced. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad (and FLoC) free. Thank you! FLoC of Federated Learning of Cohorts is the way Google, specifically Chrome, intends to replace 3rd party cookies. I'm making the wild assumption that if you're reading this, you know enough already and want ...
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Review: Verizon G3100 Review WiFi 6 Mesh Router (2021)

Important I am not affiliated with Verizon and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Verizon and bought the G3100 outright myself. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! This review was last updated: April/May 2021 VERIZON G3100 REVIEW This review of the Verizon G3100 may update as my experience changes (or they update the firmware). This Verizon G3100 user review is organized by: Background Overview Unboxing Hardware Overview Verizon G3100 Speedtest (basic) Verizon G3100 Speedtest ...
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Review: Logitech Harmony Alternative Sofabaton U1

Important I am not affiliated with Logitech or Sofabaton and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by either and bought the SofaBaton outright myself. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! Logitech Discontinues the Logitech Harmony On April 9th, 2021 Logitech announced they were discontinuing the Logitech Harmony Remote Controls. The official announcement is here, with Logitech promising to continue to support the software but, given the way these things play out, I'm not holding ...
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Guide: How to Delete Your Site from the Internet Archive (Wayback Machine / Archive.org)

Disclaimer. I am not affiliated with the Internet Archive, Brave and this is my personal experience. I do not provide any support or assistant for removing your site or page. I also cannot remove your site. This page does not have any ads, so I’m not making money by sharing this with you. If you found this helpful and want to say thanks why not buy me a coffee or buy my book on Amazon. Thanks! Background If you're in a hurry, scroll down to the 5 Easy Steps to Remove your Website from Archive.org I was surprised when the Brave ...
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