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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

Works! How to exclude your WordPress site from FLoC (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: 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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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: March/April 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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Works! How To Update the firmware on the Verizon G3100

Disclaimer I am providing this information and instructions "as is". There is no warranty or support from me, I'm sharing this because I thought it may be helpful to others. If you break your G3100, E3200, or anything else in the process you're on your own. If you're concerned about this, I would recommend getting Verizon to help you with a firmware upgrade. I am not affiliated with Verizon and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Verizon and bought the G3100 outright myself.  Upgrading the Verizon G3100 Firmware Facts first - there's no official way to ...
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Simple and Easy Banana Bread Recipe

A slice of toasted banana bread with butter with a cup of coffee is almost an Australian tradition. Australian's do love bananas, there's even a big banana. The following is an easy banana bread recipe that is virtually fool-proof. I've adjusted this for US gas ovens, given New York is home. This recipe makes one loaf of banana bread. If you're after a banana bread baking pan, I use this one which you can pick up from Amazon for under US$15. The thing I like about this recipe is that excluding vanilla essence, you probably have most of these banana ...
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Works! How To Paste website address links (URLs) as Plain Text in Windows 10

Important I am not a Microsoft employee or affiliated with them, and this is my personal experience. This is super easy but I don’t provide technical support. 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! Microsoft made a change to Microsoft Edge (Chromium) so that when you paste website address links from Edge to other programs instead of pasting the full website URL as plain text it pastes it as a hyperlink with the title of the website ...
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Recipe: Classic Australian Rack of Lamb

If you're from Australia or New Zealand, you probably love a classic rack of lamb. Here's a simple recipe from my Mum (thanks Mum) that works in US gas ovens. Cooking Time ~ 90mins I recommend letting the rack of lamb get to room temperature first to get the best result. Pre-Heat Oven to 425 F (~220C) Diamond-Cut / Score the Lamb. Season with Olive Oil Season with Coarse Salt and optionally coarsely chopped mint. Stand up lamb, interlocking the bones on an oven tray with a raised rack. Reduce oven temperature to 400F (~200C) and put Lamb in oven ...
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