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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

How To: Setup Raspberry Pi with PiVPN, WireGuard and NoIP.com

Important I am not affiliated with any of the products and companies listed in this review, and this is my personal experience. I also can't provide you with technical support if you get stuck. If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! Background The Raspberry Pi is a great sub-US$100 device that offers great value for hobby projects and educational purposes. In this review, I'll share my experience and instructions for setting up a Raspberry Pi with PiVPN using NoIP.com, a free Dynamic DNS service. If you need a ...
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Tip: List of Public DNS Servers

Important I am not affiliated with any of the companies or DNS providers listed. This information is shared "as is". If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! This is yet another list of Public DNS Servers. I know there are more than enough guides out there but decided to publish this one because I feel there's some useful advice that I can share. Public DNS Speedtest There are several factors that determine DNS speed, some of which are out of your control. If you want to benchmark DNS ...
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Works! Fix Chrome is Managed by your Organization (in 3 steps!)

Important I am not affiliated with Google or Chrome and this is my personal experience. This requires some basic technical capabilities and being comfortable using regedit. If you are not comfortable doing this, do not proceed as I don't provide technical support, accept liability, or a warranty.  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! Personally, I no longer use Google Chrome but it's the only option in my office. But back when I did ...
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Works! How to Setup Dynamic DNS and Port Forwarding on Verizon G3100 (Tested! Works)

Coming Soon! I'm writing up the draft at the moment. There are a lot of steps. Overview This is tested and works! This is how to setup a Dynamic DNS and do Port Forwarding on the Verizon G3100 using NoIp.com also known as No-Ip.com. This is particularly useful if you have home security cameras, alarm systems, web server, or some other device you want to access remotely. The overview of the steps are as follows: Create an account on NoIP.com. You can use the free version of NoIp, but it's worth paying the $25 a year if you need it ...
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Works! How To Import Chrome Extensions into Microsoft Edge (5 Easy Steps!)

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. I don't work for and I am not affiliated with Microsoft (or Google).  If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! This review was last updated: May 2020 Overview I was an early beta tester of Microsoft Edge Chromium edition. This is because I am one of the few people who uses Windows 10 on ARM-based laptop, a ...
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Review: Verizon E3200 Mesh WiFi Extender (2021).

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 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 the setup.  I am not affiliated with Verizon and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Verizon and bought the E3200 outright myself.  If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps ...
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Works! Customize Mouse Buttons and Scroll Wheel on an iPad (Logitech i345 Review)

Important I am not affiliated with Apple or Logitech and this is my personal experience. I am not paid for this review.  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 page has the following sections, you can quickly jump to what you're interested in: Using a mouse with the iPad Pro Logitech Pebble i345 Review with iPad Pro Customizing Mousebuttons on the iPad in iOS Customizing the Scroll Wheel on the iPad in iOS Quickly Turn Off Assistive ...
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Works! Verizon G3100 How to change the gateway DNS Server

Disclaimer. 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 and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you!  I have owned the Verizon G3100 almost since it came out. You can read my user review of the Verizon G3100 if you want to better understand my experience. I have also posted a guide on how to set a Static IP address on the Verizon G3100 here. Background Changing the DNS Gateway ...
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