Don’t browse the internet without these ad blockers for Chrome – gHacks Tech News

I personally don’t use Chrome because Google and their snooping is getting ridiculous these days… Vivaldi, Edge, & Opera are good Chromium based alternative browsers

Best Ad Blockers for Chrome

Ads are one of the biggest annoyances that you will come across while surfing the internet. Websites place ad banners, and when visitors view the ads or interact with them, it earns the site revenue.  Nearly every website has ads, even big ones like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, etc.  Why? Because it costs money to operate website.

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How to Run a Safety Check on Google Chrome

Google Chrome security
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This is a good idea to do from time to time…

We’re used to running antivirus scans on our computers, but that doesn’t cover your online safety. For that, Google Chrome offers a tool that lets you perform a similar checkup to secure your web browsing. Here’s how to run a safety check on Chrome.

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Multi Room Home audio system using MPD and RTP

This is what I did today… using the easy version at the bottom lol

Home audio system using MPD and RTP

This little document describes the setup I use at home for listening to music. It’s a fairly over-the-top home-grown solution, there are far easier methods out there.

With this setup the music plays simultaneously in all rooms that have an audio system and I can control the playback and playlist from any computer in the household.

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How to share a keyboard and mouse across computers

Synergy is a popular app that lets you share a keyboard and mouse across multiple computers. It’s paid but the price tag is likely worth it for most people considering what the app does. That said, if you want a simple and free way to share a keyboard and mouse across computers, give Barriers a try. Continue reading

Jellyfin is an open source alternative for Plex, and here’s how to setup a server on Windows

I may check this out myself because Emby & Plex were OK but I like options…

When you install a media server program on your computer, it becomes your host server. You can connect to it from your phone and stream the media that’s stored on your computer’s hard drive. Think of it like YouTube or Spotify, but your computer is the server and the content that is available is based on the media files on the computer. Continue reading