Google and Facebook tracks you

Software like Brave and browser-based privacy plugins that block ads and trackers are wonderful – but protection is limited to your web browsing activity. Trackers and beacons exist beyond your browsing habits. Apps on your smartphone and tablet are designed to connect persistently over HTTP and HTTPS with servers to collect analytics data. These data …

installing FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE on a Toshiba Satellite 325CDS

The Toshiba Satellite 325CDS was sold back in 1996. It sports a 233Mhz Pentium processor, PCMCIA bay (2-slots), 3.5 floppy disk drive and a CD-ROM drive that doesn’t support DVDs. I was fortunate to acquire a well kept unit for about $25 – it had Windows 2000 installed on the primary 2.5″ IDE harddrive. Via …

updating an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) to mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6

There is no direct software upgrade path to mac OS High Sierra (10.13.x) for an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011). Besides that, major updates usually have BOOT ROM / SMC action involved. Can’t miss those! 🙂 Internet Recovery managed to grab OSX Lion (10.7), updated to the latest then my backup copy of Mountain Lion (10.8) …