Update WordPress manually on a Synology NAS

By | February 22, 2020

Synology is often a little slow in updating their plugins, and WordPress is one of them.Fortunately it’s very simple to manually update to the latest version WordPress on your Synology NAS. Download the latest version of WordPress & unzip to a folder Delete the wp-content folder from the new installation folder Move all files and… Read More »

Look for these things before buying that fix-and-flip house

By | March 11, 2019

In a discussion about fix & flip houses, a redditor gave us this great list of things to look for & consider  before buying.   Site – – Does the ground around the house slope consistently away? – If there are underground drains, where are they going? – Are there any trees at the foundation? – Is there adequate… Read More »

Pi-Hole installation, step-by-step.

By | February 20, 2019

This will become your DNS and will sinkhole any nefarious/ad requests on your network, so cell phones, tablets & computers will all be far less inconvenienced by ads and crap. You’ll need a 2 GB SD card and your trusty leftover Raspberry Pi. Download the Raspbian Lite image.  This goes on the 2GB SD card.… Read More »

A PowerShell script to update the Windows 7 and Windows 10 lock screen image.

By | October 12, 2018

This was the mission at work, and the hardest part is that I don’t know PowerShell, but I had two things going for me. 1, Windows 7 keeps the lock screen image in C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds (C:\Windows\sysnative\oobe\info\backgrounds for x32). As long as it’s called “backgroundDefault.jpg” and is 256kb or smaller, Win7 is happy. 2, The policy for… Read More »

Trading options on Netflix stock

By | November 30, 2017

Conclusion at the bottom. I’ve been curious and interested in trading options for a while, but always found it more complicated than my “buy and hold” strategy allows for. With yesterday’s drop in share price, Netflix would allow for an interesting options trade. Netflix was almost at $200 and dropped to $185, a $15 drop… Read More »