Author Archives: reverend

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 »

2006 Volvo V70 2.5t mileage figures

By | February 10, 2017

  Fuel Log/Expense 2006 Volvo V70 2.5t Date Range: 1/1/2016 to 1/1/2017 File: 06Volvo.db Printed 01/16/2017 @ 3:27pm Date Odometer Fillup Fuel Pumped & Type Cost/Gallon Cost MPG 1/2/2016 134,947 Yes 12.809 gals. Premium Unleaded 2.069 26.50 25.529 1/11/2016 135,325 Yes 14.789 gals. Premium Unleaded 2.029 30.01 25.560 1/23/2016 135,712 Yes 15.950 gals. Premium Unleaded… Read More »