Kodi 18 – goodbye algorithmdirtyregions, hello smartredraw

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You might want to skip tweaking the Kodi 18 advancedsettings.xml with   and  with values guided by even weirder descriptions you found somewhere on the interwebs. Kodi 18 has a new feature called  and it should become the successor of the dirty regions tweak. At the moment (18.3 RC) it's still called an experimental feature but … Continue reading Kodi 18 – goodbye algorithmdirtyregions, hello smartredraw

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Disable Edge Prelaunch and Tab Preloading

Windows 1903 brings some nice features to the PC but not all of them are great. Back in December, Microsoft announced their intention to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers, and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers. … Continue reading Disable Edge Prelaunch and Tab Preloading

OpenVPN installation on a Linux Server

A quick post on how to install and use the OpenVPN package on a Debian / Ubuntu based server. A year ago I got a subscription from Private Internet Access for a VPN solution after a certain bill passed the parlement in my country. While PIA provides 5 concurrent sessions, soon to be 10, I … Continue reading OpenVPN installation on a Linux Server

Tomato Firmware with AES-128-GCM VPN

AES-GCM is a more secure cipher than AES-CBC, because AES-CBC, operates by XOR'ing (eXclusive OR) each block with the previous block and cannot be written in parallel. Tech Talk - The Galois/Counter mode (GCM) of operation (AES-128-GCM) operates quite differently from AES-128-CBC. As the name suggests, GCM combines Galois field multiplication with the counter mode of … Continue reading Tomato Firmware with AES-128-GCM VPN

Intel Processor Numbers – Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device

Every computer or laptop needs a processor. Which one are you going to buy? Are you going for AMD or Intel? Are you going to use discrete graphics or rely on the integrated graphics? Do you want an unlocked one for overclocking or are you playing it safe at the manufacturers assigned speed? Whats the … Continue reading Intel Processor Numbers – Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device

Updating .NET on Windows Server 2016 Core – How hard can it be?

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The reason for this post is a release note of an app i'm using on a virtual machine. In the release notes the orange header stated "Please install the .NET 4.7 framework or later".  I can do that, easily! was my first thought.... it turned out to be not that easy. Microsoft ships some dotNET version … Continue reading Updating .NET on Windows Server 2016 Core – How hard can it be?

Kodi Preparing for v18 – CleanLibrary

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It won't be long before the new Kodi v18 (codename Leia) will be released. A little bit of housekeeping won't harm most databases before we upgrade it. Kodi has a builtin function called CleanLibrary. This function will perform a number of 'cleanup' tasks on your video or music database. It can be run if you have … Continue reading Kodi Preparing for v18 – CleanLibrary

Ash vs Evil Dead – From the STARZ network without bad aftertaste

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Well not literally because some episodes may have been extreme gory but always with a wink at the audience and surrounded with comedy. The final episode of 'Ash vs Evil Dead' has aired last week. The show is being canceled by STARZ and that's a real shame. The viewer count of the show has steadily … Continue reading Ash vs Evil Dead – From the STARZ network without bad aftertaste