Dymo Rhino 5200 and 4200 Review – The Ultimate Cable Labelers

If you spend any significant amount of time managing cabling in the IT, audio, video, or lighting worlds, then you may have already met the Dymo Rhino 5200. If not, allow me to introduce you. The Rhino 5200 lives in my tool bag and is rarely far from my reach. While it’s not cheap at […]

How to Opt-Out of PreScreened Credit and Loan Junk Mail in 5 Minutes

Consumer credit reporting agencies are selling our consumer credit info to marketers, which leads to daily piles of prescreened credit card and loan offers arriving in our mailboxes. Any business that requests a consumer report from a consumer reporting agency (CRA), like Equifax or Experian, must have a permissible purpose to do so. When a […]

UniFi Protect G3 Instant Camera Review

The UniFi Protect G3 Instant Camera has been hard to catch in-stock on Ubiquiti’s website lately; however, they seem to be getting a little easier to grab. I managed to get one the other day after checking the Ubiquiti subreddit and finding a 5-hour-old post about their availability. Unfortunately, the stock is still limited at […]

Using an HP Z420 as a 20TB Plex Server

On a budget, I believe there is no better bang-for-buck Plex server than loading up an old HP Z-series workstation with a solid Xeon CPU and six internal hard drives. My journey with Plex started on a humble iMac with an external USB 3.0 hard drive back around 2014 or so. That turned into a […]

Guest Access: Using Microsoft Teams with People Outside of Your Company

In the new age of remote work by default, it’s amazing how much work can actually get done from home when work has to get done from home. With a laptop and an Internet connection, we’ve found a way to collaborate with our staff and connect with our communities. And, finally, I’ve seen staff using […]

CIPP/US Exam Strategy, Study Materials, Thoughts, and Tips

The IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Professional is the current industry go-to for privacy practitioner certifications. There are several flavors based on jurisdictions – CIPP/E (for Europe), CIPP/US (for US), etc. CIPP/US was the first certification that I obtained from the IAPP. The exam was harder than I thought it would be but I still managed […]

Following Uber/Postmates’ Failed Injunction Attempt in ‘Gig Worker’ Suit, New Class Action ‘Crossley v. California’ is Filed

After a judge rejected injunctive relief to Uber and Postmates in their challenge to AB5, the California gig worker law, a new round of plaintiffs have filed an exhaustive Constitutional challenge to the law in federal court.

Replacing the Noisy Fans Inside the Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K

I’ve been running the Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K for about 18 months now. It’s been a great unit; however, it has always been a little noisy. And lately, one (or maybe more) of the fans inside appears to have developed a failing bearing and the noise has been far too loud […]