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August 2020

Recycling Computers

Before you recycle your computer, you should remove the private data from it. But how is this done? I cover both SSD and HDD drives and wiping it entirely, or just your data so it can be given to someone with the OS and some software intact.

DuckDuckGo Bangs!

DuckDuckGo bangs are shortcuts to search within specific sites. Here are some popular ones and how to use them.

For Fun

A six minute tour of the universe created by the American Museum of Natural History

Cliqz died

Cliqz was one of my favorite browsers. They came with ad and tracker blocking built-in and were excellent on privacy. Based on the Mozilla Firefox engine. Sadly, they were unable to monetize their technology sufficiently and are closing their business. I am concerned that their browser will not continue to get the latest security updates from Firefox, so recommend people abandon it.

Old time radio player

Travel back in time and listen to great radio mysteries, dramas and comedies from yesteryear. Over 15,000 episodes from more than 130 shows are available, all free of charge.

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