Saturday, November 28, 2020

Chrome Extension to embed Amazon price history

I've used the site camelcamelcamel for some to check Amazon price history. Today; however, I came across a chrome plugin called  Keepa that display the price history right below the main product listing so you can quickly check the price history. This instapot for example was actually $10 cheaper from Amazon direct at the start of this month than on their current black friday deal.


Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Forget your WiFi password? Here's a trick to reveal it in Windows 10

Forget your WiFi password? Here's a trick to reveal it in Windows 10 from a command prompt or powershell run as administrator. To quickly start an admin power shell press the Windows Key and X together then when you see a popup menu in the corner of your screen press A (Win+X -> A). Once at an admin command prompt or power shell enter the following command replacing ReplaceWithYourWifiName  with your SSID.

netsh wlan show profile ReplaceWithYourWifiName key=clear 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

CyberPanel Force HTTPS / TLS / SSL

 If you have a CyberPanel website setup and want to force access via https go to the rewrite rules for the desired site and select from the select template dropdown Force HTTP->HTTPS...

This should add an entry to your rewrite rules that will force HTTPS

Friday, September 04, 2020

Rule of the thumb for headphone impedance

Headphone output impedance should be about  or less of the headphone impedance for transparent listening.

For example for a 160 ohm headphone would be ideally connected to a 20 ohm or lower impedance headphone output.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Momentary Black Screen On NVIDIA GPU Fix

Recently I started having an issue where when starting video playback or maximizing or resizing a window playing a video on a 4K TV it would go black for a few moments (2-3 seconds) and then resume what it was doing. This TV has been used as a monitor for several years without issue up until recently. After attempting various fixes from rolling back drivers to disabling hardware acceleration I finally stumbled across a setting in the NVIDIA control panel that dynamically changes the content type reported to the display by default. By setting this to a static value, either Desktop programs or Full-screen video, the problem went away immediately. It appears that the problem was introduced by an update to the TV causing it to change image processing based on this value and temporarily render a black screen while the change was in action.