Jim Becher

NFT Craziness – What is an NFT


The Crypto world has changed a lot in the last few years. One new and upcoming topic is NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens). In the last few weeks, we have seen a significant increase in the volume of NFT purchases.  If you follow cryptocurrency you have probably heard about NFT’s in the news.  I’d like to take a few minutes to share some …

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Amazfit Bip S

Amazafit Bip S

I have been extremely happy with my Xiaomi Amazfit Bip smartwatch.   It has been over 2 years since I discovered and purchased this inexpensive smartwatch.    The key item that caused me to purchase this watch was the 30-day battery.   However, I have determined that what I love the most is the alarm.  Because I wear the watch to sleep, the …

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Blog Update


2020 Blog Refresh It is a new year and my blog needed some updates.  Not just small updates but some real technology love.    The theme was not complliant with the new version of WordPress, I had 4 plugins that were throwing exceptions (filling the log), 2 plugins that were no longer supported, the SSL for the site was no-longer working, …

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Amazfit Bip Review

Amazfit Bip Review (used in real life) Earlier this year I purchased a Xiaomi MiBand 2 for myself and my wife. I had been looking for a fitnesss watch and someone at work showed me their miBand. If you have never heard of this device you are not alone. Xiaomi is great smart phone maker out of China. They have also …

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PPtP VPN macOS Sierra – Gone Missing

My title may be a little misleading. After updating my Mac to the new macOS Sierra I realized that my favorite security tool pptp vpn was removed. You can read about it here on apple’s support site – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844 I realize that the pptp vpn protocol has been called out with limited security https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point-to-Point_Tunneling_Protocol and is often pointed as not being …

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Dynamic DNS – Dyndns alternatives

Dynamic DNS for Custom Domains I have been using dynamic dns for many years.  My preferred provider was always dyndns.org.  In early 2014 Dyndns (or Dyn.com) stopped offering a free Dynamic Dns solution.  You can read about their decision to stop providing this service (here).  NOTE:  I don’t disagree with their decision, at one point I even used Dyndns as a …

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