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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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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Dynamic DNS – Dyndns alternatives

Dynamic DNS for Custom Domains I have been using dynamic dns for many years.  My preferred provider was always  In early 2014 Dyndns (or 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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iPfire – ClamAV and Customization

I have been very happy with my current Firewall setup of iPfire (  The system has done a great job of performance and security.  I use many features from Squid, Snort, openVpn, and others.  I even tried the TOR proxy routing. This weekend with lots of family over for Thanks Giving it was great to watch the proxy reports and see …

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ShellShock – How to test your system

In the past few weeks the number of security incidents in the news has increased.  Home depot, Jimmy John’s and also Shellshock.  From credit card theft via malware to online security vulnerabilities you need to keep on guard. This most recent ShellShock vulnerability is going to be big.  Since a very large portion of the web is using Linux or some …

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