Rick Stegeman

124 Flips | 10 Magazines | 9 Likes | 4 Followers | @rickstegeman50 | Keep up with Rick Stegeman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rick Stegeman”

PSA: There’s a new fake Flash Player installer for Macs, and it’s nastier than usual

Macs are not immune to malware, but they are pretty well-protected. By default, macOS won’t allow unrecognized apps to be installed, and it needs the user to agree to override this. Even when they are installed, sandboxing limits the damage that can be done, which is why most Mac malware is …

SelectTV could be the best cord-cutting service you've never heard of

Everyone seems to be cutting the cord and ditching cable. We’re still watching an obsessive amount of TV – we’re just watching it on other platforms. …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

Operating Systems

iftop – A Real Time Linux Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tool

In our earlier article, we have reviewed the usage of TOP Command and it’s parameters. In this article we have came up with another excellent program …

How To: Hack Anyone's Wi-Fi Password Using a Birthday Card, Part 1 (Creating the Payload)

With an ordinary birthday card, we can introduce a physical device which contains malicious files into someone's home and deceive them into inserting …

Cybersecurity

19 Life-Changing Sex Toys You Can Get On Sale Right Now

The best sale = a sex toy sale.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Shopping

I’ll never go back to watching TV without this $14 accessory

It might seem odd if you’ve never experienced this for yourself, but I don’t think I can ever go back to watching TV at home without the EveShine …

Tips of the Week: Adjusting Nail Gun Pressure on the Fly, Clear Storage, Heat-Forming PVC

<i>Tips of the Week</i> is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations that we’ve come across. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve found. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments below and we …

10 Easy Pieces: Wood Flooring for Decks

Wood flooring is an instant fix. Lay slatted wood tiles in a grid on a flat surface to transform a balcony, deck, or concrete pad into an inviting …

10 Absolutely Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You Don’t Want to Overlook—or Risk Thousands in Repairs

When you think about home maintenance, these 10 tasks might not be the first things that come to mind—but forgetting about them can have frustrating …

How to fix a squealing dryer

A squeaky dryer can be a real nuisance. Thankfully there are a few easy ways to fix this headache. The dryer is a rather simple device with minimal …

Threading

There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet

There's a glimmer of hope for a specific subset of victims in the WannaCry hack. Security researchers have released a fix that gets rid of the ransomware and restores a device's files, though it only works on Windows XP to Windows 7, and only on computers that have not been rebooted since the …

The Great Debate: AIX Versus Linux

In computing circles that I’m involved with, the debate rages on: AIX versus Linux. Administrators wonder, “Why would anyone want to keep running an …

Linux

DIY and home improvement: 24 easy and free ideas

Are you tired of your decor? Looking for ideas to upgrade and enhance your interior in chic style? Well, this homify feature includes 24 awesome and …

Dok Malware Takes Complete Control of Your Mac

The malware is currently not detected by security suites and uses a valid Apple developer certificate to infect all versions of Mac OS X.<p>PCMag …

How to Download Netflix Videos to Your iOS Device for Offline Viewing

- Mar 3, 2017<p>Ready for a weekend getaway? Us too. Unfortunately, our favorite cabin by the lake is a total dead spot when it comes to Internet …

Apple Watch

Everything You Need to Shoot Good-Looking Video With Your iPhone

If you own an iPhone, you already have what you need to make professional-looking videos. Whether you’re just dabbling or a video wizard, you can …

Videography

The Universal Multipurpose Workbench

Introduction: The Universal Multipurpose Workbench<p>About: Random Guy More About Dui ni shuo de dui »<p>On Instructables, more than everywhere else, …

How to Distress Wood & Create a Faux Pallet Wall

For a while I’ve been wanting to create a pallet wall but what has stopped me is I wasn’t sure where to create the wall but mostly all the collecting …

$60 Custom corner office desk (USB & prototyping space)

OK the title is a bit of a mouthful - I'm happy to accept a code name in the comment!I got to the point where my desk started to be creaky, and take …

Knotty Alder sofa table

This is a nice project to make out of some of the short pieces lying around in the cutoff bin. Made from Knotty alder and finished with danish oil …

Wiring an existing home through the walls

Running Wires in an Existing Home<p>This guide explains how to fish wires through walls on an existing home - after the drywall is installed. You may …

15 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Woodworking doesn’t have to be daunting! Most of these fun, novice-friendly projects use scrap lumber and require just basic tools and some simple …

The Hoopy is a bicycle you can build yourself out of recycled parts and wood

If you’re looking for an affordable, lightweight wooden bike that will get attention wherever you ride, the Hoopy might be just what you’re looking …

Electric Bikes

DIY your old train set into a motion control timelapse dolly

This is one of those unique repurposing projects that would have never occurred to me. Having never owned a train set in my life, why would it? I …

Learn how to read your histogram and nail exposure in just 2 minutes

Histograms are handy things. They either confirm that you’ve nailed your exposure or let you instantly see if you need to adjust. But, they can be …

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Apple Computer on The Cheap

Meet your new ‘hackintosh’.<p>Apple computers are great, but they're often very expensive. So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac …