Category: Hobbies

Growing Dwarf Fruit Trees Indoors

Dwarf fruit trees are incredibly fun to grow. And despite their small compact size, it’s amazing how much fruit they produce. It can however, be a challenge to grow these trees in the colder climates such as Colorado, but it is possible to have a high-yielding fruit tree without a…

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Are Plastic Pots Safe for Growing Vegetables and Fruit?

In some climates, it’s easier to grow vegetables and dwarf fruit trees in plastic pots or containers rather than the ground. Such is the case in the higher elevations of Colorado Springs where the winters are long, the ground is very compacted, and the dry summer winds sap moisture from…

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RAW vs JPEG: Which Format is Better?

Many photographers don’t fully understand the differences between JPEG and RAW files. Many wonder if one better than the other, and if so, how and why? Quality-wise, there is no difference between a RAW file and a JPEG. In truth, that statement doesn’t really make sense, because a JPEG is…

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Block Windows 10 From Tracking You

There is no reason an operating system needs to phone home telemetry data in order to function properly. The sole purpose for this capability is so the operating system can report back statistics about computer use, operator habits, and other things which can then be analyzed and/or provided to other…

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GPL CHAT Jabber/Google Talk Outgoing Traffic

I found a bunch of outgoing consecutive GPL CHAT Jabber/Google Talk Outgoing Traffic packets on my LAN interface in my pfSense Suricata log today and found it rather interesting. Although Suricata doesn’t seem to think it’s suspicious based on the class message it returned, I do. The IP from which…

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ASUS and TrendMicro Data Collection

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve gotten into a conversation about privacy, only to have the other person say “I have nothing to hide, so let them spy on me.” I don’t even bother arguing with them anymore, and usually just smile and nod as…

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Growing Aspen Trees in Colorado

High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado one can find an abundance of Aspen trees. With their brilliant white bark and green leaves turn shimmering yellow in the Autumn, their beauty is a magnet for visitors from all around the world. An Aspen tree main trunk can live anywhere from…

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