Michael Bolanos


About Michael Bolanos

Professional IT Consultant, Entrepreneur, Friend of Humans, Animals, and Earth.


Apple Accessories for the New Macbook Pro with and without Touchbar

Many people are adopting the new Macbook Pro models into their daily routine.  Keep in mind that the non-touchbar versions of the 13″ Macbook Pro only have 2 USB-C ports, you’ll have to get the Touchbar version to get 4 USB-C ports (we were not happy with that either…) Here […]

Apple Accessories

How to file a Complaint against Comcast with the FCC

Have you ever tried to cancel your service with Comcast?  Did you know you have to give them a 60 day notice (according to the Terms & Conditions you sign when you signed up for service.) Has AT&T or Comcast been over billing you? Would you like to do something and […]


How To Build a Custom Video Surveillance System

When it comes to Video Cameras for Surveillance you have many options.  In this series of postings we will discuss Camera Systems in more detail.  These days we try and classify cameras into 3 different types of systems: Traditional CCTV Video Surveillance System Cloud Video Surveillance System Hybrid Video Surveillance […]

IP Network - SOHO

Michael Bolanos makes Robots

A Brief History On How I Got Into Robotics

Robotics technology is mainstream now, it seems to be evolving much more rapidly than when I first started learning about them in more technical detail. My interest in robotics is just like any other person with a fascination for Tech.  But, my background is not the same as many Roboticists.  […]


Donkey Car

The Incredible Raspberry Pi Autonomous RC Car Project called Donkey Car   Recently updated !

This is truly and incredible project and the essence of what the Raspberry Pi’s success has come to be. When I got into the Raspberry Pi in 2013 I heard it would be a project for kids to learn coding, I thought it was cool.  Now flash forward to 2018 […]


Your Firewall needs an update

Security should be one of the top things to check on your Router Firewall.  Consider that the U.S., Britain, and Australian government have recently accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment (home routers) for political and economic espionage.  Firmware/software updates to your equipment can help to secure […]

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Asus RT-AC68U (AC1900)

The Best Router Firewall for Home & Small Business 2018

Asus vs Linksys vs Netgear – For 2018 we have some great new routers from Asus, Linksys, and Netgear, they are the top 3 vendors I support in SOHO, small offices, and homes.  There was a time when the Linksys WRT54G seemed like the most popular router for small businesses and […]


What is Plex and Cord-cutting?

Plex and Cord-cutting has gone mainstream.  People are freeing up extra cash each month by not subscribing to Comcast, AT&T, or Direct TV fees.  Those fees we are discussing might be the entire bill, or even the nickel and dime fees that add up on cable boxes, subscriber cards, additional […]

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Slacktivism

Social Media vs. Humanity

Why do we need a Facebook alternative? The Internet is evolving rapidly.  Humans are not keeping pace.  Technology companies are shoving technology into our lives and humans are not prepared for the rapid pace.  Humans are not wired up for this (yet.)   Humans began their evolution as hunters and gatherers, […]