Michael Bolanos


About Michael Bolanos

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


Use Lastpass + Yubikey To Raise Your Security Posture

Just when you thought it was good enough to just have a strong password along comes Two-Factor and Multi-Factor Authentication. We have crafted Multi-factor solutions for small businesses, individuals, and enterprises. Here is a nice explanation from Okta on “Two-Factor Authentication vs. Multi-Factor Authentication: What Are the Risks?” If you […]

Yubikey

VPN Explained – Remote Access vs Anonymity Top Tips

For July of 2019 we thought we would share “VPN Explained – Remote Access vs Anonymity Top Tips.”  While VPN basically encrypts your traffic on the Internet for security, it can also attempt to hide your address or identity. Business VPN vs VPN for Anonymity It seems all the advertising […]


Fresh Install Your Computer For Better Performance

Performing a fresh install on your PC or Mac can be one of the “ultimate troubleshooting techniques,” that is according to ZDNet, and we agree. If you are inclined to do so and have the technical skills or help to do a fresh install we think it should be considered. […]


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uBlock Origin vs AdBlocker vs Pi-Hole

The topic of ad blocking as a security measure is often misunderstood. Besides the fact that ads can be annoying they can also bring with it malvertising. Malvertising is advertising that can be dangerous to your computer, mobile device, browser, or any device. Why do I need it? Pop-up and […]


Best Wifi for Home & Small Business 2019

The demand for the latest Wifi Technologies is booming. In 2019 we have some great offerings and the companies offering have increased. Even Amazon has gotten into the game with the acquisition of Eero. While last year we focused on SMB and the Home users market with basic off the […]


What can we learn from Seniors about Technology?

We can learn a lot from Seniors, but don’t ask me, ask a Senior. It’s interesting to discuss Seniors on a day like today, it’s my Father’s birthday he would be 107 years today if he were still alive. Today we at offthegridit helped a class of Seniors learning to […]


Top Reasons To Avoid using Comcast and AT&T Internet Supplied Wifi Routers

Here are the top reasons you should ditch your Comcast Cable modem or bypass your AT&T U-Verse Wifi equipment.  We always recommend you avoid using vendor supplied Wifi and Routers/Firewalls.  Use a reputable third party router for best performance, security, and insight into your network. To Bridge or Not To […]


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The Worst Networks Of 2018

Ok let us see who can claim the honor of having the worst network for 2018.  If we can identify a winner for 2018 we will gladly send you a Raspberry Pi 3.  Please submit your entries by December 14, 2018. Ok, let us take a look at some bad […]


How To Setup your Network Printer

Setting up Network Printers has been one of our specialties since back in the day.  I still remember when people could not print because the temp directory didn’t exist on Windows 3.1… Ok, let’s get back to the future, the here and now… Network Printers Let us say you have […]

Printer Jam

Autonomous Robot Prototype by Michael Bolanos

DIY Robotics is here for the Rest of Us

diyroboto is a website for DIY Robotics Enthusiasts.  We are proud to say we sponsor this community.  Let’s see where this goes, check it out  http://diyroboto.com This site was designed for robotics enthusiasts to find information on DIY Robots.  There is a DIY Robot Forum, Store, Idea Lab, and a […]