Tech Tips


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 […]


Ubiquity Networks Wireless Access Points

Ubiquity Networks Wifi Starter Kit

The demand for high performance Wifi has never been greater.  Ubiquity Networks has made a name for themselves with great wifi gear that meets the needs of small and large installations. UniFi HD First start with the AP (Access Point) UniFi® HD Access Point Build your Wi-Fi network with the […]


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 […]

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Apple Accessories

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 […]


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 […]

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UniFi Cloud Key

Why Your Ubiquity Networks Wifi Might Need The Cloud Key

First, make sure you get the Cloud Controller installed on a Virtual Machine or purchase a Cloud Controller from Ubiquity Networks, like this one: Did You Lose Software Your Controller? Ubiquity Networks Wifi equipment creates Mesh networks that can be managed from the Cloud or on a local controller.  Many […]


The Incredible Raspberry Pi Autonomous RC Car Project called Donkey Car

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 […]

Donkey Car

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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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, […]