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HOW TO UPDATE FIREFOX TO THE LATEST VERSION

Quick how-to for updating Firefox with screenshots included.

Open Firefox

Click the hamburger icon (shown below) which is in the top right of your computer screen

Click Help (shown below) then select About

If there is an update, it will show here, if the update is installed you will need to restart the browser as shown. And that is it!

INSTALL ESXI 8 ON INTEL NUC 12

Here is how I was able to install ESXi 8 onto my Intel NUC 12 Wall Street Canyon

Press Power Button

Press F2 to get into the BIOS

Navigate to the Power, Performance and Cooling tab

Select External Ambient Temperature

Set to User Defined

Mouse over to Performance and click on it

Set the number of E-Cores to 0

F10 to save and Exit BIOS

Now you can reboot and install ESXi

UPGRADE MAUTIC ON UBUNTU 20.04

Quick how-to on the way I upgraded mautic, since upgrading through the web breaks my installations every time.

Login into your Virtualmin

Backup all of your virtual servers

Download the backups to your pc

Open Putty

SSH to Server

sudo su –

cd to your mautic directory (/home/user/html)

php bin/console mautic:update:find

php bin/console mautic:update:apply

php bin/console mautic:update:apply –finish

Open your mautic installation, refresh the web page, check the bottom right, and you will see the latest version. In my case it is 4.4.8

HOW TO UPDATE PI-HOLE

Quick How-To for updating pihole on Ubuntu

Open a terminal

Type:
sudo apt-get update
Enter in your password

Type
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Enter in your password

Type
pihole -up
Enter in your password

Pihole updates

That is it!

GODADDY – BACKUP DNS ZONE

Here is how to backup your DNS information in GoDaddy

Login into your account

Navigate to https://dcc.godaddy.com/control/portfolio

Identify the Domain name you want to backup

Click the three dots next to it “

Select Edit DNS

On the DNS MANAGEMENT page, next to the ADD button, click the Three Dots “

Select Export Zone File

Your DNS will backup to your computer.

Save it to somewhere special, and go on your merry way

CREATE SPF RECORD

This is a quick how-to on setting up the SPF record for those of us not using Microsoft 365. They have a different record type If you want a more in-depth one, there are many available elsewhere. So for now, here it is

Login into your DNS Provider
Ex – Network Solutions, Hostgator, ENOM

Navigate to the area to Manage DNS records

Create a TXT record

Name will be
@

Value will be:
v=spf1 a mx ip4:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ~all
Be sure to change xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with the actual IP of your mail server

Save the record

Go to MXToolbox.com and enter your domain name

You should see a green box with your SPF record info contained inside

CREATE DMARC RECORD

This is a quick how-to on setting up the record. If you want a more in-depth one, there are many available elsewhere. So for now, here it is

Login into your Email Server

Create a new email address. Something like dns@tacticalware.com

Next, Login into your DNS Provider
Ex – Network Solutions, Hostgator, ENOM

Navigate to the area to Manage DNS records

Create a TXT record

Name will be
_dmarc

Value will be:
v=DMARC1; p=reject; rua=mailto:dns@tacticalware.com; ruf=mailto:dns@tacticalware.com; fo=1;

Make sure you change dns@tacticalware.com to whatever the email address is that you created in the first step

Save the record

Go to MXToolbox.com and enter your domain name

You should see a green checkmark next to DMARC

FIX – “NO HEADSET FOUND” ERROR WHEN USING MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR WITH META QUEST 2

This quick how-to is what you need to do to get the Meta Quest 2 also known as the Oculus Quest 2 connected to Microsoft Flight Sim.

On the computer, go to the Microsoft Store
Search for and install OpenXR
Download and Install the Oculus Software to your computer
Add new headset in Oculus Software
Reboot the computer
Open the Oculus Software
Use the Link Cable to Connect the Headset to the Computer

Now put the Meta Quest 2 headset on
Allow the files and link settings in the headset
When prompted, return to the computer

Open Microsoft Flight Simulator
Go into the VR Settings
Now you can “Switch to VR” and it will work

Enjoy!