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This is the continuation of a series of articles, that help you divorce your life from BIG TECH. With the recent events in American Politics, the need for these guides has become apparent. I hope this guide assists in your journey to protect yourself.

Using a password manager is recommended….Allowing google to harvest your passwords…bad idea. This guide will show you how to quickly delete all of your passwords from Chrome, at once.

On a Windows 10 computer
Open Chrome
Press ctrl and h at the same time to show your History
Select Clear Browsing Data from the Menu on the left
You will have two options, Basic and Advanced
Select Advanced
Time Range: All Time
Place a checkmark next to Everything in the list below
Click Clear Data

All of your data and passwords will be erased.

To finish it off, disconnect the Sync option by selecting Turn off sync and personalization

You are well on your way to divorcing yourself from Google


This is the continuation of a series of articles, that help you divorce your life from BIG TECH. With the recent events in American Politics, the need for these guides has become apparent. I hope this guide assists in your journey to protect yourself.

On your Windows 10 system, and after you have installed and secured Firefox
Go to the Type here to search box
Type in Default Apps and press Enter
The Default Apps window will appear
Scroll down to Web Browser
Click the Icon shown
Select Firefox
Close the window by pressing the X at the top

Your default browser is now Firefox


To disable the Fast Startup feature in Windows 10, perform the following:

Control Panel
System and Security
Power Options
Choose What the Power Button Does

Select Change settings that are currently unavailable

Remove the checkmark next to
Turn On Fast Startup (Recommended)

Then click Save Changes

That’s it! Thanks for reading


Windows 10 has a terrible feature called Fast Boot. Which does not allow your system to fully shutdown, but it allows it to boot up faster. Me, personally, I like a shutdown to clear the memory, and shut the system down completely

To get around this painful feature, you can shut down you computer from the command line

Open a Command Prompt

shutdown /s /f /t 0

Press Enter

Your system will fully shutdown

Thanks for reading

Installing Python on Windows 10 – for Makerbot Firmware Upgrades

This is a quick article on which Python version you will need to assist with manually uploading the Makerbot Firmware.

If you are trying to manually upload firmware for the Makerbot Replicator 2, and you try to use the most recent version of Python (version 3.8 at the time of this writing), it simply will not allow you to run the Makerbot firmware upload tool. If you see the following error when you run the tool, you will know what I mean:

C:\Users\%username%\Downloads\winBotTool_76_G\winBotTool_76_G>Traceback (most
recent call last):
  File “C:\Program
line 193, in _run_module_as_main
    return _run_code(code, main_globals, None,
  File “C:\Program
line 86, in _run_code
    exec(code, run_globals)
  File “bot_tool_v1\”, line 2, in <module>
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 991, in _find_and_load
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 971, in _find_and_load_unlocked
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 914, in _find_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1342, in find_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1316, in _get_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1297, in
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 414, in spec_from_loader
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 649, in
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 191, in get_filename
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 713, in _get_module_code
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 647, in _compile_source
  File “bot_tool_v1\”, line 37
    yield (str(value[1]), str(value[0]))
TabError: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation

To fix this error above, simply remove Python 3.8 and install Python 2.7 from the following link:

Windows 10 – Office 365 Error [SOLVED]

“Product Notice. There was a problem checking this devices license status.Please sign in with the Office 365 account this device was activated with”: “Product Notice. There was a problem checking this devices license status.

This message will appear at the top of your office programs when you start it up. If it persists within Outlook, Word, etc, even after you have authenticated, the fix for this is as follows:

Close all of your Office 365 products

Navigate to the White Box next to your Start button and type CMD

The Command Prompt application will appear, Right Click on the app and select Run as Administrator

Now type: cd C:\program files\Microsoft office\office16   and press Enter

Next, type the following: cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus

This will take a minute to run and it will show you all the Keys within this directory. They usually show up as something like HY6LU or KY78N and so on. Make a note of each of these keys.

Now in your command prompt, type: cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:HY6LU and press Enter. You WILL want to change HY6LU with the keys that you had made a note of above. Repeat this step for every key you have. Once you have cycled through all the keys, you can reboot your computer, and your office programs should work again without this error