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Posted in Photography Software Tools Web

New List of the Best Free 360-degree Panorama Plugins for WordPress

With the new version v1.1.0 of 360 View being published yesterday, I just wanted to explain why did I create that plugin. And what could be a better explanation than listing all the competitors? :) So here we go, the complete list of other 360-degree WordPress plugins I tried to…

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Posted in Featured on Home Page How To Photography Software Travels Web

I Just Released 360 View v1.1.0

If you are a fan of 360-degree photography and looking for a way to add your 360-degree images or video to your blog, then you may like 360 View – a WordPress plugin allowing you to add the media to your posts and pages, label it, add automatic panning/orbiting, adjust…

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Posted in Hardware How To Software

How to Fix QNAP Security and Performance Issues

QNAP is a very ok NAS (see https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/series/home for details about what’s QNAP and NAS in case if you’re not familiar with the terms). I can’t call it excellent because of the many issues I’m having with it, but I can’t call it bad either, because once the issues are…

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Posted in Hardware How To Software

How to Fix MacOS Big Sur 4K Display Resolution Problem

Big Sur is all awesome with nice bells and whistles, but it completely screwed my two external 4K displays. Quick search revealed that I’m not alone, lots of people experience lots of different problems. Here is how I fixed some of them: The 4K native resolution is no longer available…

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How to Buy an Inexpensive Safe and Versatile Mattress in 2021

What?! Safe Mattress?! Is non-safe mattress really a thing? Well, apparently so, below I’ll list a few dangers of mattresses you can buy these days. And no, this is not one of those articles explaining why you need to buy a $2000 mattress made by brand XYZ instead of a…

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How to buy Elegoo Saturn and Other High-Demand Items on Amazon

TL;DR Here is how you buy Elegoo Saturn from Amazon:0. Empty your amazon cart, make sure the payment method is configured correctly, i.e. make sure you’re ready to checkout immediately.1. Keep refreshing this page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B086283SQJ every 15 minutes until you see the list of sellers on that page 2. Once…

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Posted in Featured on Home Page How To Software Tools Web

Using 360-degree Photos and Videos in WordPress

5/29/21 UPDATE: I just released v1.1.0 of the plugin supporting Gutenberg visual page builder (WordPress standard), orbiting and more. Take a look at the complete user manual here: https://andrey.mikhalchuk.com/360-view-wordpress-plugin 10/31/2020 Update: v0.3.0 adds video support, see an example below. I was struggling with finding a way to easily embed 360-degree…

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WWF Fundraiser Video

Many years ago in another life I created a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Foundation. The fundraiser is gone, the platform I used for the fundraiser (my employer at the time) is gone but since the WWF is still here and fighting, let me share the video I created for…

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Posted in Building your store How To Linux Software Web

How to Get Free Domain Wildcard Certificates

In one of the previous posts I wrote about getting free certificates for the website using Let’s Encrypt and Certbot. Hope that article was helpful and helped you to save some money on SSL, but one topic remained not covered in that post. What if you’re a lucky owner of…

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Be the boss of your passwords [Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash]
Posted in How To Linux Web

Be the Boss of Your Passwords (using Bitwarden Self-hosting)

Bitwarden is a unique solution for your password needs (whether you are a person caring about security or an organization caring about the same). Unlike competition, it’s opensource and could be self-hosted. Unfortunately it’s setup is not very compatible with servers having its own Let’s encrypt certificates or running other web server. This post describes how to install Bitwarden behind nginx reverse proxy using your own Let’s Encrypt + Certbot.

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Posted in Featured on Home Page How To Linux Web

Stop Paying for SSL Certificates!

If you’re running a website and want to protect your site’s visitors with HTTPS then you may enjoy this detailed explanation of how to use Let’s encrypt and Certbot to stop paying for SSL certificates.

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