November 2022

Since the inception of this website, one of our primary aims has been to try and give back to our community. While we mostly do this anonymously and without fuss, we have decided to take a stand on one topic that we feel is starting to adversely effect humanity.

In a recent report, the United Nations warned that key warming thresholds are “slipping from sight” [BBC science & environment article]. In other words global nations are failing in their commitments to reduce global warming by 2030. So as we are fundamentally a technology website, and technology is contributing to the damage we are doing to our planet. We at Mydoodads have decided to try and make changes to reverse the damage we have helped to cause.

While we realise any changes we make will only have a minuscule impact on the problem we all face. Doing something, has to be preferable to doing nothing. So at the end of last month, we planted 1000 square meters of woodland by making a donation to the National Trust in the UK.

It is our hope that through this small gesture we can help to reduce carbon emissions, create green spaces and help wildlife. However as none of this would have been possible without you watching our content, both here and on YouTube, we would like to thank you. For it is through your support that we will be able to continue to make the planting of new trees an annual event.

Web postings

As we want to continue our series of videos, where we look at running Linux Development Environment (LDE) on a Chromebook. At the start the month, we will look at the command that will update our instance of Linux from within the LDE. Then in that same week, and to get the basics of LDE out of the way. We will also be posting a video on how you Uninstall LDE

We will then be following up those videos, with how you can install Firefox and Thunderbird on a Chromebook. However so that there is a little variety, we will also be posting a video on how you enable or disable the start-up chime on an Apple Macintosh computer.

For our subscribers we will be posting a video for Windows and macOS relating to enabling and using Secure Shell (SSH) on a Synology NAS. While in theory you should not need to ever enable SSH on your NAS. This might be a setting that’s useful to know, if you ever experience issues that can not be fixed from within Disk Station Manager.

Finally at the end of the month, we will be posting the next video in our beginners guide on setting up a Synology NAS. So for this video we will try and explain the relationship between User accounts, Permissions, Groups and shared folders.

Youtube postings

On YouTube, we will be starting the month by posting a short video on how you quickly reveal hidden files and folders in macOS. While only a short video, this technique can be very useful if you have a problem with macOS that can only be fixed by editing a hidden system file.

We will then post another video in our series on Linux Development Environment, by looking at how we installed LibreOffice onto our Chromebook. This will be followed by a video that looks at how we can run a ping command from an iPad using a terminal emulator. Which is something that is very useful if you are setting up a Synology NAS from an iPad.

Finally at the end of the month, we will be taking a tour of a Synology NAS, to help us familiarise ourselves with its many ports, switches and bays.

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