On this episode, We cover some home networking tips, a look at the most recent Apple event and some updates on a new channel that Jim is watching on YouTube. Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #377 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network


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Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Network, Networking, pfSense, Apple, Ipad, Mac, Mac Mini, Youtube, Paul’s Hardware

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Mike is streaming on Twitch –

There is a Windows Twitch App too


Network testing this holiday season:


Home Gadget Geeks Sunday night meetup!!!!

Need some good winter beer picks –



Apple Event on Tuesday

  • Mac Mini

    • First update in almost 4 years, four core and six core models available, 4 USB-C ports and USB-A, starts at $799 and can be upgraded to 64GB of RAM, a 4.6GHz 6-core i7 CPU, a 2 TB SSD, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet


  • iPad Pro

    • Now in 11 and 12.9 inch form factors, removed headphone jack, replace lightning connector with USB-C, A12X processor, FaceID


  • MacBook Air

    • Retina Screen with 4 million pixels, decreased bezels and switched to black, 8th gen i5, configurable up to 16BG of RAM and a 1.5 TB SSD. Starts at $1199




What I am watching: Paul’s Hardware –


Crypto post

Storj is now in public alpha – no longer using blockchain to store files

SIA – Hey everyone, we’ve hit a hangup with the difficulty adjustment. An off-by-one error in the code means that the Obelisks will need to mine at least one block at full difficulty before the adjustment kicks in. This may take anywhere from 6 to 48 hours

Nice hash has been slow on the payout

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