Best Smart Home Camera

Most people are probably familiar with Nest cameras or Ring cameras. These are great but cost over $200 and require a subscription. Recently I came across a company called Wyze that makes a smart home camera that is affordable ($25) and require no subscription. Almost seems too good to be true. I decided to give one a try and see if how well they work.

After using the camera for over a week, I am very impressed. The picture quality is great, the app is simple and intuitive, and they are easy to set up. The only negative is currently they do not offer an outdoor camera. But several companies offer outdoor enclosures and I would imagine an outdoor version is coming soon. Read More

Firefox Allow Self Signed Certificate

Firefox is no longer accepting my self signed SSL certificate on .dev domains, which I use for local development. I started seeing this error message: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT. To get around this error, you usually can tell the browser add an exception to allow the certificate. But it appears the latest version of Firefox is not allowing the user to trust the certificate. 

Here are the steps to allow a self-signed certificate.

  1. Browse to about:config
  2. Search for “network.stricttransportsecurity.preloadlist”.
  3. Set it to false.

Now you should be able to add an exception for the self-signed certificate to Firefox.

Disclaimer: Disable the preloadlist could lead to security risk. I would recommend moving away from .dev when possible.

How to Stop Developer Tools Prompting For Password

After updating to macOS Mojave, I started getting a prompt for a user name and password everytime I debugged golang in GoLand. This was frustrating but I was able to stop it from prompting by running this command in my terminal:

sudo /usr/sbin/DevToolsSecurity --enable

Once I ran this command, I stopped seeing the prompt for “Developer tools access needs to take control of another process for debugging to continue. Type your password to allow this.”

Hopefully, this works for you!

VMware Fusion Ctrl Click Issues

The default configuration for running windows inside of VMware Fusion on a mac is to have ctrl + left click act as a right click. This can cause issues when trying to select multiple files etc. Fortunately, this setting is easily disabled in the Keyboard and Mouse settings for the virtual machine.

  1. Go to settings
  2. Go to Keyboard & Mouse settings.
  3. Edit the Windows 10 profile
  4. Uncheck the option for Secondary Button
  5. Save and exit

This simple fix will save you a lot of frustration. Hope it help!