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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Casting from my Kindle Fire


For Kinde Fire, I use Allconnect from the Amazon app store. It's free. It finds my fire sticks and my rokus. It doesn't find my chromecast.

Allconnect even lets me cast from Plex, which we all know doesn't seem to find casting devices on Kindle Fire. This Plex bug is the reason I installed Allconnect in the first place.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Plex on Roku "Video unavailable" solved


I run my Plex server on a windows machine. It's fetching the movies from the NAS device, which is plugged into the router.

When I get this message, I find all I have to do is get on my Plex machine, find the NAS device, and sure enough, Windows has marked it with a big red X.

I just double click on that X, and then the NAS device becomes available again.

I dunno.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lastpass Security Challenge omits shared folders


Our company uses Lastpass Enterprise. We regularly run the Security Challenge, but only recently figured out that the Security tool omits Shared Folders, which amounts to most of our links.

Lastpass only says that it is so; they don't say why.  Simply including shared folders in Security Challenge would likely cause big problems. They're probably trying to design a good UI, which takes time. At least, that is our hope.

In the meantime, here's where we learned we can go to get security information:


  1. Open the Admin console
  2. Click on Reporting
  3. Click on Shared Folders
  4. Click on View next to each Shared Folder, scroll down to sites 
  5. Here you will see security information and warnings for each site

It's no solution by any means, but it's at least something while we're waiting for the big UI.