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  1. The Hunt For the Ultimate Free Open Source Firewall Distrohttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10175-the-hunt-for-the-ultimate-free-open-source-firewall-distro

    are covered by the open source community, there must be non-commercial options out there. I began my hunt for the best free firewall. I scoured the internet, downloading any and all offerings from 2 principal types of entities: 1. companies with an open...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  2. The Hunt for the Ultimate Free Antivirus Softwarehttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10216-the-hunt-for-the-ultimate-free-antivirus-software

    I spent some time researching top-rated, but free antivirus security software for both Mac and Windows. There are far more free antivirus software solutions out there than listed here--I focused solely on those receiving positive reviews from...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  3. The Hunt For the Ultimate Free Open Source NAS Distrohttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10210-the-hunt-for-the-ultimate-free-open-source-nas-distro

    I wouldn't be married to an over-priced, low-spec proprietary platform. But what OS to put on it? My hunt for the ultimate free open source NAS distro began. I noticed a few themes during my NAS safari: * Distos based on FreeBSD or OpenSolaris feature...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  4. The Hunt for the Ultimate Free Calling Apphttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10180-the-hunt-for-the-ultimate-free-calling-app

    state of VoIP and its potential to completely replace the traditional mobile phone. I made a list of just about every free calling app/service I found on the iPhone app store. Specifically, I was looking for a VoIP service boasting these features: *...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  5. How to Get Your Computer Repaired in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10212-how-to-get-your-computer-repaired-in-japan

    not bound to Japan's limited IT resources to assist you out of IT breakdowns. English-language community forums offering free advice and assistance abound, and are a simple Internet search query away. However, like most things, you get what you pay for...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  6. Safeguarding Your Digital Lifehttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10371-safeguarding-your-digital-life

    demanding a ransom to decrypt your data. BEST PRACTICES - GENERAL - Install antivirus software. Avast is good and there's a free version for both Mac and Windows. I documented more here: The Hunt for the Ultimate Free Antivirus Software - Keep it...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  7. Japanese Studyhttps://japanatron.com/directory/10415-japanese-study

    Renzo's Japanese Dictionary Renzo's Japanese Dictionary is another one of my go-to Japanese-English dictionary apps. It's free and incredibly feature-rich, so you can't lose with this one. PROS * Search using handwriting recognition, a hard-to-find...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Directory
    • Language: *
  8. Living Abroad - Credit Reporting, Alerting, and Freezinghttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10369-living-abroad-credit-reporting-alerting-and-freezing

    If you want an alert placed with Innovis, you need to do it separately from the other three bureaus. Place / Lift a Security Freeze with Each Credit Bureau Equifax - https://www.freeze.equifax.com Experian - https://www.experian.com/freeze/center.html...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  9. My Adventures in Spam Blockinghttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10172-my-adventures-in-spam-blocking

    Mail Server If I was going to totally block all spam from my inbox, I needed absolute control over my email infrastructure. Free email like Gmail or web hosts just weren't going to provide the tools, configuration options, or software I required. Thus,...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  10. What I Hate About Mac and What I Did About Ithttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10146-what-i-hate-about-mac-and-what-i-did-about-it

    overrides Mac's default mouse behavior and allows far finer tuning of the settings. I suggest starting here because it's a free solution that comes with your mouse. This is the solution I use, and thanks to this post by an IT god, I did not chuck my Mac...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  11. Japan's Donation Tax Program Delivers Fancy Almost-Free Giftshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10341-japan-s-donation-tax-program-delivers-fancy-almost-free-gifts

    luck, as all you have to do is pay your residence and income tax for the year, and these gifts can be yours for practically free! It’s hard to believe there is actually a program like this, but Japan’s relatively new gift/tax or “Furusato Nouzei”...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  12. Why Linux is Coolhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10147-why-linux-is-cool

    use Windows--s/he uses Linux." "Whoa. I've HEARD of that." Why is Linux so damn cool? Well, I'll tell you why... It's Free Need I explain this one in depth? You can run an entire enterprise network on Linux without paying a dime on licensing. It's...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  13. Sony PRS-505 Ebook Readerhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10052-sony-prs-505-ebook-reader

    but the Sony reader can play mp3s and display photos. It's nice to know I can expand the storage if needed. It included 2 free James Bond novels. The included cover has the 007 logo on it, so I look totally bad-ass when reading. It's important for me to...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  14. My Experience with Inagawa Motoko (IMO) Talent Agencyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/show-biz/10077-my-experience-with-inagawa-motoko-imo-talent-agency

    work could counterbalance my income blow, holding me over until I found something more stable. Since my schedule was quite free, I was available for just about any work that came my way. My very first job was for a Japanese TV show--one of those history...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Show Biz
    • Language: *
  15. Life in Japan - How I Cut My Mobile Phone Bill In Halfhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10181-life-in-japan-how-i-cut-my-mobile-phone-bill-in-half

    I had had enough of Softbank. I wanted out. I had to free myself from their oppressive chains of subjugation. Oh, and I also detest their obnoxious commercials. But at the same time I was married to the iPhone. Au was my other option, but I would be...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  16. Market, Market, Market - How to Be a Freelance English Teacher in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10326-market-market-market-how-to-be-a-freelance-english-teacher-in-japan

    of panty-selling vending machines. Who needs the American dream when you can be an American living in Japan? All the freedom and no Donald Trump! Well, kind of. Assuming you get the right visa. (That’s a separate article to write.) So, you got here and...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  17. How to Watch Netflix in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10176-how-to-watch-netflix-in-japan

    to Getflix. Why did I switch? I switched simply because I'm a cheapskate, and Getflix is a tad bit cheaper. They offer a free trial, have a friendly responsive helpdesk, and support a ton of overseas streaming services. Oh, and best of all is that...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  18. The Best Software For Studying Japanesehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/studying-japanese/10079-the-best-software-for-studying-japanese

    new vocabulary. Positive * Supports adding study notes to flashcards * Versatile--can be used to study anything * Many free, downloadable lessons * Great for on-the-train studying Negative * A Mac version would be nice Read the Kanji (website) -...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Studying Japanese
    • Language: *
  19. Google is Skynethttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10064-google-is-skynet

    and soon even your operating system will be Google (Chrome OS coming soon). Google will no doubt eventually sell their free OS and cloud computing model to small businesses and enterprise customers as well--demolishing Microsoft's antiquated client PC...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  20. Roku - Blocking Hard-Coded DNShttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10225-roku-blocking-hard-coded-dns

    The Roku media player has Google's free public DNS (8.8.8.8) hard-coded into it. This is great for DNS redundancy, but totally sucks if you use an unblock service to watch Netflix abroad (see this: How to Watch Netflix in Japan). From time to time my...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
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