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Let's Encrypt for Private Networks

I want to have Chrome stop telling me that the other SSL-encrypted devices on my private network are insecure. Chrome is unhappy because these devices use self-signed certificates. What I'd like to do is get certificates that are signed by a recognized certificate authority. While I don't mind a good technical challenge, I'd rather not spend a bunch of cash on my certificates.

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Easily Modifying & Splitting STL Files

The most popular format on the internet for 3d printed objects is the humble STL file. These files are great for slicing, but they're not so great for editing. STL is basically the PDF of the 3d printer world. Nothing hurts more than getting a STL file that is pretty darn good, but just needs a few tweaks. And we've all been in a situation where a STL is just too big for the printer, or is difficult to print in just one piece. The workflow for editing STL files can be somewhat painful, but with the tips and tricks in this article, you'll be well on your way to becoming an STL editing pro!

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Review Roundup (Part 1)

Okay, so with that $1 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription option during E3 2019, a lot of us picked up subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Problem is, there's like 500 freaking games on there. Now we're stuck with the question "What games on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are actually worth playing?" As someone who plays games like crazy, I've already played a lot of these games, and since I've had my subscription I've burned through a lot more. As I play, I'm going to lay out the games that I think are worthy of your time.

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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Quickstart Guide

I've been playing AC:O as part of Google's Project Stream beta, and this is yet another large, open world game from Ubisoft. There's so much going on and so much to see and do that initially I felt lost! As I found my way, I discovered quite a few gameplay mechanics that are very different from previous AC games. Here is my "things I wish I knew before I started" guide to Assassins Creed: Odyssey!

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The Hex Review - A Six Sided Gem

Daniel Mullins creates games that defy categorization or description. They're basically the bane of reviewers such as myself. I can't really tell you what The Hex is about, and I can't tell you what it's trying to say or even what the gameplay is like, not without spoiling it. That said, I'm still going to do my best. If you enjoy watching me struggle, read on for my The Hex review.

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MOTHERGUNSHIP Review: Guns on Top of Guns Shooting Guns

MOTHERGUNSHIP is the second release from Terrible Posture Games, in partnership with Grip Digital. Long-time readers of WOTS may remember Terrible Posture Games as the developer behind Tower of Guns, which we mini-reviewed back in 2014. I feel pretty safe in calling MOTHERGUNSHIP a decendent of Tower of Guns - they share quite a bit of DNA between them. I loved Tower of Guns for its roguelike, bullet-hell twist on classic first person shooter gameplay. How does MOTHERGUNSHIP live up to its legacy? Find out in my MOTHERGUNSHIP review!

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Final Fantasy 15 Quickstart & FAQ

Final Fantasy games are long, complex affairs. After spending a good 40-60 hours with one, I tend to have a much better understanding of how the game mechanics work, and I almost always have a list of things I wish I knew when I started. As is my way, I've assembled all my notes on Final Fantasy XV into this one, convenient article intended to give new players a leg up. As always, I won't be spoiling any plot details here. I'll just be explaining the game mechanics, but if that counts as a spoiler to you, then you have been warned!

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Frostpunk Review: Ice Cold

Frostpunk is a steampunk-themed post-apocalyptic city builder from 11 bit studios, who you may know from the Anomaly: Warzone Earth series or This War of Mine. I got a chance to check out a demo of Frostpunk while on the expo floor at PAX South 2018, and thanks to the folks at Evolve I got a review code a few days before it launched. Frostpunk's style and gameplay caught my eye, so I'm super excited for the chance to do this review! Let's get started.

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Monoprice Maker Select & Select Plus - Improving Print Quality

Once you've printed your first few objects, no doubt you will notice many slight (or maybe not so slight...) imperfections. In this article, I'll give you all the resources I have for improving your print quality. With these resources, you'll be able to troubleshoot bad prints, and make modifications to your printer or your slicer to avoid the problem in the future.

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