Kaisev is the name and brand attributed to a set of various services and projects, owned and operated by Jonathan Daigle and company. Currently in progress is a series of learning materials, geared towards educating the uneducated about learning to use modern computers, early thoughts are availble below on our article, How to Protect Yourself Online.
I am a former technical analyst with more than 5 years of IT experience. In my time I have seen the absolutely abysmal state of the general public's knowledge on Information Technology. I believe these issues are systematic, not inherent, indicative of the failures of rote learning that is so prevalent. I intend to use meaningful learning strategies to help undo the many years of damage, and teach people IT competence.
Kaisev's article on protecting yourself from malware and basic Internet Security. This is a guide meant for beginnners
A list of software that we recommend for improving your computer's security and making your computer experience faster and easier.
An article about using unicode characters to create believable phishing domains that appear to have valid SSL for real domains. A strong argument for using password managers.
Technion's list of references for strong password security policies.
If you live in my house, or have otherwise been given access to Kaisev services, this section is for you!
Instructions for mapping the Kaisev Media drive for home users
The portal for the Kaisev Plex home media server. This server has access to over 1.5TB of media and counting.
The MCMyAdmin administration portal, for authorized administrators only.
This page is a collection of software and links that are useful, or that we recommend. What is this, 2004?
PC Part Picker is the one stop shop for computer parts. It pulls options and prices from multiple vendors, includes a compatibility check, and has lots of great filters.
Logical Increments is a guide to ensure that you are not over spending on one component, only to be held back by cheaper components in your build. Logical Increments also has all sorts of handy build guides with detailed explanations for the decisions they make.PC Part Picker Logical Increments
A series of tips and tricks for PC builders and gamersWebsite
The Tier List is a carefully curated list of power supplies, organized into tiers of quality. An excellent guide for picking a high quality power supply.
JonnyGuru provies reviews and teardowns of power supplies, from someone who understands the electronics and importance of a good power supply.Tier List JonnyGuru Reviews
Chocolatey is a software repository for Windows, all of your most popular software can be installed and managed through Chocolatey.Website
Ninite is a batch downloader and installer for popular, free software. Ninite installs your software in the background, and turns down bundled software. A great tool for getting a new computer up to speedWebsite
A list of software that we recommend for maintaining your computer's securityArticle
A program used to create bootable USB drives. It's simple and it works.Website GitHub Chocolatey
Adapts the colour of your display to the time of day, making it easier on your eyes at night, and helping you go to bed after working late. This is a free and open source alternative to F.lux.GitHub Chocolatey
Adds tabs (like in your web browser) to Windows Explorer.Website Chocolatey
A free code editor with a wide range of intuitive extensions and an excellent out of the box interface. Based on the opensource vscode project from Microsoft.Website GitHub Chocolatey
"Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) allows custom resolutions to be defined for both AMD/ATI and NVIDIA GPUs by creating EDID overrides directly in the registry without dealing with .inf files."Website
An open source hardware monitor, showing you in realtime your voltages, temperatures, clock speeds, and more. Pretty much identical to HWMonitor.Website GitHub Chocolatey
Don't let the anime girls confuse you, this is an excellent tool for checking and monitoring the health of modern SSDs and Hard drives.Website GitHub Chocolatey
Integrate between your devices, lets you send SMS messages through your web browser, and share links and files between your devices.Website Firefox Chrome Chocolatey
An open source adblocker with a low footprint.GitHub Firefox Chrome
An open source password manager, similar to LastPass or BitWarden, but stored locally on your computer. This is great for people who don't want to trust an online service, and don't want to go through the steps to setup their own BitWarden instance.Website Chocolatey
A great resource to help determine if a program is something you want to get rid of. That being said, they are trying to sell a product; for the love of the sane use an adblocker. Anything higher than 30% suggested removal usually means "definitely remove".Website
The SysInternals tools suite, including the famous AutoRuns toolWebsite Chocolatey
Not for the faint of heart. This script is over the top, grossly unnecessary, and actually kind of pointless. That's why we love it. You can usually save a few hours by resetting WindowsWebsite Github
Riot is a Matrix client. Matrix provides decentralized, free, and open source chat infrastructure. If you liked IRC, but want a more modern platform, Riot and Matrix is your next step.Website Chocolatey
It is difficult to use Android without getting caught up in the Google infrastructure. The default appstore, the Google Play Store, forces you to use a Google account, and many users can't imagine using Android without it.
F-Droid is an open source appstore, hosting all open source applications, largely serving the same function as the Google Play Store. F-Droid is a must if you want to use Android without a Google Account, and in our opinion a valuable tool even for those who do want to use the Play Store.
For the apps below we will list the F-Droid links whenever they are applicable. Unfortunately not all of the applications we use are available on F-Droid, but most of them are.Website GitLab
AndOTP is our preferred TOTP Code generator. AndOTP is a superior alternative to Google Authenticator, it is fully open source, supports backups (which is absolutely critical to a TOTP generator!), and has a variety of configurations.F-Droid Play Store GitHub
Firefox may seem obvious, but there is a specific reason for this recommendation: Firefox on Android supports Add-ons. This is a game changer for mobile browsers, it means you can install our recommended add-ons Ublock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and Decentraleyes on your Android devices!Website Play Store
Simply the best YouTube experience on Android. Fast playback, video and audio downloads, picture in picture, and of course fully open source!Website F-Droid GitHub
Our recommended password manager. BitWarden is a freemium model online password manager with a solid extensions and Android app, and is also open source and self-hostableWebsite Play Store GitHub
An excellent texting/SMS application with support for MMS, dual sims, scheduled messaging, and delayed sending (to catch all those spelling errors!). QKSMS puts the default SMS apps to shame.F-Droid Play Store GitHub
AntennaPod puts the 'free' in 'insane amounts of free podcasts'.Website F-Droid Play Store GitHub
Blue light is hard on your vision, drastically affecting your night vision, and is shown to hurt your ability to sleep. Red Moon is an application designed to filter out blue light depending on the hours of the day to help prevent being night blinded by your phone, and to help you sleep better.F-Droid Play Store GitHub
Easer is an Android automation tool, designed to perform tasks in response to predefined logic and events. At the time of writing Easer is rough around the edges, but it shows incredible potentialWebsite F-Droid GitHub
Etar is a reliable and well thought out calendar application for Android, with all of the features you would expect, and without unnecessary bloat.F-Droid Play Store GitHub
An excellent companion application for GitLab, allowing you to view commits, manage issues and groups.F-Droid Play Store GitHub
An open source tool to turn your Android device into a powerful WiFi analysis tool, allowing you to determine ideal channels, identify access points, plot signal strength, and much more.Website F-Droid Play Store
A dirt simple application for storing bar codes. Store your loyalty cards, your library card, or whatever other barcodes you need, but don't need taking up precious wallet space.F-Droid Play Store GitHub
RedReader is a simple, lightweight Reddit client with a simple, yet effective user interface and an excellent caching system to reduce data usage on your phone. RedReader may not be as full-featured as some of the other Reddit clients, the largest issue being there are no moderation tools. However, the sacrifice of some features is worth it for the slickest Reddit experience you can get on mobile.F-Droid Play Store GitHub
Use Let's Encrypt to create free, trusted certificates for any domain you own
Use the Qualsys SSL Server test to get a detailed rating of the security of your SSL configuration
Use IIS Crypto as an easy way to set your cipher suites in IIS, IIS Crypto makes re-configuring cipher suites one of the easiest jobs you can do.Let's Encrypt Qualsys SSL Test IIS Crypto
BitWarden is an open source password manager that is self hostable, but also available as a freemium service.Website GitHub
Owncloud is an open source, self hosted file sync and storage provider comparable to Google Drive. Owncloud is robust, highly configurable, and supports LDAP.Website GitHub
Jitsi Meet is a videoconferencing service that is open source, and self hostable. Also available as a freemium service.Website GitHub Start a meeting
GitLab is an open source and self-hostable Git Source Code Management system and DevOps toolset, an excellent alternative to GitLab.Website Installation Packages
Project M is a mod of Super Smash Bros Brawl designed to bring back the speed and competitive edge of Melee
We host the full Project M 3.6 ISO with Subspace Emissary removed.Website Download (4.4GB) Mirror Site
Provies a GUI for Mupen64Plus. Mupen64Plus is great for any home theatre setup that features Nintendo PowerGloves. If yours doesn't, you'd better use mupen64plus-qt as wellGitHub Chocolatey
Below are a list of sites that I often use when dealing with webpagesMozilla Developer Network Codrops CSS Reference Google Styleguides W3.org
Learn full stack web developmentWebsite
Measure your site's performanceWebsite
Automatic colour coordinator. For those of us who can't coordinate our own colours.Website
Check out my fork of the LazyWinAdmin GUI tool, a tool designed for Windows administrators and Service Desk to quickly and easily manage remote computers.GitLab Original Project
A small PowerShell script for updating the external IP used by the Windows IIS FTP service.GitLab
An absolute must-have for managing SCCM endpoints. It's hard to imagine working in an SCCM environment without this tool, it will make your desktop support team better, faster, and stronger.GitHub Chocolatey