In the last couple of days, I deleted the Pocket app from my phone and deactivated my Facebook account. Pocket was becoming a borderline addiction — I’ve always been an avid article reader and Pocket was a major enabler. It was really getting in the way of my New Year’s resolution to read fewer articles […]
I needed to set a daily bandwidth limit for our vacation rental, which turned out to be easy once I found the right hardware and software.
For a while we had service from both providers at the same time. I used the occasion to do some ping tests and download tests. Hughesnet won them all
I was having trouble with Google Drive wreaking havoc on my internet connection and need to see what was going on. No tool I know of is better for that than Netbalancer and I was pleased to find out that, unlike another tool I know, this one works in Windows 8.
Short version: even if Google Drive isn’t actually transferring a file, it manages to slow down my internet connection to the point of being unusable. It doesn’t make a huge number of simultaneous connections. It doesn’t actually use that much bandwidth itself. It seems to just sort of be a black hole for bandwidth. VERDICT: Completely Unusable.
Google has made it hard to tell ads from regular search results. With a bit of CSS, though, you can make the ads stand out so that it’s easier to tell them from the organic search results.
The Moniker.com interface is a bit confusing, so here’s a step-by-step instruction on how to change the CNAME record for a domain at Moniker
Dropbox has come under fire for not being as secure as we’ve perhaps been led to believe, but Secret Sync and Spider Oak promise more secure alternatives.
Sometimes a Word document you get from someone else will have some strange characters that do not render correctly, either due to missing fonts or incompatible character encoding. Here’s how to find them and get rid of them.
Google Maps for our area is utterly and completely unreliable, but still manages to violate the privacy of a private citizen. How can it be this bad.