Beginner-Friendly Privacy Tools/Services

Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

After Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, there has been an explosion in privacy-focused tools/services. Some were short-lived due to being too complicated for the average user to use, while others continue to thrive and grow. This post showcases the successful ones, most of which happen to be beginner-friendly. As a bonus I’ve included some more […]

TeamViewer = Dangerous

Thursday, June 2, 2016 @ 3:16 am

There have been reports that people running the remote desktop program TeamViewer on their computer(s) have had random people accessing their accounts and sending themselves money via PayPal or buying things online. TeamViewer denies they were hacked. Meanwhile, the TeamViewer subreddit is exploding with threads about people getting hacked. This post will walk you through […]

Tangerine: Timeline

Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 11:01 am

This is more of a running log of my progress in setting up my Tangerine account and when things were sent/received. Note: this post refers to bonuses/promotions from this post. Sat., April 9 – 1:11am: Opened a Tangerine (chequing) account (entered a friend’s Orange Key to receive a $50 bonus; my Orange Key is 45730328S1 🙂 ) […]

Personal Finance and Loyalty

Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

Each of us has our own particular financial set-up: a chequing account and credit card with Bank A, savings account with Bank B, and investments at Bank C. In this post I will go through “bank loyalty”, the importance of having our banks work for us, and provide an outline of my personal financial set-up (which […]

Social Media and Spring Cleaning

Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 12:08 pm

My approach and philosophy towards social media is similar to the idea of supermarkets and produce. In this post I’ll go over my philosophy, as well as why I think it’s important to do some spring cleaning. I will also share a tool/app I’ve created (and made open source) which allows you to quickly clean […]