Home Networking Tips and Giving Superpowers to the TP-Link Archer C7

Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 6:32 pm

There are many good resources on setting up and tweaking home networks, but I just wanted to put this post together as a compilation of all the best practices I’ve come across over the past ~15 years. I’ll also describe how to move away from proprietary firmware to open-source firmware for the TP-Link Archer C7 wireless router.

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 […]