Category Archives: How To

Firefox Container Tabs

Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 4:28 pm

What I’d consider to be Firefox’s killer feature is its Container Tabs: allowing you to “contain” websites, and associated cookies, into various containers.  It even colour-codes the tabs with a subtle bottom line to provide you the tab’s context.

Moving to a Data-Only Mobile Plan

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 6:10 pm

Recently my former cell phone carrier – Public Mobile – proposed a fee increase of 25% (Feb. 15th, 2018) before retracting their proposal the next day in response to over ~1,600 CCTS complaints filed within a day-and-a-half. Their announcement includes the following statement: “While all good things must come to an end at some point […]

Setting up the XiaoMi XiaoFang Security Camera

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 8:54 am

The XiaoMi XiaoFang is an excellent budget indoors security camera. The only catch is that XiaoMi has attempted to make it harder to use outside of China. This post will help you get around the georestriction and customize the XiaoFang.

Setting Up Your Very Own Travel Router

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

In this blog post I will recommend and go through how to set up your very own travel router, which you would connect to an existing network and have your very own (secure) wifi network no matter where you go.

Creating Your Own Superpowered VPN Server

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

I’ve always been wary of connecting to public wifi hotspots, so the past few days I’ve been playing around with setting up a VPN server for personal use. It took a while, but I’m quite pleased with the result and wanted to share the steps I took.