Category Archives: Techie

Downloading Your Google Data with Google Takeout

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 10:42 am

Using Google Takeout, you are able to download your data from various Google products such as Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, Calendar, Photos, etc. This is useful for a number of reasons such as having an offline backup, migrating to another service, or doing some spring-cleaning.

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 […]

ScriptSafe: what’s coming to Chrome syncing

Monday, December 4, 2017 @ 11:15 pm

In the past few days I’ve released ScriptSafe for Firefox and pushed out updates for Chrome and Opera. There were some new features, but what’s notable is the work behind syncing which I will detail in this post.