Category Archives: Techie

Getting Started with Ruby (on Rails)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 11:50 pm

As a developer, it is important to keep your mind active and concurrently learn new languages while creating random (and fun) projects. I had the opportunity to play around with Ruby a couple of years ago but got side-tracked with school, co-op and contract work, but to get back on track, I’ve been going through […]

[TECH] Analyzing How the FBI Tracked a TOR Site Operator

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

The indictment document which details how the FBI went about tracking, identifying, and ultimately arresting the operator of the “Silk Road” drug site is available online, and I’ve taken a look to summarize their process.

[GUIDE] Setting Up Your Home Wireless Router

Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

I’ll be sharing some of my best practices that I do when I set up wireless routers, integrating ad/tracker blocking, OpenDNS, as well as a few other optimizations, with the help of customized builds of the Tomato router firmware.

[HOWTO] Debrick Your Router

Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 12:13 am

While setting up my new router (a Linksys E900), I accidently bricked it (brick as in an incomplete firmware upgrade that caused it to not function properly). Moral of the story: don’t do firmware upgrades over a wireless connection; always do it through a LAN/Ethernet cable. Luckily, I have some experience debricking routers, so I’ve […]