Month: April 2014 blog archive
Blank New Tab in Chrome - 24 Apr 2014

Chrome keeps changing the layout of the new tab page, but I just want a blank page that loads quickly. The Empty New Tab extension almost did what I wanted, but I didn’t like the blank titles. It was like staring into soulless eyes. So I created a new extension, dubbed Quick New Tab. It’s […]

Categories: Web browsers
Cheap SSL Certificate For Single Domains - 09 Apr 2014

First off, if you already run an SSL-enabled server, update your SSL certificates immediately. You can use this tool to see if your site is vulnerable to HeartBleed, a serious issue in OpenSSL. If you want to enable SSL for your web site or to spend less for your SSL certificates, read on. There are […]

Categories: Security,Technology,Web hosting
Can You Spot the Liar? - 04 Apr 2014

The New York times has an entertaining test to see if you can spot the liar. I got 8/10 correct and found it easier to guess after only watching the first few seconds of the video. I wanted to watch one video again, but I couldn’t. I’m guessing that’s intentional, so make sure to pay […]

Categories: News,Science
The Imminent Demise of Windows XP - 01 Apr 2014

If you’re one of the 30% of desktop users still running Windows XP, the countdown is nearly over. On April 8, 2014 (seven days from now) Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, will no longer support Windows XP. This means no more security updates from Microsoft and device manufacturers (i.e. cameras, phones, etc) may decide to […]

Categories: Computers