Always include the date of publication and the date the webpage was last reviewed to make your website appear more trustworthy.
My Lenovo laptop’s battery discharged and it caused Windows 8 to believe the current year was 2126.
Stop losing search-engine referrals by forgetting to include blindingly obvious keywords like your business’ location and dates.
It’s difficult to back up your things on a platform not built for being backed up.
How to get different web browsers to handle commas and periods as decimal marks in . State of web browser support is still limited.
Apply felt pads to your laptop’s feet to lift it up from the table. It’ll help to reduce the fan noise and keep it cool.
I’ve reviewed the TLS configuration security of Norwegian banks. Many don’t follow best security practices.
Set up your Nikola-powered blog to work with Windows Live Tiles using my new plugin.
Lenovo is in the dog-house over security issues and bundling adware on their PCs.
You shouldn’t use a Windows Administrative account for your everyday use. Setup one basic and one admin account to increase security.
Windows has become your password manager, but it also syncs all your credentials to Microsoft. Should you trust it with the keys to your digital kingdom?
Learn how to make an Opera sidebar extension using this simple demo extension that showcases how it’s done.
How to recover unsaved documents from a still-running GEdit on a crashed Linux desktop windowing session.
A clever Purchase button design featuring a Futurama meme really impressed me.
Windows has long had a My Games folder, but many games insist on saving your game-progress to My Documents instead.
Review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 1370 hybrid tablet/laptop.
My experiences running Debian Linux on the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 1370 laptop. What worked out of the box and what needed fixing.
The problems search engines have with understanding what we mean when searching with emojis.
My colleagues and I in the Desktop Team at Opera Software in Oslo, Norway were laid off this week.
I’ve re-reviewed the TLS configurations of Norwegian banks in light of the attention my last review got.
I’ve migrated all my websites to DigitalOcean and saved 85% on hosting compared to my previous VPS provider.
Set up redirects from variations of .html to the canonical document location. Stop losing traffic to simple-to-recover-from typos.
Nikola has already supported RSS feeds. You now also get feature-rich Atom feeds starting with version 7.4.
Shouldn’t purchase buttons say “Rent” rather than “Buy” for digital media?
How Digital Rights Management technology has impacted my life.
An Android competitor has much better security and privacy tools than the original Android from Google.
A millionaire is obsessed with funding an asteroid defense system, but will it be too late to save Earth after all?
My new plugin for generating JSON with your most recent posts in Nikola.
How to update to a newer Intel graphics drivers from the Debian testing release on Debian stable.
Two programs struggle for control over your resolv.conf of you’ve installed Debian from an IPv6-capable network.
Which file formats are supported in which version of Microsoft Word 2016 on which platform?
Microsoft got trashed by the security community for failing to deploy a firewall by default in Windows. Why are Apple products not given the same scrutiny?
Humans mistype ww. or wwww. all the time. Set up a wild card domain to catch and redirect all these simple mistakes to not lose out on traffic.
I’ve used Android Wear for the last two months. It’s not all “OK Google”.
Windows 10 introduces a new feature that freely shares all your Wi-Fi passwords with your Outlook, Skype, and Facebook contacts.
EA’s Origin game client puts customer’s security and privacy at risk. Fails to encrypt login data and direct messages exchanged between users.
How to download all your iTunes music purchases in one go without having to manually download one album at a time.
Windows Mail app doesn’t support everyday IMAP features like LIST SPECIAL-USE and prefers old-school TLS over STARTTLS.
Recreate any missing special-purpose folders in Microsoft OneDrive by following these single-click folder-recreation links.
How to set up music library syncing from iTunes to Microsoft OneDrive and Groove Music.
Always use ISO 8601: the definitive date format for use in web publications.
Learn the commands to open the Windows Settings app from the Run dialog, Command Prompt (cmd), and PowerShell.
Make your website appear as a suggested search engine in Microsoft Edge using a OpenSearch auto-discovery.
Reading modes are non-standard and browser vendors can’t even agree on what URI schema to use for it.
Set up redirects for from URLs with too many forward-slashes in the URL path to a URL normalized addresses.
More games are being released episodically. However, the Xbox Store won’t keep you up to date on new game episode releases to series you’ve previously purchased.
How to start an
- list element from a different start number than one.
Learn what the Lenovo OneKey Optimizer really does (not much) and whether it’s worth keeping it installed.
Set up the Horde webmail and application suite on Linux. Step-by-step instructions to get it up and running.
Windows developers should stop installing program shortcuts in Start menu subfolders. It’s so Windows 98 and reduces their app’s exposure.
I’ve implemented support for sections/categories in Nikola, the static website generator built on Python.
Debian will try to redirect you to the nearest mirror service. However, this can be detrimental to cache-hit ratios when running a local HTTP caching service.
Grindr doesn’t use HTTPS-encryption allowing network operators and man-in-the-middle attackers to intercept private pics in the app.
Review of the excellent FileLocator (Agent Ransack) desktop search tool for Windows.
How to factory-reset an Asus RP-AC52 Wi-Fi repeater. For whatever reason, ASUS doesn’t tell you how to do it in the manual.
Protect against device fingerprinting using installed fonts by automatically cycling through a set of randomly installed fonts.
The EFF’s Privacy Badger extension auto-detects and blocks websites that track you across websites. It also breaks more websites the more you use it.
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Popular mDNS-utility Avahi sees first update in three years address multiple issues.
Windows 10 is working on adopting widely deployed network-discovery protocols used by every other device class.
Google is the only company that seems able to deliver good Android smartphones.
I tried out the new Sense sleep monitoring system and its kind-of-stupid “smart” alarm clock.
TWINUI is a component of the Windows operating system. It’s often mistaken for an email client or a PDF reader.
Use Java APIs instead of Android’s URI API to avoid Android’s mishandling of IPv6 literal addresses.
Microsoft went back on promised features in Office 365.
Out with one vaguely sci-fi inspired name and in with another one!
Patreon leaked customer email addresses and Bitcoin extortion spammers got hold of the leaked database.
You can participate in the ad-auction and out-bit the worst online ads for just a few dollars per month.
I’ve been burned one too many times over launch-day issues and poor quality control on new game titles. I’m a paying customer and not a beta tester!