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Block Advertisements in ANY Browser via /etc/hosts

I have been getting more and more tired of Firefox lately. Tired of the bloat. The unreliability. The gecko engine. I’ve been tinkering with alternate browsers such as Midori (which is *great*, assuming you can get >=0.1.6), Arora and Chromium. I think WebKit is the browser engine of the future, and with these browsers it… Read More »

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Help Needed: Auto-Configure Proxy Settings via DHCP

At home I run my own DHCP, DNS and Squid proxy. I implemented the proxy because my DSL connection is pretty bad and anything I can do to improve that goes a long way.  Now my proxy works fine, but the issue that I’m running into is having it auto-configure the browser(s) on each machine… Read More »

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DNS Hiccup

We had a DNS hiccup overnite. My apologies. There always seems to be something that gets missed when doing a server migration. Turns out, when I cut off the old server, there were still DNS entries pointed there that I had missed. I believe this problem has been solved. Again, my apologies for the downtime.

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Server Migration Complete

Well it appears that the server migration is complete, and so far I am very happy with the results.  First of all, I don’t think there was much downtime, if any at all.  The only oddity that I encountered was regarding DNS propogation, and there is only so much you can do about that.  Here… Read More »

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Tunnel Web and DNS Traffic Over SSH

I have been tunneling all of my web traffic over an encrypted SSH connection for some time now. Considering the fact that I travel a lot, I’m very regularly on untrusted, insecure networks. I prefer to secure those connections (web, IM, email, etc) by creating an encrypted SSH connection and pushing the traffic through it.… Read More »

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Enhance Your Network Connection With OpenDNS

I blogged about openDNS last year, but recently I was reminded about how nice this service is.  OpenDNS can do a number of things for your network connection, either residential or commercial.  If you’d like to hear more about OpenDNS please visit the OpenDNS site. Using OpenDNS on Ubuntu 8.04 There are two ways to… Read More »

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How To Setup OpenDNS On Ubuntu

I had heard about OpenDNS a while ago but for some reason never looked much into it. A magazine article tonight reminded me about OpenDNS so I thought I’d take a look. Well, I’m happy that I did so far. I thought I would outline a few steps for you to get OpenDNS setup on… Read More »

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