Ebay Auction Sniping

If you have ever participated in an auction, you may have sometimes lost what seemed like a very good deal at the very last minute. We will describe here how and why that might happen and how you could as well win an auction at the last minute. Read more »

#TIFF14 and #PepsiPopUp in #Toronto reloaded

Though it's not my first time writing about @PepsiCanada's event, I have taken advantage of it more than once, and this thing called conscience that I have yet to fully drown in alcohol keeps pushing me to give something back. The event is now over, but my t-shirt and gift certificates are still unrealized. Read more »

Bash Aliases FTW

When working on the CLI (command line interface) or, as it is widely known, "the prompt", most people prefer to set certain shortcuts as typing the same thing over and over is not something anyone enjoys. In Linux, such shortcuts are called aliases. This is a continuation from choosing and then . Read more »

How To Quickly Set Up Your VPS

After discussing options in choosing a cheap, low-end, learning VPS, we take a look here at how to set it up for secure use, for when you get a so much for so little, you want to make sure it’s only yours! Read more »

Choosing Your First VPS

Maybe you have run into your current webhost limitations or you discovered that running your own server is cheaper than whatever piecemeal services a dedicated provider might sell you. Or maybe you want to run a service that is either not offered or too expensive for your requirements. Or you consider a VPS an essential part of a mobile lifestyle. Either way, we shall quickly review how to accomplish that. Read more »

GRUB rescue recovery in Multiboot

Finding myself stuck with some outdated Linux distributions on an older Toshiba tablet hybrid (without DVD or CD-ROM drive), I decided to upgrade it to a more modern and useful distribution. Read more »

Cable Modem Router combo default passwords

I recently had difficulties connecting to a cable modem / router combination and since it took me a while to find its default username and password, I decided to share it here. Read more »

Best Mobile Data Provider for Smartphones in Canada

You're traveling to a new country and either because you have a prepaid in your home country without roaming privileges, or because roaming is too expensive, you want to get a local SIM card to send and receive text messages (SMS), check your email and use Google Maps for directions. Where do you go and what do you get? In this series, we’ll have an answer (or more) for you for the countries we are travelling to most often. Today, Canada. Read more »

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