If Chrome Browser acts like you’re in another country, try clearing just the right cookie

I was working in Germany for a month. I used travelocity.com while in my hotel room. The hotel's internet provider was German, and that internet provider's geographic location was evident to travelocity.com. That means their webserver assumed I wanted the German version of their site, so it did a…

Nov 26 2014

Insecure about using public WiFi? Connect to your home's OpenVPN appliance, for free.

Last year, I was pondering new ways to remotely surf the web securely, privately, from my home's IP address, even when far away from my home. The concern wasn't so much about my internet provider, Cox Communications, from knowing what I'm doing. It was more about securing in-the-clear…

Jul 5 2014

Display your iOS and Android devices on Windows, using Reflector and Droid @ Screen

When speaking publicly, it's certainly handy to be able to show a live demo of a smartphone or tablet, on the projected image. It's also best to not have to assume anything about the facility you'll be presenting at, if possible, relying instead on USB cables that'll also serve to keep your gear…

May 4 2014