Showing posts from February, 2012

Why I Prefer Firefox Over Chrome

Firefox is an open source browser which can be used across most operating systems today. It has been ported to Windows, Linux, Macs and BSD. Most GNU/Linux distributions come installed with Firefox as default browser. Recently, Google's Chrome browser has captured the hearts and minds of geeks rapidly staking a market share that sets it in a course to challenge Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox. It is the fastest browser and it hands over the web as soon as you can type that first character in the address bar.

I have an annoyance over Chrome that I don't experience in Firefox.

Bookmarking  I like to depend on bookmarks and use them whenever I open the browser. I've used both the Firefox bookmarks and the Chrome bookmarks and have come to the conclusion that the Firefox system with its tags is a superior bookmark system. Now that Firefox also has sync and can upload the bookmarks to its server for backup and …

Using DNSCRYPT With Arch Linux

DNSCRYPT is software which encrypts data sent from your computer to your dns. Your computer needs dns to give it a map of the internet. Unfortunately, this 'last mile' is often the target of 'man-in-the-middle attack'. By encrypting the traffic to the dns from your computer, security is improved. So how do you enable dnscrypt?

I have arch installed in my computer. Here's how I did it.

First download dnscrypt from AUR and compile it.  Download it here. Unpack the tarball using the terminal.

$cd [download_directory]

$tar -xzf dnscrypt-proxy.tar.xz

then $cd dnscrypt-proxy

and $makepkg --asroot

to compile the package.

Use pacman to install the package.

$pacman -U dnscrypt-proxy-0.8-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz

You now have dnscrypt installed. Change your DNS settings to

$nano /etc/resolv.conf

and edit nameserver then save it.

Restart the daemon. $/etc/rc.d/network restart

Then start the dnscrypt-proxy daemon. $/usr/sbin/dnscrypt-proxy --daemonize

Restart the daemon.…

Let's Put It To A Vote Shall We?

"We should not be putting civil rights issues to a popular vote to be subject to the sentiments, the passions of the day. No minority should have their rights subject to the passions and sentiments of the majority. This is a fundamental bedrock of what our nation stands for."

-- Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker

Shoulder Surgery Buddies

The Terminator and Judge Dredd needed shoulder surgery.

A Sign You Can Believe In

Via: Buzzfeed

Take Some Feedback

Speakers and politicians should learn how to take feedback from their audience. Kids are like the litmus test for the length of your speech.