Showing posts from December, 2015

Four Ways to Improve Your Home Internet Speed

So I'm trying to load a webpage off the internet, it's taking forever. I notice the ads are severely slowing up the pace at which I work on the web. Then I have one of those thoughts. You know, those thoughts that turn into hours of research. I wondered if I could block ads on my entire network to improve both throughput and reduce annoyances to all devices that are connected to my router. The answer was yes, well sort of.
Right now our network consists of two WRT54Gs. One is running DDWRT, an aftermarket firmware, and the other is factory. While the DDWRT version is accessible, it's being utilised as a network bridge. The factory WRT54 firmware is unfortunately restricted to only four websites that it can block within it's firmware filters. So that's why I targeted was Google's Ad network, AdSense. (Do not ask why I don't update the firmware on this router or buy a new one.... just go with me on this.)
This may seem somewhat counterintuitive since this (c…

Finding India in Greensboro

There's been the question if I'm back. I'm not sure that I have an answer to that. I did finally unpack after three months, so I'd say I'm getting there.

I've taken the whole Netflix and Chill phenomenon to a whole new level. Watching every single Bollywood movie available for streaming. I was then led to a dilemma of having to fill my appetite for India in new way, by actually leaving the house. Of course, having been rear-ended a few weeks ago and being busy with job interviews and applications, I was ecstatic with enthusiasm to actually leave the house and go in search of a ladoo.

What's a ladoo? Ladoos (or ladou) are Indian sweets. I had my first experience with them in Cardiff at Pooja Sweets, so when I found out there's a Indu store within driving distance, I had to go. What I found was a lovely little shop with everything I could ever dream of. I picked up some Chai (tea), some paneer, a few ladoos and a couple of other things.

What a strange, wo…