Recently updated articles


Recently updated, corrected, and modified articles; in order of most recently modified.

  1. LastPass quietly deprecates Firefox for Android extension

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    Update : I’ve personally decided to switch from LastPass to Bitwarden on Android and desktop. I’ll post something about Bitwarden at a later time.

  2. TP-Link repeater firmware squanders 715 MB/month

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    Update : TP-Link have issued firmware updates to address this issue.

  3. Firefox 57 with a new and more distracting New Tab experience

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    Update : As expected, Mozilla has now announced plans to show ads among the recommendations.

  4. What is really the difference between TP-Link RE650 and RE500? Firmware limits.

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    Update : I’ve now heard from three readers who’ve tried to install the firmware from the RE650 on the RE500. The installation will fail with a message saying the update failed a checksum test.

  5. Automatically contribute to funding the web with the new Flattr extension

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    Update : You can check how much you pay in fees and how much each Flattr token is worth using the Flattr worth and fee calculator.

  6. Best practices for caching of syndication feeds for feed readers and publishers

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    Update : Read the followup article Permanent redirects are supposed to be permanent for more details.

  7. Worst time to buy a new Lenovo laptop?

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    Update : In an settlement with the US FCC, Lenovo must now seek consent from the customer before they install any crapware on their computers. The Register has the story.

  8. Review of Linode VPS – 2 GB RAM plan for /month

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    Update : The following section is no longer relevant as Linode no longer disables SELinux nor replaces Fedora’s Kernel for new VPS instances as of Fedora 27.

  9. My experience with Let’s Encrypt

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    Update : The specific issue above was caused by Let’s Encrypt. However, upon reviewing my logs (I really do keep logs for that long) I’ve also found that some of the failures were caused by enforcing SELinux polices. See Allowing OCSP stapling in Apache Web Server with SELinux policies for details on that.

    Update : The above recommendation is outdated, and Let’s Encrypt is now suitable for use for juts about every website except those with exceptionally high compatibility requirements for fringe and oudated devices.

  10. mDNS and DNS‐SD slowly making their way into Windows 10

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    Update : The optional ‘Device discovery’ setting, part of Developer mode, now uses mDNS to announce the device on the network. It’ unclear whether this will be on by default outside of developer mode at a later time.

  11. Updated: CDNSun, KeyCDN, and BunnyCDN, budget content delivery networks compared

  12. Updated: Microsoft adding Ogg, Theora, and Vorbis open media formats to Windows 10

  13. Updated: Strip out the ads and pay websites directly with Brave browser

  14. Updated: Brave Browser: why not make the payment platform a browser extension?

  15. Updated: Apple News app getting its own User-Agent for analytics in iOS 10

  16. Updated: Mac’s weird little “Default Browser Helper” plug‐in injected into all web browsers

  17. Updated: Comparing and contrasting Uncomplicated Firewall and FirewallD

  18. Updated: Workaround for black screen in Unity games under Linux with glibc 2.25

  19. Updated: What I learned after 30 minutes with ReFS

  20. Updated: Lenovo OneKey Optimizer review

  21. Updated: Open links force-opened in Microsoft Edge in your default browser

  22. Updated: Isn’t it high time Apple enabled the OS X firewall by default?

  23. Updated: I regret transferring my domains to Hover

  24. Updated: Understanding AdSense’s new “Ad balance” option

  25. Updated: Embed a JavaScript CDN in your web browser with Decentraleyes