Sunday, April 15, 2018

Techman's World is now TLS-only!

Hello everyone!

Although it seems I lay dormant in these parts, I did have some time to swing by and notice that Blogger added a global SSL/TLS option for custom domain blogs. For those that aren't aware, it's actually another automated application of the free certificate platform Let's Encrypt, which I've personally used already for bringing trusted certificates to Techtronix servers.

I have set up all pages to redirect to the secured versions now, and I have tweaked Disqus to now work on these new pages. You should not encounter any mysterious mixed content errors, but if you do, don't hesitate to get in touch with me via the comments below or the contact form.

I am deciding on whether it would be worth it to write a small tutorial for enabling SSL connectivity on custom-domain Blogger sites, as it wouldn't be too difficult. For those that want to jump right to it, it's featured in the "Settings" area on the Blogger dashboard.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Burger King's new ad "Whopper Neutrality" shows how the world would be without fairness in the burger space

Yesterday, Burger King released a joke advertisement (embedded below) demonstrating what the effects of repealing net neutrality would look like if it affected the world of burgers at their restaurants.

From the description of their video, they write "The repeal of Net Neutrality is a hot topic in America, but it can be very difficult to understand. That’s why the BURGER KING® brand created WHOPPER® Neutrality, a social experiment that explains the effects of the repeal of Net Neutrality by putting it in terms anyone can understand: A WHOPPER® sandwich."

Monday, December 18, 2017

Techman's World Turns 6! 🎂🎉

Even though I don't post a lot, following annual tradition I'd like to announce that this site is now a whopping 6 years old! I can remember the birth of this place like it happened yesterday...I was awake around 1:22 AM fooling around on the internet on how to make my own blog/website, and I eventually started Techman's World on the Blogger platform. That said, every 18th of December adds another notch to the metaphorical rope that is the life of Techman's World.

However, there are some sad things to note about this time. 2017 has been the slowest year on the site in its history, and it's been on a steady decline ever since its beginning. The reasoning behind all of this is virtually the same as what I said last year: writer's block, lack of product reviews, technology desensitization, etc.

I do have some stuff in the works, but there's no telling when I'll actually complete it. I have tutorials in the works for migrating from LastPass to KeePass, and a few Name & Shame posts on terrible hosting companies (such as HostSailor) and marketing companies alike, the latter of which continues to send junk to my inbox and are quite rude when told that I'm not interested.

As always, I'm active on IRC, and especially Techtronix. Instructions for dropping into the network lounge and saying hello can be found here.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

JRummy Apps, after being acquired by Maple Media, is pushing unsolicited advertisements to devices with Root Checker installed

Well, it didn't take long. After the recent announcement by Android Police stating that popular Android root utility app developer JRummy Apps have been acquired by a Chinese front-end firm Maple Media, based in San Francisco, the cancerous results have already found their way onto people's devices.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

OpenMailBox Removes IMAP Support For Free Accounts Due To 'Expense'

OpenMailBox Home Page
OpenMailBox Home Page
As many already know here, I don't typically report news anymore, but this caught my attention since I use OpenMailBox to power my network service's email messages and I've been monitoring their service outage over the past few days while they upgrade their "software."