Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Prevent Windows 10 spying, the easy way

Windows 10 is one of the most controversial Windows releases to date, due to one major thing: privacy. However, in this tutorial, I'll show you a very easy tool that even novice users can use to help cut down on the Windows 10 tracking (telemetry, etc). I wrote this one up kinda fast, but I think that everyone can learn from this.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Scorpion

Via: Genius
Over the past couple of days, I've been listening to Drake's latest release, "Scorpion." Drake has been all over the news lately -- I mean, really. It's hard to avoid this man because social media is part of his blood and his affinity for attracting beef with other artists is unparalleled by any other rapper in the modern age.

I felt that I should write about my sentiments towards him and his recent drama with Pusha-T, partly because I haven't written anything on here and while and also because it's important to me. I am a heavy Drake listener, listening to him over 10,000 times -- and that's only when Last.fm started recording the statistics. I am in the "Top Listeners" board for many of his tracks.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Spotify removing artists from their algorithmic playlists ruins the point

In recent news, Spotify has decided to remove R. Kelly and others from their editorial and algorithmic playlists, due to a new "hateful content and conduct" policy. Like any situation where a company decides to enter the social realm and take a stance on something, it has people all over the spectrum up in arms about it.


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."