Script toggles for DNS over HTTPS on public Wi-Fi

DNS over HTTPS has been fun to try out. I’ve been using Cloudflare’s command line client/service/proxy configuration and working through some of the quirks with day to day use. In a nutshell: A DNS proxy is setup on your local machine that makes DNS over HTTPS requests to Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 servers. Your configured… Continue reading Script toggles for DNS over HTTPS on public Wi-Fi

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A personal history of tracking people on websites

This is me trying to figure out why. In the earlier days of the web—that I remember—we all used counter scripts. I don’t know where they came from, but every place that hosted sites seemed to also have a cgi-bin directory. If you were lucky, you could find some sort of count.cgi script written in… Continue reading A personal history of tracking people on websites

Hints for when I configure OpenVPN and Tunnelblick the next time

I've gone through the process of configuring OpenVPN and Tunnelblick at least twice before and I never seem to get it right on the first or second try. This time I'll document a few of the paint points that I experienced even while following the excellent Digital Ocean guide to configuring OpenVPN on CentOS 6.… Continue reading Hints for when I configure OpenVPN and Tunnelblick the next time

What’s the right USB-C to HDMI adapter for a Dell XPS 13″ 9350 running Ubuntu 16.10

  When I first got my Dell XPS 13″ 9350 (Developer Edition), I needed an adapter so that I could power an HDMI display via the laptop’s USB-C port. After poking around for a few minutes, it seemed like the DA200 USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0 adapter was the right choice. It works with plenty of Dell… Continue reading What’s the right USB-C to HDMI adapter for a Dell XPS 13″ 9350 running Ubuntu 16.10

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Things I learned (or broke) while trying to fix my wireless in Ubuntu 16.10

I’ve had a series of strange issues with my Dell XPS 13 9350 DE under Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and now 16.10. Bouncing around between versions has helped some things, but this strange wireless issue seems to have followed me around. Everything works just fine for X amount of time and then the wireless will just drop.  In… Continue reading Things I learned (or broke) while trying to fix my wireless in Ubuntu 16.10