Chaos In Tomato-Land

My Tomato router, actually a Linksys E3200 with Tomato software installed, was getting a bit outdated. I’ve let quite a number of software versions pass by, and a couple of days ago, I thought I should finally get around to updating it. It was painless the last time. It should be quite straightforward nowadays, like how pfSense has become. Unfortunately, it wasn’t…

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Blink Wireless Security Camera

Home security cameras that transmit data wirelessly are not new. The Blink wireless security camera is a bit different though. You see, it is truly wireless. It doesn’t need a wired powered source. Instead, the Blink camera runs on two AA lithium batteries for up to two years. It’s a wireless camera you can truly place anywhere, no wires needed. The Blink…

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USB Memory Drive Cufflinks

James Bond would have found these useful. Even loved them. Perhaps Ethan Hunt too. These cufflinks look exquisite on dress shirts. But a secret feature within them turns these cufflinks into a working USB flash drive. It’s really cool when you need to surreptitiously carry a flash drive, or just in case you need one in a hurry. These cool Voute cufflinks from Eminence Cufflinks…

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Test My Site With Google

Google is determined to make the web better. PageSpeed Insights, which I mentioned last year, is a great tool for owners to quickly determine how their websites fare, in terms of mobile speed, desktop speed, and usability on mobile devices. It’s still roughly the same thing, but Google has moved that to testmysite.withgoogle.com. The new test tool isn’t actually completely new. It’s…

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StarTech.com USB C to SATA Adapter Cable

Another one of those accessories needed as we transition into the new world of USB Type-C ports is this StarTech.com USB-C to SATA adapter cable. This is used to connect a 2.5-inch drive, including both SSDs and hard disk drives, to a USB-C port on your computer. This adapter essentially converts a bare drive that you have lying around into a portable…

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SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive

We all know it’s only a matter of time that more USB Type-C (USB-C) devices will creep into our lives. Sooner or later, we would be buying USB-C stuffs. Here I have my first USB-C flash drive. It’s a SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Drive. It’s basically a regular flash drive, with that new USB-C port. So since presumably we’re all…

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More Breakdowns on East-West Line from February

With the completion of sleeper replacement works, speed limits on the East-West Line (EWL) will return to the normal 80 km/h, allowing for faster train rides. Don’t be too happy though. With faster train movements, we should expect greater wear-and-tear, likely resulting in more breakdowns in the system overall. Train faults, track faults, power faults, sleepers sure also can fault. That…

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No Bola at Cocoa Colony

Many moons ago, we came across this nice dessert shop. They offered, among other things, this interesting Cocoa Bola, which I had blogged about previously. I see their stores around from time to time, and I’ve been meaning to go back there to eat again that Cocoa Bola. We finally got around to making a purposeful trip to to Cocoa Colony. We were…

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AGVA Notebook Sleeve

I’ve been looking around for a simple sleeve to carry my notebook in, and I recently found this AGVA notebook sleeve that seems to work for me. It’s quite basic, and looks good enough, something I can conveniently take around for a meeting across a couple of buildings away. For a while, I’ve been making do with a padded envelope to carry around…

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Browser Autofill Leaking Data

Our computers, and IT in general, are fraught with all sorts of security issues. Every day, I read about something or other that will give rise to concerns. Most of the time, they don’t demand immediate action from casual computer users. But once a while, there’s something that perhaps everyone should check out and take action if needed. Reported in The Guardian…

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