A year ago, the Canadian government made some changes to how its citizens can be held liable for downloading copyrighted materials. Right away, I signed up with a reputable anonymity provider, PrivateInternetAccess.com. Easy to set up and affordable. I liked it so much I signed up as an affiliate (vpn.promptcare.ca) but they've just announced a…Read more
Get your laptop’s F1-F12 keys behaving like function keys.
This is, I'll admit, one of those things I just never got around to looking up but came across this today. Laptops usually double-up the jobs of the Function keys (that top row of F1-F12) to do things like toggle the Wireless adapter on/off, or change the screen brightness and so on. Usually, you hold…Read more
Prevent a CryptoWall infection
Cryptowall and its variants are nasty little viruses that not only hold entire computer hostage but encrypt all your documents/files as part of the process. Only a proper backup can restore the files once the infection is in place. I can get rid of the virus but I can't undo the damage it does. Prevention is…Read more