Author Archives : Thomas Coward

Popular search trends on Google

Using Google trends is a good way to see how a topic changes in popularity over time. This is a quite a naive measurement so it’s more for fun than serious statistics. Note: The graphs are not relative to each other, such as Reddit is not searched more than Facebook, they are only relative to […]

DNS Testing and Results

Cloudflare released access to their DNS service on the 1st of April 2018. I’ve been using it on my router since it was released. I’ve decided to run some basic tests on the DNS popular services available to the general public.

PC Specialist Review – Warning do not buy from them

I purchased a Lafité II on the 27-11-2015 from PC Specialist and received it late December 2015. I was rather disappointed with the laptop after receiving it as it feels and looks cheap. The metal finish quickly became marked and scratched after a few months of what I believe to be careful usage. The metal […]

Asus Dual WAN solutions for webpages or assets failing to load

The performance and features of the Asus Dual WAN varies per build that Asus releases, I recommend using the latest stable build released by Merlin, though in the screenshots below I am using 384.3_alpha3-g0462c71. You can find Merlins builds here: https://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/ Beware that Merlin has no control over Dual WAN, so issues will need to be reported […]

Pillow Reviews

I have tested around 15 pillows, I’ve only slept on 4 of the pillows as most failed preliminary tests. My ideal pillow is: Thin to Medium in thickness. I’m a front and side sleeper so this thickness suits me. Has a slight doughy feeling, not too much though. Doesn’t rebound instantly (like a cheap block […]

How to fix Netgear A6210 on Windows 10 & Windows 8: WiFi Issues, Limited Connectivity, Slow speeds and Disconnecting

The bundled drivers for the A6210 and the ones listed on Netgears site were giving me constant disconnects, saying my connection was limited or failing to connect at all. I have only tested this fix on Windows 10, by using the drivers and settings below I have managed to eliminate the constant issues I was having with […]