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.
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 edges are also quite harsh and feel slightly sharp rather than being smooth as I excepted.
You can find reference to the sharp edges here and how they are fixed in their III model, shame on you PC Specialist for not offering Lafité II buyers a resolution to this issue: https://www.bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/laptops/pc-specialist-lafite-iii-review/1/
After 4/5 months the laptop developed a screen and track pad issue. I found this rather surprising for such a new product to develop two separate issues within 6 months, I thought I was unlucky! The screen would flicker and randomly turn off, this continued to get worse until the screen no longer turned on at all. The track pad would persistently become stuck when left or right clicked. I request a RMA on the 28/06/2016 which cost me I believe approx ~£35. PC specialist should of covered the fee for this RMA due to the how soon the issue occurred, however they did not.
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 directly to Asus.
The Netgear DM200 is relatively simple to set up for use with BT VDSL (BT fibre products). The DM200 is a modem + router combo but does not have wireless access.
TL;DR: DM200 is very slow to setup the first time. Change it to Modem only mode and configure your chosen router with ISP settings.
It is possible to use the BT Smart Hub (aka homehub 6) with your own third party router. However, if you connect the BT Smart Hub straight to your router without changing some of the settings you will most likely encounter issues.
I won’t list the reasons that you would want to use a third party router, for me I wanted to use it in a Dual WAN setup with my Asus RT-AC68U.
There are 4 steps things that need to be done to ensure good compatibility. The steps are as follows:
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 of foam).
- Not memory foam.
- Soft to medium.
- It should be relatively quiet when moved and not make a scrunching sound.
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 the A6210 on Windows 10. These drivers may also work with the Netgear A6200, but I haven’t tested them.
- Luxury smooth parallax scrolling
- Powered by skrollr for animations
- Works on mobile
Latest build of mozjpeg complied with MinGW
There are millions of WordPress sites online currently. This makes it a big target for hackers, as an exploit can mean a large amount of sites can be attacked.
Now I’m no security expert and by no means is this everything you should do, but I think I have the basics down and these are my minimal recommendations for all self hosted WordPress sites.
Always keep Wordpress installations up to date. Not only to these add nice new features they also fix bugs that could otherwise leave your site vulnerable to hackers.
All passwords should be long and complex. This means they should be 14+ characters and contain letters (upper and lower), numbers & symbols for maximum protection.
Here is a site to generate random passwords: http://passwordsgenerator.net/