Category Archive: Internet

Jan 02 2014

Can’t watch Netflix! Comcast disrupting connection?

There are many online content providers, from Google Play to Amazon Prime. However, the one with the best content selection for the price is still Netflix. Netflix is an amazing service, especially considering the price. Unfortunately I can only fully utilize this service if my internet connection can support it. Now ideally, I pay my …

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Aug 23 2013

VolumeDrive Down | August 2013

UPDATES AT BOTTOM OF POST I have been using a VPS from VolumeDrive for quite some time now. To be honest, I don’t know why I still have it. I have reviewed VolumeDrive before and the review was mostly positive but it seems that all the trouble I am having just isn’t worth the price. …

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Jun 17 2013

Facebook Implements Hashtags

Facebook recently announced their implementation of hashtags. They have begun to implement the use of hashtags in status updates for select users and soon plan to allow every user to have access to the feature. hashtags will allow users to tag their posts and search for similar posts that share the same hashtags.

Feb 23 2013

Hotmail Suffers Extra Long Outage – Microsoft Fails To Acknowledge Feb 2013

It’s one thing to have downtime. It happens to everyone, sometime something just goes wrong and fail and there is nothing you can do about it other than get to work and try to fix the problem. In addition it is your responsibility to keep users up to date as to why they can’t access …

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Dec 23 2012

Three Free Domain Name Providers

Free Domain name as are great. Although I wouldn’t necessarily use them for an important website due to the chance that they may not be here tomorrow but they are great for testing and small non critical web sites. Below is a list that I compiled of my top five free domain name providers.

Nov 14 2012

Co.cc Domain Registrar Offline – November 2012

Yesterday, 11-13-12, I noticed that some of my websites were not working. At first I thought it was a server issue but it turns out something is going on with my domain registrar, co.cc. Their main page is not loading and none of their domains are mapping out as well. It is hard to find …

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Nov 03 2012

Google Search Background Images Going Away

I myself am one amongst the many that use a custom background for their Google homepage. I have used the same one for more than 5 years and I like it quite a bit. Google has just started displaying a notice that on November 16, 2012 they will be doing away with the background images …

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Oct 01 2012

The Pirate Bay Offline October 2012

Today, October 1st 2012, thepiratebay.se has been offline. Many say that this is due to a raid by Swedish police. Others say that it was a simple power failure on The Pirate Bay’s side. Both TorrentFreak and The Pirate Bay’s Facebook page have confirmed what is really going on.

Sep 10 2012

GoDaddy DNS Taken Down – Thousands Of Sites Offline

As of this writing, September 10 2012, thousands of websites are currently offline. This is due to major Domain provider GoDaddy experiencing an attack on their name servers. This means that even if your website is hosted elsewhere but its domain is registered and hosted at GoDaddy it will be offline.

Jul 12 2012

Check If Your Yahoo Account Was Hacked

As many of you probably already know Yahoo Voices was recently hacked with 450 thousand accounts compromised.After publishing the article I noticed that many of the people viewing the post were interested in find out if their accounts were one of the ones compromised. I didn’t want to link to the text file with all …

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Jul 12 2012

Yahoo Hacked – 450K Passwords Leaked

Now it was Yahoo’s turn to get hacked. A group that goes by the name of D33D has broken into the Yahoo database using a SQL exploit and gained access to 450 thousand Yahoo user accounts. They published the list of hacked account online. This list included the emails and passwords of 450 thousand Yahoo …

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May 18 2012

Comcast to Upgrade Data Cap

Earlier this week Comcast announced that their long time standing 250 gigabyte data cap will increase to 300 gigabytes of data. Also instead of cutting off anyone that exceeds this cap twice in a six month period; they now plan to charge an overage charge of $10 per fifty gigabytes, very much like ones issued …

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May 16 2012

The Pirate Bay Offline May 2012 – Under DDoS Attack – Updated

The Pirate Bay occasionally goes offline for maintenance here and there but they are usually up within a few hours. Well, for about the past two days The Pirate Bay has been offline but not due to maintenance. The Pirate Bay is currently under a DDoS attack rendering the website unusable in certain parts of …

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Mar 20 2012

The Pirate Bay Drones – Low Orbiting Server Stations

So on Tuesday, March 18, The Pirate Bay posted onto their blog about a new plan they have been thinking of. Now with the recent troubles the online community has been running into, TPB is considering moving their servers onto drone planes that would orbit the earth in a low path. Below is the post …

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Feb 01 2012

The Pirate Bay Changes Domain to .SE To Prevent Seizure

After the recent movements of anti-piracy organizations; The Pirate Bay has decided that it would be in its best interest to change from their .org domain to a .SE top level domain to prevent running the risk of having their domain seized.

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