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Firefox Quantum or version 57.0 – How to downgrade

Posted in Browser, Firefox, How to, Internet, Knowledge with tags , , , on November 15, 2017 by Sirusdark

Hello!

Today, my Firefox managed to update itself to version 57.0.0, aka Firefox Quantum. The latest crap from Mozilla.

If you’re like me and hate it, here’s the link to downgrade to the previous version (56.0.2 64bit):

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.2/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 56.0.2.exe

No need to do anything special, just run the installer and you’re done. Firefox will revert to 56.0.2.

I am currently testing this new Firefox to get it to work the way it should and I’ll share my findings as soon as I can. Stay tuned!

Sirus

Happy April Fool’s day!

Posted in E-mail, Humor, Internet with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2016 by Sirusdark

Today is prank day! :D

What did you do? Which prank made you laugh most?

I know one didn’t: Google’s Mic Drop Gmail feature: It could’ve been just a prank feature, but some people at Google thought a good idea to ACTUALLY implement it.

That Mic Drop send button featured did 2 things: it added the famous Minion Mic Drop animated GIF in the e-mail and prevented ALL REPLIES from going in the inbox. People sent important e-mails using this feature; some even reported their regular send button became a Mic Drop reply. Yeah. It backfired big time.

If you’ve been spared and didn’t get to see it in action, check out Google’s official blog : https://goo.gl/ukatBL

https://www.google.ca/images/branding/googlelogo/1x/googlelogo_color_272x92dp.png

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://gmail.googleblog.com/2016/03/introducing-gmail-mic-drop.html
-http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/01/google-disables-april-fools-joke-gmail-mic-drop
-https://goo.gl/

How to filter Internet content easily under 30 seconds

Posted in Browser, Free, Internet, Knowledge, Security with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by Sirusdark

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Hello dear readers & visitors!

A friend of mine recently asked me if there was a way to easily filter web content so his kids and family wouldn’t stumble on adult content or other unwanted content.

Among the most simple solutions, one really stood out. It’s FREE, takes 30 seconds to implement, can be customized and in some case,┬ácan even increase your browsing speed!

logo-opendns

OpenDNS offer such a service and it’s free! In case you don’t know what OpenDNS is, it’s one of the biggest DNS service provider out there. Also, it’s now part of Cisco. So it’s not some obscure service I’m writing about.

How can you use it? Simply edit your DNS settings in your device or router! There are 2 ways to do it: with or without an account.

Keep-it-simple method

No account, configure and forget. Add these 2 FamilyShield nameservers (DNS resolvers) in your network settings and you’re good to go! It uses a set of presets and does the job well.

208.67.222.123
208.67.220.123

Power users & granular control

Want more POWAH? Create a free OpenDNS account, add your network, customize your categories, create whitelists, etc. and even help tag websites to improve the service!

If you don’t wanna do it for your whole network (via the router), make sure you install the little IP Updater app to update your IP address to your OpenDNS account. It’s available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Here you can find the screenshots showing you how to edit your DNS settings in every Windows versions. It’s very straightforward. If you have any questions, ask!

https://support.opendns.com/entries/36904770-Configuration-for-Windows

Now remember, no amount of security and control mechanisms will replace good teaching and being a role model to others.

Be the example to follow.

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/
-https://store.opendns.com/setup/#/familyshield
-https://store.opendns.com/get/home-free
-https://support.opendns.com/entries/23282614
-https://support.opendns.com/entries/36904770-Configuration-for-Windows-computers
-https://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac49/ac0/ac1/ac259/opendns.html
-https://blog.opendns.com/2010/06/23/introducing-familyshield-parental-controls/