Category Archives: Plugins

Close Encounter with Vendor Lock-in, Python Triumphs

Vendor lock-in is a term that refers to the practice of a company making a customer dependent (but not entirely) on their goods or services. In IT circles, I hear Cisco’s name thrown around a lot with references to “building a moat“. Some other examples of this are: the patented K-Cup brewing system of Kuerig, printer… Read More »

Et tu, Bruteforce?

In the time that I’ve had this site up and running there have been numerous “attacks” on it. Attack in this context means someone/something is trying to gain access to or bring down the server. Wordfence, a WordPress plugin, usually takes care of the threat automatically. However this time, a device from somewhere in Netherlands… Read More »

Adblocker and Privacy plugins for Firefox and Chrome

Online advertisements now bombard users with video and audio stimuli, simultaneously draining their battery and bandwidth. So much so that some advertisers have openly admitted fault. This year alone there has been a 30% increase in users who make use of ad blocking plugins. But even doing this won’t keep you safe because Adblock Plus, a popular… Read More »