DNS based adblock using OpenWRT, OpenDNS, and dnsmasq

[Update 24 Feb 2018: I am now using a MikroTik router and have written an article to do the same kind of DNS adblocking.]


Why use a DNS based adblock?  Because I prefer to try to keep advertisements and pop ups off of all computers that use my internet connection, not just the ones with an ad-blocking  browser plugin installed.  It also cuts down on bandwidth usage from those auto-play advertising videos and flashing images. Continue reading “DNS based adblock using OpenWRT, OpenDNS, and dnsmasq”

Phone Support Numbers

I got really tired of trying to hunt down phone numbers for tech manufacturers.  They really make it harder and harder to find their phone numbers on their websites and often try to hide behind “quick online chat support” or worse, “email us and we will get back with you”.  This list is the result of my frustrations and I am sharing it. Continue reading “Phone Support Numbers”