Submit a WordPress.com blog site to Google Search for indexing

I moved my web site from a shared hosting service to a wordpress.com personal site. However, I soon realised that the posts I had on the old service provider existed on Google search and some of them did not point to the posts published as per their link. The steps below are as per my … Continue reading Submit a WordPress.com blog site to Google Search for indexing

Shared hosting and WordPress

WordPress had recently upgraded it's code to work with PHP 7. Subsequently, each time I logged into the hosting provider account, I was always reminded by WordPress to upgrade the WordPress code and stay up to date with the latest security patches. Unfortunately, the hosting provider informed that the latest PHP 7 scripting language could … Continue reading Shared hosting and WordPress

How to de-brick or unbrick or recover TP-Link WDR-4300 wireless router

Due to a wrong update of firmware, I bricked the TP-Link WDR 4300 wireless router I had. It was unused for a considerable period of time assuming that it had died due to hardware fault, with no hope of being resuscitated. Finally, got some time to investigate it further and attempted to recover or salvage … Continue reading How to de-brick or unbrick or recover TP-Link WDR-4300 wireless router

How to reset TP Link WDR4300 router after bad install of OpenWRT LEDE

If you cannot access the LUCI OpenWRT page of the TP Link WDR4300 router, the below may help. Set PC ip: 192.168.1.2 and subnetmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway 192.168.1.1 Power off the router Disconnect the WAN cable Only connect your PC Ethernet cable to ETH0 Power On the router Wait for the router to start the … Continue reading How to reset TP Link WDR4300 router after bad install of OpenWRT LEDE

Generate random words to improve memory at artofmemory.com

As a reader of Harry Lorayne and his memory enhancement books, it takes a while to come up with unique random words to use for memory practice. If a list of words is required for practice, refer to http://i.artofmemory.com/generate/words to generate random words for memory enhancement practice. There is a lot more at http://artofmemory.com that … Continue reading Generate random words to improve memory at artofmemory.com

How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

Ransom ware seems to have gotten the better of many ordinary users. However, it is not a threat that has no mitigation measures available to the ordinary user, but is more of following good basic security and hygiene practices, to not fall prey to a ransom ware threat. Do the following: If you use Linux, … Continue reading How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

If you surf the internet using Firefox web browser at night, you will find the white background and dark text too bright for the eyes. To change the background to black and light text, use the Dark Background and Light Text 0.5.5 add-on in Firefox. Add-on is available in Firefox and it's source code at … Continue reading Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

How to add a Guest Wireless Network with Isolation in OpenWRT on a wireless router

Problem Statement Several guests come home and ask for Wi-Fi access to connect to the internet to see emails, etc. Most times, we give them our main SSID wireless password everytime to connect. This has several disadvantages, though not limited to those listed below: The guest now has a permanent record of your Wireless SSID … Continue reading How to add a Guest Wireless Network with Isolation in OpenWRT on a wireless router

How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android

Many of us use Linux Distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, available for free on the Internet. To install these distributions on our computers, we need to down their ISO files. Recently, the Linux Mint ISO was hacked and malware inserted into some of it's files. It was then repacked and put up on an external website. … Continue reading How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android

How to set up an isolated Guest WLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 with OpenWRT using command line

You have guests at your home and they want to use your wireless network to retrieve emails, etc off the Internet. This is not a unique situation, but is quite common everywhere, with the proliferation of devices and services that require Internet access. The only issue you face is that if you give them your … Continue reading How to set up an isolated Guest WLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 with OpenWRT using command line