Remove Ads from Gmail
After trying my experiment with using Outlook.com for several months and loving the clean interface, I wanted to at least try to get as close to that as possible in my Gmail account. Turns out, it is fairly simple to remove all the ads from your Gmail account and make the interface substantially cleaner.
There is two easy ways to remove most or all ads from Gmail that make it much cleaner and closer to how clean Outlook.com is. The first step is to get rid of the pesky ads above your emails… (more…)
Convert a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND into a Wireless Repeater
I realized the other day that my basement has rather poor Wi-Fi reception and decided to look into fixing this problem. I started by seeing how feasible it would be to simply move the main router, although due to the weird wiring in the house and the fact that my router was a modem router combo that required being near a cable outlet, it proved to be a bigger hassle than it was worth. I then remembered I had an old router I wasn’t using that I could possibly setup as a wireless repeater.
I explored using the stock firmware, which I quickly found won’t work in my setup because my main base router which was provided from the cable company does not support WDS bridging. The lack of features on the main router due to it having a fairly stripped down firmware left me with few options, so I decided to give DD-WRT a try and see how easy it was to implement a Client-Bridge function in that firmware. (more…)
Embed MP3 Album Artwork from iTunes for Windows
So I was transferring several of my mp3 files onto my phone to be able to have them to play anywhere when I realized all the album artwork that shows up in iTunes doesn’t seem to be copying over with the mp3’s. So I began to poke around on the internet and I continually was finding the AppleScript: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=embedart
Getting Bluetooth To Work
It seems like almost every Bluetooth adapter available uses its own proprietary junk software that doesn’t work. The new Kensington Bluetooth 2.0 USB adapter that I bought is no different. Well this got me to wondering, why install extra software? Why have extra programs boot up and run in the background when Windows has all of this already running? Well the simple answer is to use Windows Bluetooth stack to run your adapter. But how to do this is the real question. After digging around online I found this handy little hack to get Bluetooth working the way it should the first time it was plugged in.
Convert DVD to iPod/iPhone (Using Videora)
I found this guide on how to easily convert your dvd’s to a format your ipod video will play and figured I would share it. The second half of the guide has changed since I originally posted this, so follow the link to the updated second part when you reach that part.
Free Highspeed Internet
Many people don’t know it, but they are open to getting free highspeed internet. This is simply due to the fact that they have a neighbor that is using wireless networking and has not properly secured there connection. Now to begin with, the title is meant more to catch your attention and how important it is to secure your high speed internet connection. It is not legal to hack into other people’s computers and steal stuff, SheerBoredom.net does not condone the use of these tools for hacking. These tools are only here to better help secure your wireless network. Sorry if I got your hopes up, but if you don’t secure your wireless network, you should realize that you are giving away your internet and maybe more information.
DVD to iPod or iPhone (Using Handbrake)
Do you have a ton of DVD’s? Want to watch them on your iPod, iPhone or Apple TV? Here’s a tutorial that explains how to use an awesome program called Handbrake to rip DVD’s into MPEG-4 video files.
Handbrake is available for PC, but it’s still in the experimental beta stages.
DVD Backup Guide
This simple guide will help you backup any DVD movie that you own and also make it region free. Another nice thing about this tutorial is we use only the best freeware software to accomplish this task. This means don’t spend a dime and get all the software necessary to backup your DVD collection. Only thing that isn’t free, is the blank DVD-R discs to burn the backups to.