Nifty Hack: How to circumvent a firewall with Twitter, Jaiku, Twitku using Netvibes

Need to ‘follow’ your friends on Twitter or Jaiku, but are firewalled? Then here’s a quick solution that is working for me: Set up a NetVibes account. Create a new page, setup as three column. Add the Bitty Browser module. Point that browser at the TwitKu mobile page ( http://twitku.com/m ). Sign into your Twitter …

Speed up your Internet experience by using the right DNS server

Last week I saw this LifeHacker article (via AppleInsider) about NameBench, a window utility that tests the speed of your system’s DNS servers. And I was wondering if my DNS was as fast as it could be… Previously, I’d switched my DNS services over to OpenDNS, a free alternate DNS Provider that adds value as: …