My parents bought their first new TV in roughly 20 years, replacing an ancient tubed dinosaur with a modern smart TV. Last night I set up Netflix for them. My dad is nearly 70, recently retired and finding himself with a lot of extra free time. He's worked hard all of his life and hasn't … Continue reading Netflix for My Dad
When Net Neutrality concerns started to rise up 5 - 10 years ago, it seemed like an open and shut case. Obviously we want the net to remain neutral, but at what cost? The Internet is humanity's most powerful instrument of free speech and commerce, legislation that has power over the content of internet traffic … Continue reading Reconsidering Net Neutrality
I got a message from my ISP's (Shaw) Bandwidth Team today. I wasn't able to return the call, but I suspect they were calling to scold me about my bandwidth usage. Some History Bandwidth cap policies were a knee jerk reaction from ISPs ill-prepared for the era file-sharing on Napster and later voracious bittorrent usage. An era when … Continue reading TIL Netflix Packets Never Leave Town!
Update: I am sorry to report that Tunlr is no longer supporting Netflix. See their blog for more info. If you know of another FREE DNS service please leave a comment. My friend Ron tipped me off to this free DNS service that allows you to watch Netflix (and other US geo-restricted content) outside of … Continue reading Watching US Netflix in Canada, now easier than ever!
Show notes coming soon. [podcast]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/480185/podcasts/CTREP18.mp3[/podcast]