DNS Benchmark: Identify fastest DNS servers

If you’ve been a techie for a long time, you’ll know who Steve Gibson from GRC is.  His tools are mostly built in Assembly, so it’s rocket-fast.  (One thing to note is they’re only for Windows.)  For this post, I’d like to share the tool I use to identify which DNS servers I should use, as usually, our ISP’s servers are not the quickest.  I get better response times when I specify the servers to use on my router.

You can download it from here.  Give it a go!

Facebook: Shortcut to unliking Pages

I wanted to clean up my News Feed from no longer relatable Pages. I tried the “go-to-page-unlike” cycle, but it took waaay too long. So I found this trick:

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/<your-user-name>/allactivity
  2. Go to “Likes”
  3. Go to “Pages and Interests”
  4. Click the “Edit” icon and “Unlike”

Or, you can go to: https://www.facebook.com/<your-user-name>/allactivity?privacy_source=activity_log&log_filter=likedinterests

Hope this helps. \m/

Git: Syncing fork repo against upstream repo

In case you need to make sure your forked repo is up-to-date with the original repo (i.e. /git/original/HelloWorld vs /git/anton/HelloWorld), here’s what you need to do in your terminal:


$ git remote -v
$ git remote add upstream git@git.url.io:original/HelloWorld.git
$ git remote -v
$ git fetch upstream
$ git checkout master
$ git merge upstream/master
$ git merge upstream/master
Updating ad3aeb1c..3f5ef884
Fast-forward
pom.xml | 5 +-
26 files changed, 139 insertions(+), 578 deletions(-)

Ref: https://help.github.com/articles/syncing-a-fork/