Speed up YouTube for Firefox on Old Computers

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Some old computers may not play 1080p videos smoothly, especially at 2x speed. In that case, you can switch off webm support, make YouTube provide Firefox with AVC videos instead of VP9 ones.

Just input about:config on the address bar. Enter, and change the value of media.webm.enabled to false. Refresh YouTube. Done.

Pay Attention to DNS Flag Day 2019

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"The current DNS is unnecessarily slow and inefficient because of efforts to accommodate a few DNS systems that are not in compliance with DNS standards established more than a decade ago." The DNS flag day page says.

Now it's time to change it. So some of the main DNS gaints reach a consensus that we must drop the non-standard implements. That can influence your domain names.

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Personalise Your WHOIS for Namesilo Domains

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Namesilo is a famous registrar of domain names for its cheap prices. However, few people know it acctually has Reseller Options. With Reseller Options, you can customize WHOIS information for your domain names.

To become a "reseller", you don't need to sign up again. Just login to your existed account, and enter Reseller Manager. Once you activate the Reseller Options, you will see the interface:

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Detect "Do Not Track" with JavaScript

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It is recommend that we detect DNT (Do Not Track) according to the HTTP header. Howerver, if you insist on detecting DNT with JavaScript, there does be a compatible but experimental way.

The codes are following:

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Installing Debian via the Internet from Windows

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Generally you can install Debian from a cdisk or a mounted ISO image , but if you do not have a CD driver, installing Debian via the network may be a good choice. I assume you want to install it from Windows. It is simple.

Just download win32-loader here:

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Install BOINC for Linux and Control It on Windows

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Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, aka BOINC, is a system of volunteer and grid computing. We can install boinc-client for Linux VPS (in this post, Debian 9), and control it remotely on our own Windows PC.

All the following steps are under root the user.

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Add Emoji Support for Xiuno BBS

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Xiuno BBS is a simple and effective BBS/forum system for PHP. It does not support emoji by default. If you post an emoji, it will be transffered to a question mark. I will show you how to solve that.

All you need to do is to change the charset of MySQL table from utf8 to utf8mb4, which can be divided to only two steps.

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Domain Name Changed

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Now changed to shansing.space once again (and again). (27/Jul/2017)

One Time Payment VPS or Web Hostings from Cloudatcost

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It may seem unbelievable that there is a company offering "one time" payment VPS or web hostings, but there do be -- Cloudatcost. And the price is also reasonable.

For example, you just need to pay $7 one time, and you will get a VPS with 1 vCPU Core, 2 public IP, 512MB ECC RAM, 10GB SSD, 1 Gbit Network and unmetered monthly transfer! Or, you pay only $2 for a cPanel web hosting with 10GB storage and 1TB data transfer! Sounds tempting, doesn't it?

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VirMach’s Special Christmas VPS Offer

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What can you do with $5? Can buy one-year VPS, do you believe it? Yeah, VirMach offers us the VPS.

"VirMach specializes in providing extremely affordable VPS services for many applications and with various different specifications, located in multiple reliable datacenters."

This offer includes both OpenVZ and KVM VPS; KVM VPS supports Windows installation. You can choose the data center among Dallas, Chicago, and Piscataway. The disk is said to be RAID 10 SSD.

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