Posted on January 3, 2015
This blog demonstrates how you can configure your site server to also act as a proxy. I used this method myself a few years back before I began using TOR and other means of maintaining anonymity. Before we begin I just want to say that this proxy is NOT perfect since you’ll still be prone to DNS leaks. So if you want pure anonymity then I suggest sticking to TOR and/or use a VPN. This method is great for those who want to bypass network filters, or avoid those freebie malware-ridden web proxies or you don’t want certain sites tracking your IP.
For this tutorial I will be using Firefox version 34.0.5 as a web browser
1. Click on ‘Options’, go to the (I.) ‘Advanced‘ section, then click on the (II.) ‘Network‘ tab, and finally click on the (III.) ‘Settings‘ button as pictured.
Posted on September 16, 2014
YouTube videos can also be downloaded via Windows command with something called youtube-dl. Never really explored this method, I guess because I always found the Firefox plugin VideoDownloader to be more than an enough for me.