OpenSSH: The Poor Man's SOCKS Proxy

Just when I think I know everything I need to know about OpenSSH, I end up learning something new and tremendously useful. Today, that would be the -D argument.

Many times I have been stuck on an "untrusted" Internet connection and need to log in (insecurely) to a certain site …

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We Be X0xing

It occurred to me today that I hadn't put up many pictures yet of my x0xb0x whilst under construction. It further occurred to me I had not taken many pictures of my x0xb0x whilst under construction either. Besides the one a few posts down, this is it:

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Here the power …

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Linux Terminal Speed Benchmarks

In system administration, you spend a lot of time typing into and reading back information from a terminal. Although all terminals pretty much do the same thing, they can differ somewhat in their UI features or which desktop they were designed to be integrated into.

A few years back I …

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Ghetto-sistor

This, my friends, is what is called a "ghetto-sistor."

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It's what you get when you need a 1K ohm resistor, but don't have a new one handy, and instead have to settle for ripping one out of an old telephone before you realize that one leg is going to be …

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It's Alive!

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And by god, it is blinky.

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