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Mar
20
2007

HowTo: Lift Your Browsing Restrictions

SSH + Socks + (Firefox + FoxyProxy) = Browsing Freedom Although tunnel through them would be a more accurate description. I hesitate whether to post this or not, but the little wanna-be-hacker inside me is making me do it. If you find your browsing is constrained by filters, proxies, or any other kind of unwanted restraints and you’ve got a spare offsite SSH Server, there is a solution to all your problems. The information is […]

Mar
13
2007

Rails & MemcacheD

Well, after spending a few frustrated hours on Saturday, I’ve got a working application that uses memcached. And when I use the word application, I use it very loosely. It’s basically a page that sets the current time into the session. Now originally I followed this tutorial and installed the necessary gems in order to cache the ActiveRecord objects into memcached. I followed all instructions exactly as instructed, but starting the memcached server in verbose […]

Mar
13
2007

dd-wrt Open Source Firmware

My trusty Linksys router has been going steady for close to 4 years now, but recently it’s started having some troubles.  It was still performing most of its duties just fine, but the wireless started to become very problematic.  In addition, it uses Stateful Packet Inspection as part of the firewall, which completely breaks down with the new Windows Vista TCP/IP stack (I found that out during beta, I don’t actually run Vista at home). […]

Feb
19
2007

A Formal Apology to the Gods of Ubuntu

So I had a momentary lapse into insanity over this last President’s day weekend and tried out a few other distributions of Linux. I began with Gentoo. I believe that compiling software from source is the worst possible software distribution model, but I figure it’s always wise to know the enemy (and I saw a friend running it with some really sweet 3d animations). Gentoo I figured I’d give it a try. I will say […]

Feb
6
2007

Cannot Map {objType} to SOAP/OM

This was a strange exception that I struggled with for several hours this evening, but I have finally prevailed. The Background For my Information Architecture class, we’ve got to create a web service provider and a web service requester, this provided the initial impetus for my recent push into web services and the last few posts dedicated to the topic. Now our professor has published a web service that basically dumps his database out into […]