Expat tips: Tunneling Traffic with ‘ssh -D’ 10

I’ve been living outside the US for over a quarter of my life now. With this comes some minor annoyances. One annoyance is that certain Internet sites work ‘better’ when connecting from the US. Luckily we can easily make it look like we are connecting from a US location with the help of the following. ...

Father of the WWW on Net Neutrality

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has a short journal entry and also a video of his take on Net Neutrality. He is just one of many people who support Net Neutrality. In my last entry on the subject I quoted Scott Cleland of NetCompetition.org, an opponent of network neutrality. He listed ...

Keyboard shortcut for changing search engine in Firefox 1

If you want to change the Firefox search engine from the keyboard here is what you do. Ctrl + k --gets you to the search box Ctrl + Up or Down --switches the search engine. Now my life is complete.

God Save Net Neutrality 1

Slashdot has and interesting post about Net Neutrality. It deals with one pro and one con article published by NPR. The con article is written by Scott Cleland of NETCompetition.org, a telecom-funded org. Astroturfing comes to mine. The pro article is from Craig Newmark, creator of craigslist.org. The first question I ask myself before reading ...

Blog Grammar

I just read an article about common grammar mistakes that occur in blogs. I hope a lot of bloggers read it and it has a positive affect on blog grammar. Its always been one of my pet peaves. If your interested in improving your grammar, then their are many sites on the web to help ...

Setting Up Django on Dreamhost

Jeff Croft has a nice tutorial on how to set up Django, a python web framework, on Dreamhost. If you want to use the sweetness that is Python to do web development, are a Dreamhost customer and would like to be able to avoid this in the future, I propose that you vote to have ...

Microsoft’s adCenter broken for non-IE browsers

I just read about a firefox user’s experience with MS’s new adCenter advertising service. Unfortunately, this is what one expects from MS. It’s natural for MS to have IE as the preferred browser. Someone should tell them, however, that the days of useragent checking are thankfully behind us for the most part. Maybe it was ...