Remote Desktop over ssh tunnel

This is a quick little post to show off some of the capabilities of an ssh tunnel. So, the back story. Earlier today, i was having a problem. There is a server on lcsd2.org that i needed gui (Apple Remote Desktop) access to. In the past, there is an ipsec based vpn i could use that was as simple as a single mouse click. Unfortunately, UW has decided, for whatever reason, that outbound ipsec tunnels shouldn’t be allowed. I can’t connect. However, i do have ssh access to a server on the inside of the network, and thats how this works. Read more »

iPhone Ringtones

I got an iPhone! Wheeeeeee!!!
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Sorry. So, i got me an iPhone for christmas. Its great. Its an iPod, its a phone, its a pda, its the best internet appliance there is, and its a great game platform too. Really, it beats my old phone out of the water in just about every way. But, there is one shortcoming it shares with all phones. Ringtones. Stupid little 5-30 second clips that should $!%@ing be free cost up to $3.00 on other platforms and cost an additional $.99 in addition to the cost of the song for the iPhone. Its wrong. Well, i’m Jesse. I don’t pay a full freaking dollar for 20-30 seconds of music. I also don’t rebuy the music for the privilege of paying that full dollar. You shouldn’t either. You have the music, you want the clip, and i’m going to tell you how to do it. Read more »

Software raid with linux.

Recently, i noticed my once massive 500 GB hard drive had been reduced to nothing more than 3-4 gigs of free space. I decided i wanted more. I also decided, i didn’t like the idea of one hard drive dying and taking every byte of data i’ve collected with it. This meant redundancy. Now, there are a lot of solutions out there for making storage redundant. But, I decided I had a price range of only $200-$300 total. There was now only one solution. Linux software raid. Read more »

My Gear

There is a new page in the about section titled “My Gear” with a list of my computer setup at home complete with pictures. So check it out, and, let me know in the comments what you’ve got. Send me a link. If i get several good ones i may post them.

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