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15 Greatest Open Source Terminal Applications Of 2012 Check the link for some great Linux command line tools. I particularly like this one though. dtrx is an acronmy for "Do The Right Extraction." Its a tool for Unix-like systems that take all the hassle out of extracting archives. As a sysadmin, I download source code and tar balls. This tool saves lots of time.You only need to remember one simple command to extract tar,...

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[APK] Seeder entropy generator to provide significant... I found this on the XDA website. It works amazingly well for all rooted Android phones. It will speed up your phone and prevent lagging. Made my HTC Sensation feel a lot more responsive. Hey everyone, So, I was experiencing significant lag as we all do from time to time, and decided I was going to get to the bottom of it. After tracing and debugging for hours, I...

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Sky Go Android App released It certainly has been a long time coming and even though it comes with strings, Sky's "Sky Go" app has finally been released for Android. Don't get too excited just yet though. Sky Go will only work on supported Android devices running 2.2x and 2.3x. Not only that but to "ensure that our rights contracts are fully upheld we are also unable to support any Android devices...

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Fixing the issue of the Asus Transformer TF101 not... I purchased an ASUS Transformer TF101 a few months ago and I have been very happy with it. That was until recently. When I plugged it in it would no longer charge. I read on multiple forums that this was a common issue for Transformer owners and some fixes included putting the transformer plug into the freezer to cool it down and also to bend the pins slightly to try to...

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Google’s response to Siri is codenamed Majel, could... Interesting. I've not tried Siri nor do I know anyone that has an iPhone 4GS that can give me reports on it. By all accounts it's the dogs nutsack so hopefully this app will be just as good. Google’s response to Siri is codenamed Majel, could be released by end of year | Android and Me.

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Torrent User? This site knows what you have downloaded

Category : Internet, P2P

No matter how savvy you think you’re being when downloading torrents there is always someone watching. This site records the IP addresses of torrent users and saves them to a database. It can tell you the name of the files that you have downloaded as well as your location and the dates that the files were downloaded. Check the link to see if you’ve been caught

This Web Sites Been Watching Your BitTorrent Habits and Can Show What Youve Been Downloading.

Improve Your Google Search Skills

Category : Internet, Search Engine

Searching Google for relevant results can be somewhat of a mixed bag. Try to make the most of your searches with the tips shown in the link below.

Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic] – How-To Geek.

How to bypass a restrictive firewall using a ssh tunnel

Category : DIY, General, Internet, LAN, Linux

If you are at work or school and you are trapped behind a strict firewall then why not create a tunnel to your home computer and route all the traffic through that tunnel giving you unrestricted internet access.

All these directions are based on using a Linux based computer. I’m sure it can be done in Windows too I just haven’t tried it.

This post describes how to ssh to a personal server using authenticated proxy. SSH (Secure Shell) is typically used to log into a remote machine and execute commands, but it also supports tunneling, forwarding TCP ports and X11 connections; it can transfer files using the associated SFTP or SCP protocols.

Normally we use NetCat to ssh outside using proxy server but if its not support proxy user / pass to authenticate by proxy server and then ssh outside. Here we will use a package called connect.c.

connect.c is the simple relaying command to make network connection via SOCKS and https proxy. It is mainly intended to be used as proxy command of OpenSSH. You can make SSH session beyond the firewall with this command.

This can be achieved by other methods too but this works for me.

1) Download connect.c software.

wget http://www.meadowy.org/~gotoh/ssh/connect.c

2) Compile connect.c Using GCC

gcc connect.c -o connect

and then copy to directory in your PATH i.e /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin

cp connect /usr/bin

3) Congiure ssh_config

append following line

ProxyCommand /usr/bin/connect -H proxy.yourserver.com:8080 %h %p

4) Export Proxy User / Pass as variable

It is insecure but we have to used it. If your proxy doesnt use user/pass for authenticatio, you can skip this.

export HTTP_PROXY_USER=your_username
export HTTP_PROXY_PASSWORD=your_password

Thats it now you can ssh outside without any restriction :)


Controlling Web Access with Squid

Category : DIY, LAN, Linux






An in depth article on setting up SQUID to control web access on your network.

Quick HOWTO : Ch32 : Controlling Web Access with Squid – Linux Home Networking.

Running your own search engine

Category : Internet, P2P, Search Engine

It’s no secret that I love Open Source. I love the freedom it brings to a user, no licence fees, no pirating software and generally there’s a great community behind Open Source projects that help a user to find their feet. YaCy is no different.

I was reading an article about a guy that was trying to move from Google. He was trying to find an Open Source alternative to all the Google products that he used. While the article was very interesting the main project that stood out for me was his alternative to the Google search engine.

YaCy is a completely Open Source search engine that is based on the P2P model. It’s extremely easy to set up and it runs on your local machine (after installation just point your browser to http://localhost:8090)

The installation takes only three minutes. Just download the release, decompress the package and run the start script. On linux you need OpenJDK6. You don’t need to install external databases or a web server, everything is already included in YaCy.

I only installed it last night on my home machine and haven’t had a chance to give it a full workout but when I do I will report my findings back here but on first inspection it is an incredibly powerful and incredibly easy to install personal search engine.

*Edit* Did I mention that it is cross platform and will run on Windows, Linux and OSX?

.FREE – free domain names for all

Category : Uncategorized

I just stumbled upon a site that is giving free .free domain names. Just click on the link below if you are interested.

.FREE – new free generic top-level domain [gTLD].