An SSH SOCKS Proxy How To

Today a new firefox plugin, “Firesheep” was released. There aren’t really any new developments in this plugin, except that it makes it easy to hijack browser sessions. (We’re talking Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, anything with a login that’s not fully encrypted) Now, before you go all crazy, this is actually a good thing. It’s more than a proof-of-concept. This is how those black hat “leets” have been messing with people in coffee shops for years… and now anyone can. So before the huge wave of people try messing with your foursquare, here’s how you truly protect yourself: An SSH SOCKS proxy!

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BIOS Hotswap with LT Hartly

Welcome back to the site. Today we’ve got an excellent little fix for you… a BIOS hotswap! A friend of mine, LT namely, had a BIOS flash go awry and we decided it would be a fun project for the site. Now, we found out later that a new BIOS chip cost us less than the tool we bought, but that’s beside the point. We did this for the fact that we could!

Now, be warned that putting metal objects into a computer that is currently running is extremely dangerous, and YOU SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT THIS. You have been warned. Aside from tempting death, the process itself is pretty simple.

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iOS4 Downgrade

Those dicks locked us out!
Those dicks locked us out!

So, a friend of mine… “Steve” we’ll call him, uses an iPhone 3G as an iPod touch. Never had a problem with it. Basically, the advantage of this is that he has access to a camera. Nonetheless, before iOS4, there was no activation requirement on these units that would prevent you from using the device without a SIM. Such is no more. After upgrading to iOS4, he was locked out of his phone; and without AT&T here in Montana, he was pretty screwed. I gladly took his phone home as a project and jailbroke it back to 3.1.3 for him again.

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Dock that iPhone Simulator!

The iPhone Simulator
The iPhone Simulator

So, if you’ve been developing for iPhone and such you know how much it sucks to start xcode every time you want to test webpages or show off your new app. It gets downright frustrating. So, to link to the program in your dock; navigate to the following path. You can start this and select “keep in dock”, or drag it down there yourself:

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iPod Video 5G Screen Replacement

So, a buddy of mine has had this iPod forever… and throughout snowboarding and such, the screen got progressively worse. At first it was a couple of lines, and it got all the way to the point of the first photo… so bad you couldn’t pick a song. To make a long story short, I made my first order from iFixIt (always used their guides, but never ordered from them) and these guys are great! I don’t know how big they are, but they have that small company feel and their salesmen are incredibly knowledgeable. Safe to say I will be purchasing my apple replacement parts through them every time I can. iFixIt kicks serious ass.

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