And then I remembered this command:
Pointed my browser's connection settings to SOCKS proxy with server as localhost and port at 8080 and BOOM, was able to access my Seattle home's router's config page from Canada. I've found this trick useful for all sorts of things, typically for one-offs where I need to access a website from the US while in Canada.
Another useful command for when you need to connect to any given port on a remote server is the following:
At last week's CUGOS, Aaron Racicot showed off a few cool things that he'd come across over the past month.
One of which was DataFart. Okay, it's a bad name. A horrible name. But it's actually a pretty great idea and so easy to set up. In the site's own words, "DataFart lets you easily graph data from the command line." It's essentially an API end-point to pipe your data to. It returns a URL which presents your data graphed via D3.js, turning this:
Best off, it's really nothing more than a terminal command:
Installation, so-to-speak, is nothing more than an alias in your .bash_profile:
For extra points, I append the command with xargs open (for Mac OS) or xargs gnome-open (for Ubuntu) to have the returned URL automatically open in your default browser:
I'm just getting things set up with this new blog. I've been hearing about this movement towards static-generated blogs for a while now, ever since reading this article about the Obama Campaign's fundraising platform. The idea of stepping away from databases and convulated CMS's and PHP attracted me.
This site is built with Jekyll. After seeing how simple the template syntax was (based on LiquidMarkup, not unlike Django or Jinja2's syntax), I was sold. Furthermore, learning that Github would post the site for free made it a no-brainer.