I was having difficulty using VPN to work from home. Most internet traffic was fine (skype, email, etc) but names were not being resolved so I couldn’t browse the web or view pages on the intranet.
I found a solution! On the SuperHub configuration pages, (192.168.0.1), go to advanced settings, then firewall, then select PPTP Pass-Through
Then connect with vpn, and names should resolve.
I’m setting up hosting on a new provider, and it is all cloudy and lovely.
As part of the process, they wanted me to provide an ssh key to use for making connections to the terminal (ubuntu flavour). I am on a windows machine, so I needed to use a tool to generate, puttygen. Those familiar with ssh from windows will be familiar with putty, it’s a very handy utility. Thank you Simon Tatham!
If you’re on a linux based pc or a mac you have some ssh key generation built in, you lucky people.
To use puttygen, simply open and click “generate private and public pair” button, and then you will be asked to move your pointer around the screen to generate some random noise for the algorithm. After it is done, save both the private (*.ppk) and public key (*.txt) for safe keeping. Then you can copy and paste the key to the configuration page for your host.
Just had a day of falling down a rabbit hole. Though not arrived in anything as delightful as Wonderland for my trouble. I just keep seeming to keep falling… and at the same time I am falling out of love with Windows, seriously. Fine as a user, but as a developer…oh sh… Continue reading
Documentary of siblings – six brothers and one (largely invisible, at least to the camera) sister – who live confined to one tiny apartment in New York with their parents. Continue reading
In an 1951 article for the New York Times, ‘The Best Argument for Fanaticism – Liberalism’, Bertrand Russell lays out what he sees as the supplementary Decalogue for teachers. Can it be used by parents too?
- Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. Continue reading
Thanks to a thoughtful gift of a family friend, Diana Birchall, we have discovered the joy that is Ant and Bee.
There’s nothing like having a homeless person camp out in their car on your street during the winter to find out about strength of your community.
*Click pause click*
“Hello this is Michael from Accident Compensation Department, phoning in regards to an accident you or someone in your household has been involved in” Continue reading
To find what packages you’ve got installed already on your Raspberry Pi, type in the terminal window
if the list is too overwhelming, you can limit the search to the particular family of packages you’re looking for, like msql
dpkg –get-selections | msql
Thinking about what I need to accomplish the chicken coop project! Ahhit is hard to know how to start… Continue reading