Thursday, February 19, 2009

Configure Firefox to perform DNS lookups via proxy

If you've configured a proxy in Firefox it still may leak DNS requests. Type in:


in the address bar, and look for:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Epoch Fail!

Epoch time 1234567890 is approaching fast, don't miss it!

cmihai@phobos:/home/cmihai$ date +%s

cron your scripts so you don't miss it!

Friday, February 06, 2009

UNIX colors and tools

Just opened a new package of colored chalk so I'll write on my blackboard :-).

Can't really have fun without:

  • OpenSSH
  • GNU screen
  • KornShell 93, AWK, 1003.1 Shell & Utilities
  • Emacs, ed
  • Mutt
  • Midnight Commander (mc)
  • Elinks
  • Terminus font (sure, it's not a tool, but it sure as hell helps , especially during those 20 hour debugging sessions).
Emacs linum plugin + a 256 color TERMINFO entry + transparent putty can look pretty good:

256 colors _really_ do make quite a difference in Emacs (and vim) btw. Normal dtterm or xterm-color get you the first 8...

All you really need to do to get this working on AIX is to add a new TERMINFO entry (tic). You can easily grab the 256 color xterm with infocmp..

/usr/bin/tput colors

VIM looks pretty good too with a 256 color theme also (inkpot):