Here’s a really comprehensive list of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.
I previously posted about how to build tsocks on Mac OS X.
Leveraging that work, I created my first Fink package, a package for tsocks. It’s in the package submission queue waiting for the Fink team to review it. In the meantime, here’s the .deb file that I built.
While Nicole and I were eating at Chipotle today, I looked up “burrito” on Wikipedia and came across this most entertaining page:
Some of my favorite tidbits:
- The aluminum foil wrapping–present whether the customer is eating in the restaurant or taking out–acts as a structural support to ensure that the flexible tortilla does not burst its contents. One of the main difficulties of the San Francisco burrito is the issue of structural integrity, but skilled burrito makers consistently produce huge burritos which do not burst when handled or eaten. A successfully large burrito depends on an understanding of the outer limit of potential burrito volume, correct steam hydration, proper folding technique, and perhaps most of all, assuring that the burrito ingredients have been properly drained of excess liquid.
- As the Mission District faced increasing gentrification, particularly during the dot-com boom, some elements of the San Francisco burrito experience became politicized. One activist disdained the practice of charging extra for chips and salsa, for instance, as an anti-Mexican symptom of gentrification. Some taquerias also offer additional types of flour tortillas (for instance, whole wheat or spinach), but this same activist declared, “I will shoot my son and daughter if they ever order a green burrito.” These comments likely reflect a larger anxiety among SF burrito fans of all ethnicities that gentrification of the Mission could destroy the soul not only of the neighborhood but of the burrito.
- anxieties about gentrification do not always require an orthodox attitude about the burrito: it could also be argued that the increasing number of options for fillings and tortillas simply extend the original innovation of the modular assembly model, designed to cater to the tastes of individuals, and thus do not violate the larger philosophical integrity of the San Francisco burrito.
Since it was already in my router, I tried to view the source of the router administration page, but the password was encrypted. Then I tried to use Ethereal to sniff the password but that wasn’t bearing fruit either. Eventually, I lucked out because I have the replacement Sveasoft Alchemy firmware on my WRT54G so I was able to ssh into the router and after poking around for a while, I found all the PPPoE settings, including the password in
A very well-written and interesting doc on a plethora of networking topics and how they relate to Linux, covering a diverse range of topics such as TCP/IP basics, routing, firewalls, DNS, PPP, etc. An interesting read.
I recently told you about a cool piece of software called tsocks which allows non-SOCKS-aware applications to use SOCKS by using
LD_PRELOAD to intercept their socket calls and route them through a SOCKS server.
Installing on Debian was simple as the software was written for Linux and there is a Debian package available for it. Installing on FreeBSD is also simple as it turns out that someone did a FreeBSD port for it.
It took some patching to get tsocks (version 1.8 beta 5) to compile on Mac OS X. Here’s how I did it:
wget 'http://ftp1.sourceforge.net/tsocks/tsocks-1.8beta5.tar.gz' && \ tar -xzf tsocks-1.8beta5.tar.gz && cd tsocks-1.8 && \ wget 'http://marc-abramowitz.com/download/tsocks-1.8_macosx.patch' && \ patch < tsocks-1.8_macosx.patch && autoconf && \ ./configure && make && sudo make install
The patch address issues such as:
- Using gcc-4.0 ended up causing link errors for me so I force use of gcc-3.3.
- Linking dynamic libraries requires special linker options, as does linking object files with multiply defined symbols.
- Libraries typically have a
.dylibextension rather than
.so(because OS X uses the proprietary Mach-O object file format instead of ELF).
LD_PRELOADis not supported. Instead I had to use OS X variables -
- The code itself needed a few minor patches in order to compile; the use of typedefs like
socklen_tinstead of non-portable types like
intand the use of the OS X gcc extension
__attribute__ ((constructor))to defined a dynamic library initialization function.
- I needed to do a bunch of autoconf stuff to support all of this and to make it so that the
tsocksshell script gets generated to accomodate all of these differences.
Of course after doing all of this, I found out that there is a tsocks DarwinPort, which builds but doesn't seem to work because it still tries to use LD_PRELOAD.