Sunday, February 20, 2011

SSH across a Layer 7 Filter

Every once in a while, I find myself in a situation behind some sort of device that filters a lot of traffic.  Most often, it's on my laptop at some facility (e.g., coffee shop) that only allows HTTP/HTTPS out.  For a while, I just listened for SSH traffic on port 443 (HTTPS) to connect through port-based firewalls.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Turpial : A twitter client

It is written in Python and aims to be an application with low consumption of resources. Turpial is twitter client for Linux and lightweight desktop environment like XFCE, Fluxbox, Openbox , etc (thinking of the netbooks).

When you start up Turpial for the first time, you'll see a spot for your username and password, as well as the option to choose either Twitter or

If you're looking for a fast, easy to set-up and use client that works for not only Twitter but as well, then Turpial is worth your time.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Xfce Foundation

The Xfce team has launched the Xfce Foundation e.V. as a non-profit steering organisation for the project in Germany:
We will soon announce more details about the decisions that were made and about how you can become an Xfce Foundation member (it’s really not difficult and it won’t cost you any money — but there are obligations connected to it of course). After the registration we will create a bank account and a new paypal account as well in order to collect donations. These donations will be tax deductible!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


PirateBox is a self-contained mobile collaboration and file sharing device. Simply turn it on to transform any space into a free and open file sharing network.