Enabling the Remote on a MacBook Pro Running Ubuntu 12.10

I’ve been using Ubuntu for the last few years. It was not my first choice, Debian was –because I like a balance between configuring things by hand (call it choice) and automation. The problem, Debian on my Yonah based MacBook Pro (that’s the last 32 bit Apple computer before the 64 bit platform was introduced), was more

Circumventing LSOs, Adobe Flash Cookie Tracking Technology

I don’t know of anyone that makes due without Flash these days. It’s become so pervasive, it’s difficult to imagine one without it on today’s Internet. HTML5 is supposed to change this, what with Jobs formally announcing this in his famous letter regarding Adobe’s technology. While I see the end of any proprietary technology, such as

Bypass Instant Message Filtering/Blocking

Really, I don’t understand the commotion about instant messaging (IMing) at work –since employees (as well as employers) are still going to waste time if they want. For instance and perhaps not the case where you work and maybe extreme, but in Chillán, Chile bosses are never in their offices, anyway. They’re always “en terreno”, most

Surfing Economically: Adding a Local DNS Server to Ubuntu Gnu/Linux & Hooking up a Caching Proxy

This is a cleaned up Ubuntu 11.04 specific HowTo version of a Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) article I previously wrote. Getting this working on Ubuntu was so simple that I messed it up and almost pulled my hair out before realizing how simple it really was. The key is to not mess about with the proxy

Surfing Economically: Adding a Local DNS Server to Debian Gnu/Linux & Hooking up a Caching Proxy II

This is a cleaned up Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) only version of my previous article on economical surfing, as with updates and Ubuntu 11.04 pertinent information, it started to look confusing. There is now a separate Ubuntu 11.04 article, too, since the setup is different (even simpler) from that of Debian. Install pertinent software # aptitude install pdnsd