HOWTO read and pronounce URLs

URLs usually appear in written form — online or on paper. Sometimes, URLs are spoken aloud. You’ll often hear URLs read out: during television and radio advertisements in voicemail messages on conference calls So what? Well, almost everyone gets it wrong. And you sound like an idiot when you do. I’ve seen directors of national […]

HOWTO set up an SOCKS proxy via an SSH tunnel on Mac OS X

Recently, I came across some streaming video that was only available to Canadians. Being a Canadian in the US, I felt somewhat entitled. Yes: I wanted to watch a hockey game. I knew I could do this with an SSH tunnel. I just wasn’t sure how. There are lots of pages explaining how to set […]