Bookmarks for 15th November 2012

These are my saved Pinboard links for 15th November 2012:

  • Mac App Store – Watermarker – Watermarker is the premiere utility for customizing images with a variety of watermarking options. Whether you are interested in promoting your brand or business logo on website images, or just simply trying to restrict unauthorized use of your photos, Watermarker is the app to use.
  • Nitin Khanna’s Blog – Installing Fever on AppFog – Those of you who’ve read my blog before might have read the recent post – “Feedafever for ~Free” where I talk about installing an instance of Fever (by Shaun Inman) on AppFog, thus running a database and bandwidth heavy application for absolutely free.
  • Whole Wheat Blackberry Ricotta Scones Recipe – 101 Cookbooks – You might not think you need another scone recipe, but you do. And, although I would like to think that this is the sort of recipe I might come up with, I didn't. Deb did, it's brilliant, and it was the first recipe I tackled from her blockbuster new cookbook. I did a blackberry twist on her Whole Wheat Raspberry Ricotta Scones, and might never look back – these scones are golden-crusted, tender, moist, barely sweet, and streaked with violet swaths and chunks of blackberry. They're beautiful.
  • Geeknote – Evernote console client for Linux, FreeBSD, OS X – Are you a geek? Do you like Evernote? Geeknote – is for you!
    Geeknote is an opensource Evernote console client for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Use it for system administration needs, creating notes, notebooks, sync your local directories with Evernote notebooks.
  • SSH tunneling redux – All this – Years ago I wrote a post about how I access services on my office computer from my laptop. My setup has changed a bit since then, so it seemed worthwhile to write a short update.

    My office computer isn’t generally accessible from the internet, but the office router does have a permanent public IP number and it’s configured to forward calls on the SSH port to my computer, which has an SSH server running by enabling Remote Login in the Sharing Preference Pane. Through a system called SSH tunneling, I can securely access services that run on my office machine by piping them through the SSH protocol. Using a service remotely from my laptop generally consists of two steps:

    Running a script on my laptop that sets up the tunnel.
    Accessing the remote service through whatever application would access it locally.
    There are three services I use this way, and therefore three tunneling scripts.

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