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the weblog of Jonathan Hollin: software developer; technologist; photographer; super-hero and eccentric billionaire*

* Okay, the bit about being a billionaire is not really true! ☺︎

The Trawler: № 10

Welcome to the tenth installment in my world-famous and universally loved Trawler series: where I curate the best of the best of my Internet finds, then lovingly polish and share them for your: enlightenment; amusement; enjoyment; ridicule (pick one).

Bulletproof, Firewall-busting SSH Back to Your Computer

A detailed article in which we discuss setting up a fault tolerant, reverse SSH tunnel to a target computer. This enables us to login to a terminal shell on that machine regardless of NAT or firewall.

The New Shiny Thing

Service workers, progressive web apps, fault tolerance… these are some of the terms that will dominate discussion around the next generation of websites. I decided to have a little play.

I Love Your Site, But…

An email from a kind stranger contains a patch that fixes a bug on the Perpetual βeta website. A bug that I didn’t even know was there.

The Trawler: № 9

Welcome to the ninth installment in my world-famous and universally loved Trawler series: where I curate the best of the best of my Internet finds, then lovingly polish and share them for your: enlightenment; amusement; enjoyment; ridicule (pick one).

Are We There Yet?

Get a system notification when a long-running shell task is complete, but only when the terminal window does not have focus.

Want to read more? Check out some of my other articles in the Archives…