Archive for June, 2008

Pixar’s new film WALL-E is a masterpiece Jun 28 2008

Go see WALL-E. It is a masterpiece.

Go see Pixar’s new film, WALL-E. You will not be disappointed. That is all.

How to connect to a VNC machine that is behind a firewall using SSH tunneling, OS X and Chicken of the VNC Jun 20 2008

VNC is a very useful program for accessing a computer remotely. These are instructions for accessing a remote machine using OS X, Chicken of the VNC, and Vine Server when there is a firewall in the way.

VNC SSH Tunnel

Normally it is a fairly straightforward process to connect from a VNC client to a VNC server running on a remote machine. A firewall in the middle can complicate the process a bit.

Normal:
MY MACHINE -> VNC CLIENT < - -> VNC SERVER < - REMOTE MACHINE Behind firewall: REMOTE MACHINE -> VNC SERVER -> SSH TUNNEL < - -> VNC CLIENT < - MY MACHINE

  1. On MY MACHINE, create a local SSH user account and password – call it vnc_user
  2. On MY MACHINE, determine my public IP address – go to whatismyip.com (MY_IP_ADDRESS)
  3. On REMOTE MACHINE, turn on the Vine Server and set the password
  4. On REMOTE MACHINE, open up Terminal and enter the following command:

    ssh vnc_user@MY_IP_ADDRESS -R 5900:127.0.0.1:5900

    where MY_IP_ADDRESS is the IP address of MY MACHINE.

  5. Enter the password for the vnc_user. You should now be connected to MY MACHINE over SSH.
  6. On MY MACHINE, open up Chicken of the VNC. Connect to localhost and enter the password for the REMOTE MACHINE.
  7. You should now be connected to REMOTE MACHINE’s VNC server and be seeing their screen.
  8. Notes:

    • Make sure that you are not running a VNC server on MY MACHINE, or that it is turned off
    • If you are running a firewall on your own network, you may need to enable port forwarding for SSH to ensure that SSH requests on port 22 are connected to MY MACHINE and not blocked by your own firewall.

    Thanks to this article that describes how to do this and also includes an Applescript that makes the connection.

Pictures from Ted and Martha’s 50th Wedding Anniversary party at Tamunn Farms Jun 2 2008

Ted and Martha Munnecke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2008 with many friends and family in attendance.

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
Kristin and Ted

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
Kristin and Martha

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
Ted and Martha

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
The cake

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm - Beautiful rainbow
A rainbow came out at just the right moment, after a lot of rain

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm
Beautiful Clouds

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm - Oops, I broke the paddle...
Oops, I broke the paddle when heading back to shore after it started lightning and thundering while we were out on the lake

Ted and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary party at the farm - Kristin, Ted and Michael
Kristin, Ted and Michael all glad to be wearing their Patagonia rain gear, after the other guests had left for the evening.

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Map of tonight’s walk around Tower Grove Park Jun 1 2008

Had a gentle walk around the park tonight with Kuma. Practicing seeing the good and grace that belongs to all of us, everywhere, all the time.



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