What is Java and do I need it? In my opinion, if you find yourself asking that question, chances are, you probably don’t need Java.
That all too familiar Java Update Notification
So, just what is Java? Well, to put it simply, Java is a popular, feature-rich, programming language that is currently used heavily in enterprise-level computing worlds. Most people know Java as that little window that pops up on an annoyingly regular basis, bugging you about updates.
Admittedly, I have a bit of an obsessive nature when it comes to buying stuff. I’ve managed to garner a bit of a reputation as the go-to guy for recommendations on gadgets and tech products. That’s why I’m introducing a new feature that I’ve been looking forward to implementing for some time now – Product Recommendations.
I’m keeping things pretty simple to start – basically just a short list of products that I love. Perhaps I’ll expanded into something bigger in the future. I’m only recommending products that I personally own and use. Only things that I paid for out of my own pocket.
Check out my product recommendations now.
It seems nowadays that you can find open WiFi hotspots just about anywhere. That’s great for staying connected. However, I get really paranoid when using unfamiliar networks – especially open, unencrypted, networks.
The thought of transmitting data in the clear while waiting out a three hour layover makes my skin crawl. Not only are you open to eavesdropping, you’re also especially vulnerable to DNS hijacks. No thank you.
Using an SSH tunnel with a SOCKS proxy is a quick and easy way to secure yourself on untrusted networks. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to do just that. First, I am making the following assumptions: