March 29, 2005
2500 Miles From Home

random aerial view of research triangle park, probably about 2 miles from my hotel

I have relocated to the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina for the duration of this week, and while I'm there I am spending most of my day in a network environment which has been secured to the point of seemingly blocking all but HTTP traffic. Without ssh and POP and, hell, even telnet, I feel malnourished. I am growing weaker. Dumber.

This is probably a pretty typical level of security for a corporate network, I guess. And it's consistent with the look of the office, which is straight out of The Apartment, only the desks are hidden behind cubicles. It's even in black and white, or close enough that you can't tell the difference.

Lemonodory posting will probably be bursty. Just like the good old days!

Posted by jjwiseman at March 29, 2005 11:17 PM

If you can use Corkscrew ( to ssh via a HTTPS proxy then you're in business. ssh port forwarding can take care of the rest.

Posted by: Luke Gorrie on March 30, 2005 06:37 AM

Welcome to RTP and hope you enjoy your stay. If you would like more information on things to see and do while visiting Durham including Research Triangle Park, please ask at any Durham hotel desk, drop by the Durham Visitor Information Center at 101 E. Morgan St., Downtown, or give us a call at 919-687-0288. Best regards!

Posted by: Jonathan on March 30, 2005 07:54 AM

If you've got some free time, look me up. The rest of this week is limited, but it would be cool to meet. My work number is 919-472-7480.

Posted by: Raymond Toy on March 30, 2005 09:55 AM

Look up, your way out of HTTP prison.

Posted by: Hendrik Levsen on May 12, 2005 12:54 PM
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