What’s the point of switching to bigger bore springs on a standard bore shock? Some say the wider springs provide a different feel, but mostly I did it to be able to run a spring rate softer than the softest Team Associated Green (12lb./in.) springs. Softer springs are especially helpful for tight (read: small) high-traction indoor carpet track racing like we have here in Minnesota. Most of the guys that do this mod switch to Yokomo springs, so that’s what we’ll cover.Continue reading
So you’re getting ready to move your website. You’ve got the new hosting plan purchased, and you’ve got the files and data copied over. You set up your hosts file to point to the new host, but something doesn’t look quite right 😕
You could keep editing your hosts file and refreshing your browser to try to figure out what is different… Or you could take 5 minutes to set up a socks proxy so you can view both the new and old site in two different browsers at the same time! Here’s how to do it:
- Two browsers, one of which is Firefox.
- A server you can connect to via SSH
The server can be anything, your new host (if they allow ssh), a friend’s server, a linode server, a digital ocean droplet, etc.
Start an SSH tunnel to act as a proxy
In a terminal on your local system run:
ssh -D 1080 -N user@your-ssh-host
-D instructs ssh to do dynamic port forwarding by creating a socket on that port locally. Any port number will do, but something above 1024 is best. I went with 1080 in this example.
-N tells ssh to not run any remote commands (like bash). This is needed to have our connection just forward data.
In Firefox open Preferences. Search for proxy. In more recent versions of Firefox, it’s at the bottom of the general section. Click the proxy
Settings... button to bring up the proxy connection settings dialog:
Make the changes as indicated. Select Manual proxy configuration. Add
localhost to the SOCKS Host field, and
1080 to Port and select SOCKS v5. Check the box for Proxy DNS when using SOCKS v5.
Browse in Firefox
Anything you visit in Firefox will now use the DNS information from your proxy. You’d typically use the Firefox version for the original – what is soon to be the “old” site.
Set your hosts file for your other browser
Edit your hosts file and add a line with your new host IP and your domain name:
$ vi /etc/hosts
22.214.171.124 thewebsiteiammoving.com www.thewebsiteiammoving.com
Browse in another browser
Then you can visit the “new” site in that browser to make any comparisons and do last-minute tweaks before you switch your DNS.
This little power supply from Ready Made RC is a tremendous bargain. The specs are fantastic on paper – but it doesn’t pack quite as much punch as advertised. I have two large capacity (5200mAh) 6S batteries that I use to power my electric lawn mower. This power supply buckled after just 2.5 charges Here’s how it went…
Actually my plane was in Drew’s vlog earlier this summer. If you don’t subscribe to his channel on YouTube, you should.
He was at Flite Fest East and flew his quad in the one combat session I dared enter. My plane is a white FT Flyer with blue stripes on the leading edge of the wing, along with American flags on the wings and vertical stabilizer It was also sporting a streamer that dayContinue reading