I have bypassed the Chinese govt's internet filter (it's not particularly hard) and now I can access LiveJournal, and best of all, BBC News in Chinese. (Parts of the BBC's English version are sometimes accessible from China... but I would rather try reading the Chinese version, so I need to bypass the filter.)
It's a bit slow, but it's fairly secure. I can access basically anything I want, and I don't have to worry about anyone eavesdropping on me, because the connection is encrypted.
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -D 127.0.0.1:1080
... and in System Prefs, Network, I have set up 127.0.0.1:1080 as a SOCKS proxy.
(sych.org is hosted on a virtual server I rent from hub.org, and it's in South America. This causes all my traffic to be relayed through that server via the SSH session.)
So I'll write something interesting and less techy next time... but yeah, here I am, back again :)
- Haxoring teh Interweb