How to Convert PPK PuTTY File to PEM on OS X 10.11 or Later

If you don’t have PuTTY installed these days, use Homebrew to do it painlessly. Don’t have Homebrew?

Open Terminal and paste:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL

Then type the command:

brew install putty

Then PuTTY should just work fine without any hassle. The command for converting a PuTTY Private Key would be:

puttygen privatekey.ppk -O private-openssh -o privatekey.pem


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DotResults Back In Action

My last post here was four months ago and that has been very unacceptable, especially to Google, since my visitor rate has dropped by half. I just haven’t had the time to keep up with being techy since my son was born. All of the time I manage to get on the computer is devoted to my photography business and my work is stretched out for days at a time. I do miss this blog and doing geeky stuff. All I would be able to offer right now is camera advice and photography tips. I’d like to be involved in more than that though, so today I was able to get a new theme on this blog so I can focus on content and just feel renewed. Let’s see how well I do. I cannot make any real prediction of how often I will post, but I am looking forward to delving into what I can!

P.S. I let some domains expire this past year. I had to finally admit that there was not any time for certain wild ideas and got my priorities straight.


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New VPN Service at Tunnelr

There is a new VPN service on the block, which may be of interest to a lot of you who are here looking at the information on PuTTY! Whether you are blocked by a firewall at your company, university or even country – Tunnelr enables you to gain unrestricted access to all Internet enabled services and content. Their tunneling services run on all major service ports, so in the event your company blocks SSH, POP3 or IMAP, you still are able to use the service on one of their forwarded ports.


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