Some time ago, probably about a year, I watched “Terminator, The Sarah Conner Chronicles” on Hulu over the PS3. I had reached a certain level of euphoria as I realized my media center in my theater room was complete. I tried this recently, only to be greeted with a message letting me know that the PS3 platform was no longer supported for Hulu content. Seriously? Filtering based on platform now? I'll tolerate the limited commercials, but I don't like being told what platforms I can watch content on.
Fortunately, I found this little gem with a workaround using Squid, one of my favorite tools, to replace the HTTP header en-route, making Hulu think the request is coming from a Windows machine. And old trick, and Firefox even has a plugin that will replace the HTTP header for you, but the PS3 doesn’t have that ability. I remember an article I wrote several years ago talking about using Squid and SSH to get around filtering proxies within a corporate LAN. I’ve also used Squid to simulate slower bandwidth using delay pools for UAT testing. Right up there with Netcat and SSH as useful tools to have on your machine.