In Praise of SSH: the Cloud Print Edition

Problem: I’m at a playground in central park and I need to print something at home. I have a new printer that is online, but hasn’t been setup with Google Cloud Print yet.


  1. Set up an SSH tunnel from my phone, through my desktop to the printer (using iSSH on iPhone).
  2. Configure google cloud print from the browser on my phone.
  3. Print from chrome.

p.s. I was at a playground with my kids, not just to print something.