Monthly Archives: January 2009

Good god..

Words cannot express how much I want this right now: BBQ Bacon Explosion

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Real change? Surely not..

Finally, something different. Obama is challenging our expectations of a “say everything, do nothing” US government. It’s still early days, and he’s getting alot of media coverage that a long-term president might not, but it doesn’t change the fact that he’s doing things, and keeping promises Green light for US stem cell work – BBC news Obama orders Guantanamo closure – BBC news Obama aims for oil independence – BBC news Obama reaches out to …

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Running VNC/RealVNC on Windows 7/8

Update 2: The open-source “VNC Free Edition” has been re-named to VNC Open, and is no longer supported (but is still available for download). RealVNC¬†do¬†however now have a “VNC Free” version of their proprietary product which is compatible with Windows 7 and 8, but which is not very feature rich at all. If you’re looking for a free and relatively feature rich VNC product, I suggest using UltraVNC. If you don’t mind stumping up the …

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Problems installing VMware Server 2 on Ubuntu x64 – C Header files

When running through the installation of VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.10 x64 machine, I received the following error: What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] It seems the installer needs to compile a few things (vmmon, vmci, vsock and vmnet modules) and doesn’t have the neccesary C header files to do so, after faffing about I found out that you need to install …

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Connecting to a Windows share from Linux

I needed to access some images iso images which are on our Windows file server, from my Ubuntu test box. After a little research I found out how to do this. You essentially need to mount the Windows share on your Linux box, so first things first make sure your Linux box knows the Windows box by name, by editing your /etc/hosts file: 192.168.0.152 trento Next you’ll need to make sure samba and smbfs are …

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What’s the default user name and password for VMWare Server 2.0?

This is what I was left asking myself after installing VMWare Server 2.0 on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. After installing, you can access the Web UI just by entering your <ipaddr>:[port] that you set it to run on, into a browser, e.g.: http://localhost:8222 However, you’re now prompted for a username and password, having not set one up yet. I assumed it would be my administrative account, so I entered my login details, and: “You do …

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How they shot The Godfather – Mario Puzo

The reason I wrote The Godfather was to make money. My first novel, The Dark Arena (1955), received very good reviews and netted me $3,500, so I thought I was going to be rich and famous. But when my second novel, The Fortunate Pilgrim, came out ten years later and netted me just $3,000, I was going downhill fast. While the book received some extraordinarily fine reviews, my publisher was not impressed. I asked them …

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