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HOWTO: Convert a VirtualBox image to a VMware Disk Image

While playing with the recent FreeDOS 1.1 release (only 17 years in the making), I found a need to convert a VirtualBox appliance image to a VMware disk image, but the steps weren’t clear or straightforward. Here’s what I did, in a nutshell: First, install VirtualBox. You can grab the install from the main VirtualBox [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: Windows 7 networking in VMware Workstation and ESXi I’ve been using VMware Workstation for many, many years and...
  2. Enormous World Trade Center image montage WTC Image Montage I was given an image to add...
  3. VMware “undefined symbol: g_get_user_special_dir” error SOLVED If you’re using the latest version of VMWare Workstation, and...


Syndicated 2012-01-06 07:44:47 from random neuron misfires

At 1:38pm today, I lost my best friend, my buddy, Dart…

He’s not really lost, he’s still alive and well, preserved in my memories, thousands of photos and the remaining energy he left around my home. He’ll live on immortal as long as I don’t let those memories fade. Dart lived a happy, bountiful life with his bigger brother “Monk” taking care of him every day. [...] Related posts:

  1. We’ve lost another one of our own sisob; fellow advogato’er, aka Mark Finlay of GNOME fame, passed...
  2. USA Today interview at Palmsource conference Hey look! I was in USA Today! Note to self:...
  3. My friend Rex was shot dead More news about my friend Rex who was shot and...


Syndicated 2011-09-06 21:59:04 from random neuron misfires

AT&T officially loses over 10 years of my business

I’ve been an AT&T customer for a very long time; over a decade of mobile phone use with their services, from my age’ing Nokia to my various Treo devices to several RIM BlackBerry phones. I’m currently on the biggest, baddest Enterprise “Unlimited” data, “Unlimited” texting plan they offer, including International Roaming and texting as well, [...]Related posts:

  1. Testing the Speed of BlackBerry Tethering Against My Own Networks
  2. My first two hours with the BlackBerry Playbook
  3. New Business Ventures

Syndicated 2011-04-23 23:39:28 from random neuron misfires

My first two hours with the BlackBerry Playbook

I picked up a BlackBerry Playbook today to test, review and attempt to integrate it into my business workflow. After all the hype, pre-release videos and hundreds of reviews I’ve read prior to its launch this week, I knew this was going to be the right tablet device for me. Boy was I wrong. Here’s [...]Related posts:

  1. Testing the Speed of BlackBerry Tethering Against My Own Networks
  2. Blackberry and the Productivity Myth
  3. My First 15 Minutes with DriveSafe.ly for BlackBerry

Syndicated 2011-04-21 03:28:17 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: General Failure in sending the command to the application

This problem results from clicking on a URL, mailto or web link embedded inside an email in Outlook when you have Mozilla Firefox set as your default browser: If you’ve suffered from this problem using Outlook and Firefox on Windows, I have a fix! Launch regedit.exe (if you’re on Windows 7, right-click and “Run as [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: How to Delete RSS Feeds Folder from Outlook 2007
  2. SOLVED: Firefox high CPU load with plugin-container
  3. SOLVED: Java Plugin in Firefox on 64-bit Windows Server 2003

Syndicated 2011-04-12 03:58:09 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Configure Tor + SASL + irc to connect to Freenode

I fought this problem on the train into the city today, because my MiFi‘s hostname was not correctly reversing to it’s given IP (verified by dig) and Freenode was denying the connection; it looked like this: Mar 22 06:51:41 * Looking up irc.freenode.net Mar 22 06:51:41 * Connecting to chat.freenode.net (86.65.39.15) port 6667... Mar 22 [...] Related posts:

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  2. SOLVED: HOWTO mount an external, encrypted LUKS volume under Linux
  3. ROT13 plugin for Xchat (in C)

Syndicated 2011-03-23 00:39:05 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: How to use Ctrl-Alt-F1 in VMware with Linux guests

If you’re like me, you probably use VMware Workstation (or VMware Player or VMware Fusion) quite a bit to test different aspects of other operating systems without having to break your host machine. I do development and testing on Linux, and need to ensure that the latest Linux distributions don’t break my code, or that [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: Building VMware Workstation modules on Linux 2.6.32
  2. VMware “undefined symbol: g_get_user_special_dir” error SOLVED
  3. SOLVED: How to Disable Ctrl-Q in Firefox

Syndicated 2011-03-17 14:56:13 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: How to put your NeatWorks data into Dropbox

As I use Dropbox more and more, I’m beginning to see that it really has a lot of value, and not just of the normal “file backup” variety. (see some of my other blog posts on Dropbox for some of my other ideas). I’ve been using NeatWorks NeatDesk for awhile, and began relying on it [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: Sharing TweetDeck settings across multiple Windows and Linux machines
  2. SOLVED: Moving your Outlook Address Book to another location
  3. SOLVED: Calendar Printing Assistant for Office 2010

Syndicated 2010-11-07 17:02:24 from random neuron misfires

Testing Twitter Tools

Ignore this post, it will be deleted. I’m testing whether Twitter Tools can successfully post this blog entry back to Twitter. Test, test test. Related posts:Solution to prc-tools on AMD64 and other 64-bit machines Testing the Speed of BlackBerry Tethering Against My Own Networks External tools to search Microsoft Outlook 2007 Related posts:

  1. Solution to prc-tools on AMD64 and other 64-bit machines
  2. Testing the Speed of BlackBerry Tethering Against My Own Networks
  3. External tools to search Microsoft Outlook 2007

Syndicated 2010-11-05 15:38:31 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: Moving your Outlook Address Book to another location

I’m definitely not a Windows user, nor a fan of Microsoft products, but I do have to use them for work and my personal calendaring with Cozi and my BlackBerry device, so I’m learning how to tweak and modify the core components to suit how I use them. In this case, I have a direct [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: How to Delete RSS Feeds Folder from Outlook 2007
  2. HOWTO: Repair your Outlook PST file from the commandline
  3. SOLVED: Fixing a Minor Nit with Office Communicator

Syndicated 2010-11-05 06:43:20 from random neuron misfires

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