Jun 30 2008

How to add google custom search to a self-hosted Wordpress 2.5 blog

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This tip requires that you host your Wordpress blog yourself and it’s easier to accomplish with Wordpress 2.5.
I get a few questions on how I implement the Google [...]

Jun 30 2008

Running Windows games on a MAC with VMWare Fusion

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Google Query: games that work with vmware fusion
When I first talk about VMWare with most casual users and I say that they have a version for MAC. The first question I get is “Can it run games?” Well, the short answer is yes it can. The qualified answer is yes but…
VMWare Fusion [...]

Jun 30 2008

How to work around the “no address associated with hostname.(SocketError)” when installing Rails

Google Query: gem install rails no address associated with hostname.(SocketError)
I was trying to install Rails the other day at work and they had just finished implementing some “new improved” firewall security rules. Well needless to say, this broke my ability to install Rails. Although, I didn’t realize this at first. I kept getting the following [...]

Jun 30 2008

We Won! Netflix is keeping Profiles!

I just received this in my inbox today.

We Are Keeping Netflix Profiles
Dear Subscriber,
You spoke and we listened. We are keeping Profiles. Thank you for all the calls and emails telling us how important Profiles are.
We are sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused. We hope the next time you hear from us we will [...]

Jun 30 2008

How to convert from base 10 another base using Google

Google Query: convert from base 10 to base 16 using google
If you had read my post on how to do base conversions, you should now be a master of base conversions . Now that you are a master you should be able to use shortcuts when necessary right? Well, I know that google [...]

Jun 29 2008

Experiment with different applications quickly using VMWare Virtual Appliance Marketplace

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If you have installed VMWare, then congratulations! You have taken an exciting step into the freedom and efficiency that comes with virtualization. You are no longer stuck just running Windows, or Linux, or Unix, or Mac (VMWare Fusion is the Mac VMWare product). However, you still have to create virtual machines and install Operating [...]

Jun 28 2008

How to configure Windows IP settings from the command prompt.

Google Query: change ip address from command line
As an IT professional, I often have to use a laptop to test software or services on different subnets where I am working. Some of these subnets do not provide DHCP so that I can obtain an IP Address automagically . I would have to go [...]

Jun 27 2008

How to create an iso image on ESX Server (or any Linux Distro)

Google Query: create an iso on ESX server
For those who work with VMWare ESX Server regularly, you know that one of the quickest ways to get an Operating System installed on a VM is to install it from an iso image. But how do you get the iso image onto your ESX host easily? You [...]

Jun 21 2008

For shame Netflix, for shame…

I am sure those of you who have Netflix, received the infamous email:
“Dear Subscriber,
We wanted to let you know we will be eliminating Profiles, the feature that allowed you to set up separate DVD Queues under one account, effective September 1, 2008. Each additional Profile Queue will be unavailable after [...]

Jun 7 2008

Don’t forget to sudo

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One of the most common mistakes that I see new Ubuntu users (new to Linux) make is not using sudo. The Ubuntu community has some excellent forums with commands to get you through almost any task you can think of on your Ubuntu PC. However, many times I hear the same complaint:
“The command didn’t [...]

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