Mar 7 2011

Hypervisor in a Hypervisor. Yes you can, but not with Xen.

If you’re new here, you may want to start with my most popular posts. Then, subscribe to my RSS feed to stay updated. Thanks for visiting!Google Query: Install Xen on VMware
A colleague of mine recently asked me if it was possible to install the Xen Hypervisor on the VMware Hypervisor. The answer, of course [...]

Nov 22 2010

How to AirPrint through Windows 7

So iOS 4.2 is finally out enabling Airprint functionality for a select few printers (namely the HP Eprint line). What if you don’t have a new wizbang printer? Early in the beta of iTunes 10.1 you could use Airprint to print to Mac OSX and Windows Shared Printers. Sadly, they took that functionality out in [...]

Jun 22 2009

How to Use Feedburner with Tumblr

Google Query: Feedburner and Tumblr
I recently started a Tumblr Blog to have an online place to store my Fun PowerShell Code Snippets. I wanted to track subscribers with Feedburner so I claimed my feed. I just needed to figure out how to add the new Feed URL to my Tumblr Blog template. The solution is [...]

Jun 22 2009

How to get a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Out of Standby/Read-Only Mod

Google Query: SQL Server 2005 Database Standby / Read-Only
Recently, I helped a customer restore a SQL Server 2005 database. The only problem was that the default restore was leaving the database in Standby / Read-only mode. The solution to this problem was really quite simple. After some googling I came across this MSDN Thread.
Basically to [...]

Jun 15 2009

Pictures Missing from iPhoto Library

Google Query: iphoto not showing all pics in the library
My wife loves her MAC. Ever since we switched her to it from a PC, I have not had to do tech support at home. However, sometimes even MACs do strange things. My wife noticed that not all of the pictures were showing up in her [...]

Jun 11 2009

A utility to get past the “Error Deleting File or Folder” error.

Have you ever run into any of the following when trying to delete a file?

Cannot delete file: Access is denied
There has been a sharing violation.
The source or destination file may be in use.
The file is in use by another program or user.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is [...]

Jun 11 2009

Upgrading RAM in VMware Player VM

I get a lot of questions on how to upgrade the memory in a VMware Player Virtual Machine (VM). So, I figured I would post it so everyone can see. It’s actually quite easy. Just follow these steps:

Look for a *.vmx file in the directory that your VM is stored in.
Open up this file in [...]

Jun 3 2009

How to get past the “password and username do not match” error in Google Talk on the Blackberry

So, I finally got around to downloading google talk for Blackberry . I was all ready to try out my new toy when, BAM! I got this:
“password and username do not match”
I thought at first I was typing it in wrong. But, no matter how many times I tried I got the same error. Well, [...]

Oct 28 2008

Free Crossover on Ubuntu FTW!

I had been contemplating getting Crossover for a while because it is an “easier to setup” WINE implementation. But, I don’t like paying for stuff when I could do it myself for free. Now I can get the best of both worlds! In case you are wondering Crossover lets you run some Windows applications on [...]

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Jul 27 2008

How to reset the offline folder cache on Windows XP Tip
If any of you have ever worked with offline folders in Windows, you know how frustrating it is when a server changes or is no longer available and Windows still tries to keep the offline folders synchronized. This is not only annoying for one user, but is extremely annoying in a shared computing environment [...]


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