While I’m not trying to sound boastful here, I consider myself extremely technically proficient. I’ve been playing with computers for, literally, as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have a computer of my very own by the time I was in middle school, and even started on Linux about that same [...]
This past weekend I decided that I needed to make my MacBook Air more functional, so I Bootcamp’d it to Windows 7, my preferred working environment. Of course after installing Win7 I needed to make it useful by installing a plethora of (my) standard tools. Normally, I do this by hand (I have a list, [...]
This past weekend I was over at Lauren’s house and while waiting for her to finish getting ready, I was looking through msconfig on her laptop (I’m an IT guy, sue me). One of the items I found that I’d never heard of before was Greenshot. I looked it up and asked her about it. [...]
I was trying to test Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange (GAMME) for our company and it kept crashing on me. GAMME launched and let me fill in the configuration information, but the instant I pressed the “start” button, it crashed.
Recently, I was trying to install an Intel 320 SSD into my Lenovo X220 laptop. Since the X220 uses the a 7mm tall 2.5″ HD bay, this is annoying. Once I got the SSD drive trimmed down a few millimeters and installed, I had to re-install Windows 7 and this is where things went screwy.
Recently, at work I was presented with an odd error. A newly imaged Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 was showing blank pages when the customer was trying to access any HTML page. During our debug process we found that the machine showed the same source anytime we tried to access any files (images, [...]
In case it wasn’t obvious by the number of Apple related posts as of late, I’ve been spending almost all my time on OSX based machines. One of the things I’ve found annoying is that I couldn’t change the default file/application association, or at least I couldn’t figure it out. I watched a lot of [...]
GNU screen is not a new tool and while I’ve known about it for a long time, I’ve never had a use for it. What is the point of having multiplexed terminals when I can simply launch more (under Ubuntu)? When I’m in Windows, I can just launch more SSH connections. While having more screens [...]
We’re trying to standardize onto Ubuntu at work and we need hardware that works really, really well. One thing that I thought might be nice to have in the office was the Dell XT2 tablets. Not that I expect everyone to have one, but I thought there might be at least a handful of users [...]