virtual lab

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tonight i'm at the kitchen table doing virtual labs on my laptop while kenzie paints the ceiling in the living room. now before you call me an awful brute, it was her wish and idea to paint, and has requested no help from me. i'm sure she'd not turn help down, except for that she tends to have to redo whatever painting i do... so it's better this way. so in the labs i am building a zenoss server on a private virtual network (not a VPN) and it's getting its internet through the private interface of a smoothwall VM, which in turn gets its internet through a NATted version of my laptop's wireless NIC. in a host window i'm experimenting with doing a dd of my running OS partition…
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windirstat

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windirstat, from PortableApps.com has helped me on more than one occasion. it scans any drive or drives and helps you find what's taking up space on your windows volumes. real handy when you've got a server on the brink of crashing due to disk space http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/windirstat_portable
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getlibs

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on linux, you often run into situations where you don't have something you need, but you don't know what it is you're missing, let alone where to get it enter getlibs syntax: getlibs [pathtobinary] http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=692590 getlibs is here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=474790
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nifty tool

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I'm writing this entry today from a little program that runs on my computer. if it works right it should post all my inner-most thinking directly to the blog with the greatest of ease. as of this very second my innermost thoughts are fairly empty and nonexistent. not much going on really. i've been computering quite a bit this evening, fixing my computer, and kenzie's and assisting with bridget's via telephone. she got into some smitfraud i guess and it seems to have been giving her a hard time. hope my last patch of advice helped out. i haven't heard back from her in a while and i figure if it's gone on this long and she's still having trouble, there's probably a foul mood over at the hacienda del…
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pc macguyver move

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load an image of a blank floppy into a vm. use sector-by-sector write to image the virtual diskette. then use rawrite or whatever to create an image of the virtual floppy. copy this image to a computer with a physical floppy drive. using rawrite you can create a physical floppy without having ever used a physical diskette on the source machine. nifty
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How to Set up Office 2000 on a Terminal Server

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This is some old information that no one probably cares about anymore. I'm posting it for archival purposes "sourcepathsetup.exe" TRANSFORMS=c:TERMSRVR.MST /qn+ if you're installing the access runtime, use TERMSRVR_ART.MST setup.exe TRANSFORMS=TERMSRVR_ART.MST see also http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244439 attachments: TERMSRVR.MST TERMSRVR_ART.MST
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