ZFS Build Checklist

I’ve decided to replace the Windows Home Server Vail server with something capable of handling newer builds of ZFS and the inherent deduploication. Here’s a quick kit list and build diary I’ll try to keep up-to-date as I go along. Kit: Dell Perc6i – this is essentially a port multiplier. I scored it from eBay […]

Civilization 5 Tactics and Strategies

This post will outline and detail strategies, tips, tricks, cheats and tactics for Sid Meier’s Civilization V (Civ5/CivV). Call it an FAQ of sorts. Let’s get on with it, shall we? Some quick observations: Open borders allows you to surround an enemy, then attack. This works wonders later on. The trebuchet seems a bit overpowered, […]

Macbook Pro 15″ i5 Unibody Upgrades

I’ve finally purchased a MacBook Pro, and things are going pretty well. Most of my work these days involves using servers for heavy lifting, but I still use Windows 7 from time to time, and Lightroom 3 almost all the time. Unfortunately, Lightroom 3’s catalog is essentially a database of photos, and the more you […]

Windows Home Server in VMware Fusion 3

I set off on a quest to get the home backup / media server / remote access solution Windows Home Server with Power Pack 3 running inside of VMware Fusion 3 running on top of Apple OSX Snow Leopard (10.6).

g4u and Virtualization

A quick note about g4u – g4u (Ghost for you) is a hard disk imaging tool similar to Norton Ghost, but without the cost. g4u allows you to image hard disks to both files and physical media. This can be accomplished within a physical machine, a virtual machine, or by using an FTP server on […]

Right Click Using Your Keyboard (Windows)

Here’s a quick tip: You can right-click just as if you were using a mouse, but without using your mouse, using the shift and F10 keys together. For example, if you’d like to extract a .RAR in a directory, simply press END, cursor up, then shift+F10 and extract! Voila! Easy as pie extract in every […]

GRID Cheat Codes

Note that while these cheats may unlock cars that you want to own, the only one I would recommend is the Pagani Zonda R, for use in your first season. Here’s why: much of the money you get from this game is through sponsors. When driving any of these cars, you will not get any […]

You have not chosen to trust Equifax Secure Global eBusiness CA-1

Though the Citrix client comes as part of the default install on SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, unfortunately the root certificate is not installed for the Citrix ICA client, and furthermore requires an extension that is slightly different than the certificate vendor’s version. When attempting to access a Citrix secure web gateway on SuSE Linux Enterprise […]