Author: Billy


Oakland Cacti

Don’t Forget to Configure DigitalOcean /etc/hosts for Fast sendmail WordPress sites were hanging at around 90 seconds for a form submit with 95%+ CPU idle. Turns out my submits were waiting for sendmail the whole time, doh!

Windows 8.1 Guest on VirtualBox 0x000000C4 Error, Guru Meditation

To fix on an x64 machine: 1. cd /d “c:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox” 2. vboxmanage setextradata “[vm name]” VBoxInternal/CPUM/CMPXCHG16B 1 3. Close VirtualBox and re-open. Windows 8.1 installation should now succeed.

Manually Entering in Host-only Networks to Bypass Mirantis OpenStack VirtualBox Script Errors

Create the following manually in VirtualBox > Preferences > Network > Host-only Networks. If the first host-only adapter fails to take the setting after clicking ok and returning to the dialog, try setting the last part of the IP to

Removing Application and Device Control (ADC) from Symantec Endpoint Protection Fixed VirtualBox

I can now finally use VirtualBox 4.3.14. Interesting that disabling the ADC policy was not enough, we had to remove ADC from the workstation itself before VirtualBox would start. InjectedDLL will reveal when sysfer.dll is being injected into Windows processes.

Windows 8 Ad Hoc WiFi Network

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myssid key=12345678 (8-32 chars) netsh wlan start hostednetwork

University is a Bad Investment, Engagement is What Matters

University is an Unwise Investment: Very thought provoking. Engagement is a core theme in this debate — what engages people cannot be met by a single solution, entity, etc. No matter how we choose to engage with the community

Re: Why the Ambitious Are the Least Likely to be Successful

Re: Why the Ambitious Are the Least Likely to be Successful I think a critical point is that, you can start with ambition, and end up with a healthy regular schedule of work that satisfies not only external rewards we

Loud Bicycle is Coming in October 2013!

Finally a company has released a compact bicycle car horn. Sounds identical to a standard compact car at 112 db, with high and low notes, all for under $100. My custom car horn installation, with 2 RadioShack 7.2 V NiMH

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