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Computers | Dave Page

Compacting a VirtualBox VM Centos disk

At work I used Centos 6.4 to convert a large Subversion repo to Git. This required a VM with a 100Gb disk, more than my old iMac could deal with, to the point where I could not update to newer OS version or even run iTunes to update apps. [dchwalis@imac ~]$ df -h...

Fun with Dell Laptop WiDI

I was messing around with the WiDi driver to stream the Grateful Dead show tonite and disabled the Intel Video driver. At this point, the machine started up, did POST, did the swirly page and then a blue dim (not BSOD) screen came up and nothing. HD activity, not much...

Dirty Printer Test Page

I started getting vertical dark lines in my ADF scans on the the highly great Canon MF4570dw Laser/Multifunction. Use this to determine location of small bits of dust on your scans. Then clean the glass under the ADF guide, slide it out carefully. Print the OpenOffice...

Subversion on 1&1, redux.

Looks like someone used my post on building svn on 1&1 hosting. I am such an AUTHORITY. I just wish I could figure out how to build 1.8 without running out of memory. Andy has some hints for 1.6. Fails for me. Well, 1.4 seems to still work enough to update...

Wordbooker is dead

Wordbooker is a WordPress plugin to post to Blog and Facebook at the same time? Saves time. Steve the author decided it wasn’t worth it — free support and complaining jerks. Bummer. When it worked it saved time. I guess that’s what happens when you...