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...

Intellij IDEA SCSS File Watcher

I use IntelliJ IDEA on a Centos VM for AngularJS development at work, and I have a FileWatcher configured to compile the SCSS files from the designer into CSS when they change. It stopped working one day. After days of bad behaviour because I did not have the correct...

Yet another Airlink 101 DD-WRT adventure

Client needs a cheap Wi-Fi and router. Fast trip to eBay and for $5 plus $6 shipping, I get an Airlink101 AR690w with Wireless-N. Three antennas. Looks good. AR690w is on the supported list, with an older version and a new version. I tried the current release, and the...