Jun 30 2010

VirtualBox 3.2.6 Upgrade

Category: SoftwareTeknovis @ 17:26

I updated my installation of VirtualBox to version 3.2.6 today. It was very straight-forward, and I have not noticed any differences yet.

I was also prompted to update my Guest Additions.


Jun 27 2010

Bielefeld Conspiracy

Category: Humour,InternetTeknovis @ 17:38

I came across the Bielefeld Conspiracy today, and I was not familiar with this term.

I was rather amused when I read about it in Bielefeld Conspiracy.

Jun 20 2010

People Like Us – Pilots

Category: Aviation,HumourTeknovis @ 09:24

I saw these videos during the week, and I thought they were great! I especially love the explanation of the “theory” :D


Jun 16 2010

Firefox Configuration Settings

Category: SoftwareTeknovis @ 18:04

I have been installing and configuring Firefox a lot of times this week! It is becoming a bit repetitive!

I think that nearly all of the default settings are perfect, and I just change a few of them. Probably the most important of these is that I add more accept languages.

I then install the following add-ons and plugins:

Lastly, I make the following changes to the configuration file (See About:config for instructions on doing this):

I can now reference this online myself :)

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Jun 14 2010

VirtualBox on my Laptop

Category: SoftwareTeknovis @ 19:05

Last week I finally got my new laptop! I did get a Dell, but I did not get the Studio that I was considering in Virtualising my Laptop. The laptop came with Windows 7, and for the moment I have decided to leave that as my host operating system. However, I am already hating it, but I will leave that for another blog post…

After reading the articles described inĀ VMware Workstation Versus VirtualBox I decided to try using VirtualBox, and I installed version 3.2.4. It installed perfectly.

I then tried to create my first virtual machine. This is where I had a few problems, that I will describe here:

  • I was unable to assign more than 1500MB of Memory to my virtual machine :( After some research online I discovered this is a limitation of using a 32bit host operating system :o
  • I assigned my virtual machine 2 processors since my laptop is dual core. However, when I tried to start the virtual machine I got an error code (VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED). It turns out that this means that the required hardware support for virtualisation is disabled in the BIOS. It was a bit tricky, because after changing this BIOS setting a hard reboot is required for it to become active – the normal soft reboot is not sufficient.
  • I needed to install the Guest Additions in order to get the guest operating system to correctly identify and use my monitor resolution.

Since then everything has been working perfectly, and so far I have been very impressed!

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Jun 10 2010

iPad Users’ Email Addresses

Category: SecurityTeknovis @ 21:53

Ouch – Security gaffe exposes addresses of elite iPaders.

The full list of email addresses is floating around on the Internet :o

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