Putty Connection Manager

Tabbed view, session manager, etc. Free. Not bad. Gave up on commercial BS like SecureCRT & Reflections years ago (unless work will pay for it). Can’t be bothered. Don’t know why I didn’t think to look for a putty session manager until now, but I’m glad I did. Some things it do. 1.Display Multiple PuTTY Sessions… Read More »

_deviceImage-0.iso was not found while deploying OVF (or OVA)

Minor issue, but slowed me down. Recently while deploying an OVA that I created and tested on another host (ESXi 5.5), I was presented with the error: File ds:///vmfs/volumes/52c252-0b-bf765663-bffd-0026b95-d10a0/_deviceImage-0.iso was not found Expecting I left a .ISO mounted (even though I had NOT checked the option to “include image files attached to floppy and CD/DVD… Read More »

The OVF package requires unsupported hardware

So you created a OVF or OVA from a VMX using OVFTOOL and it’s boned you, for whatever reason. Or you’ve got a ESXi 5.5 OVF/OVA and want to put it on a 5.1 host. Or…whatever permutation of this error has brought you here (mine was the OVFTOOL conversion, fwiw). You receive an error along… Read More »

Installing 2008 SQL on Windows Server 2012

Keeping this short and sweet. Problem: SQL Server Full 2008 Server installation media fails on Windows Server 2012. It is however a supported platform, so there has to be a way. Solution: Update installer package and slipstream updates from SP1 prior to setup. Copy DVD/.ISO Installer medium from original 2008 SQL Full to a directory… Read More »

Microbrute sequences

Added a microbrute to my arsenal today.. after some playing around I exported my saved sequences via the Microbrute Connection software. Opened up the resulting .mbseq file and was happy to find out the data is in a simple readable format using midi note values. For example: I’m going to knock myself together a quick… Read More »

C# HideSelection = False is worthless (windows forms).

C# is a wonderful language. It’s one of the few things you can honestly compliment Microsoft for creating without feeling like a fan boy.  However, as with all things (particularly MS things) they still go one step short or do the odd thing here and there. One case in point is persistent highlighting of a… Read More »