This week I switched the VM software I use from Parallels to VirtualBox. There are many reasons for this, but the primary one is that VirtualBox is free and I can put it on all the machines I want. Another reason is that I can share virtual disks etc with my Linux workstation that already has VirtualBox installed. I’ve been very happy with it on Linux, so I decided to try it out on my Mac and the results were great.
Since my primary computer is a Mac and I enjoy using my Delorme PN-60w to it’s fullest, I chose to run Topo North America 9.0 in a Windows virtual machine so management of maps etc is super easy. I had set this up without any issues using an XP virtual with Paralells, but VirtualBox and Windows 7 presented some obstacles. I’ll explain how to get it all working in a few easy steps.
Recently I installed Ubuntu 11.04 and tried to watch a DVD and (re)discovered that I needed to install libdvdcss2. Basically, to watch (or copy some) DVD’s you will be needing libdvdcss2 and it’s available from the Medibuntu reposisories.
I’ve now included the track listing for Skrillex SXM Music Lounge Ultra Music Week Miami set from 3/24/2011. Track listing here
This Friday and Monday, SiriusXM Electric Area is playing some great Skrillex tracks from his Motherhship 001 mix:
Fri. 12/2 @ 6 pm ET – Mon. 12/5 @ 4 pm ET Hear a replay of Skrillex’s groundbreaking show The Mothership, plus his first-ever interview from March 24, 2011 on SiriusXM in Miami as well as his incredible set at the SiriusXM Music Lounge at the W Hotel on South Beach.
UPDATE 05/17/2012: There are some reports of newer builds totally bricking this router. Build 17990 is the last one confirmed to work with this router and is referenced in this post.
UPDATE 01/09/2012: This post has been updated to include links to DD-WRt SVN version 17990 and includes instructions for loading DD-WRT “mega” onto the router.
Recently I got the urge to get IPv6 going on my local LAN (will be covered in another post). First thing I checked was if my router had any native support for it. Unfortunately, it did not. This led me to checking out DD-WRT. It’s something I’ve used for years with various other routers and it opens up all kinds of cool features and options not usually available with the factory firmware. Read more »
I absolutely love homebrew. It’s so much cleaner and easier to use than the other osx package managers out there.
Recently I decided to install mtr and found that the default installation via homebrew used X11/gtk, which I didn’t much care for. From years of mtr use on Linux, the terminal one just feels better to me…
Recently I needed to use pcntl_fork with a project and found that the stack I was using (MAMP) didn’t include support for pcntl.so by default. Fortunately it’s pretty easy to install on Lion. Read more »
For a recent project I needed to use the ssh2 extension with PHP. I had tried to use phpseclib, but found that it doesn’t support for DSA keys (a requirement for my project). Using the instructions below, you can easily install ssh2 support for PHP using homebrew.