Shutting Up Windows

Let us see if we can neuter Windows 10.

I’m so sick of Microsoft’s bu!!shit. They continue to fsck over business and their techie base. Modern Windows is nothing (but crap) compared to prior versions. If I need to go into the reasons, please just move along, this is not an article for […]


So in going through the remains of Brainless from before the wipe, I ran across this site. I used their software in the past and they have some real neat offers.

Unfortunately, there may be the possibility that the developer is Russian. Consider this strongly before visiting.


Network Monitoring

Mill Yard Computing used to offer these tips for network monitoring. They have taken this down, so here it is for you:


On CentOS it is in the EPEL repo.

It shows a list of network connections and the data transferred over the past 2 sec, 10 sec & 40 sec (a bit like […]

Mounting drives (physical & image) on VirtualBox

To mount a physical hard disk onto a VirtualBox guest, we need to first create a VMDK configuration file which points to the physical disk, and then attach this VMDK file to the VirtualBox guest.

VirtualBox running on Linux:

VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ~/sdd.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sdd

Now attach ~/sdd.vmdk to your guest as normal


Use dd to image a disk

“dd” is the linux command for taking byte by byte copies of files. Since a hard disk behaves sort of like a big file in linux, we can use “dd” to take a copy or image.

It is a good idea to zero all free space on the original disk before taking the image. […]