‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity | The Guardian

Source: ‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity | Technology | The Guardian

Jaron Lanier is spot on. Give this a read please. For all our sakes.

Install Joomla 3 and GLPI 10 on Ubuntu 22 LTS

Right, so I’m looking to deploy a intranet server, allowing for some modern tools across our departments. Ubuntu 22 LTS is a fair choice, there have been some complaints regarding the desktop, but I think 22 server is pretty solid. We are going to be installing LAMP, Joomla and GLPI.

Get yourself a Ubuntu 22 […]

TBFME

So I had a bunch of resources on the old site regarding The Battle for Middle Earth. Perhaps the greatest RPG ever… certainly the best LOTR RPG ever. 😉

Going over the old stuff, it was mostly dealing with Daemon Tools, .iso’s and such… the wayback machine has a good capture of that info […]

Remote Desktop Connection Manager

Source: Remote Desktop Connection Manager – Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Learn

Last link was to a dead page on MS’s site.  This time I’ll grab the page (and the file, let me know if you need it).

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs where you need regular […]

101 Free Hyper-V Management Tools, Scripts and Resources

This is a great collection of tools for Hyper-V. It has been a while, but I think many of these are still working. This is a reprint of altaro’s site.

Free Hyper-V Management Tools

This is a collection of utilities intended to make Hyper-V management easier. The criteria to be included here are that […]

Finding the Master Browser

Larger workgroups can be a chore. For example, finding the Master Browser…

Here is a batch/script for finding the Master Browser on your workgroup.

TITLE Browse Master Finder Color 18 cls @ECHO OFF ECHO This script is property of Mike. This script is to discover Browse Master. ECHO. ECHO. for /f “delims=\= ” %%C […]

Windows Firewall Control

Recently found this application via Wilders Security forums. Windows Firewall Control is so good, Malwarebytes bought it and hired it’s creator!

Give it a good look, it is uber powerful. But be quick – Malwarebytes has promised to delete this one from the internet at some point:

And not to worry—we will maintain, support, and […]

Modular Snap Together Raspberry Pi Case by Sneaks

Nice case design! Everything but access to pin headers, which I think can be handled pretty easily. Ordered up all the parts, keep watching for the build.

 

Source: Modular Snap Together Raspberry Pi 2B/3B/3B+/4 Case w/ OLED & Fan Options by Sneaks | Download free STL model | Printables.com

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Microsoft Validation OS | Microsoft Docs

MS Giving away a OS? Wait, a not GUI OS?!

Source: Microsoft Validation OS | Microsoft Docs

ED Disfunction!

Spring cleaning on a summers day – of the digital sort. Cleaning up some steam games and I find that Elite Dangerous is using a whopping 27gb! In their defense, they tell you 20gb is required, and I’ve had the game installed forever… but still… dangerous indeed!

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First take on Windows 12

So MS has gone double back on the word, which is one way forward I guess. After saying that there would never be another:

“Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10.” That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry […]

Linux Update Cheatsheet

DistroWatch offers a very nice cheatsheet on what basic commands the different flavors of linux use.  We’re talking the apt-get/yum/zypper stuff.

Source: DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.

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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 […]

WinAero

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.

https://winaero.com/winaero-apps/

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Network Monitoring

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

iftop

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

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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. […]

Blogosaur | Audio Edition, Music, VST & Wavosaur 4 all the people !

Wavosaur has been around forever and is a great tool from the days before.  Small, full of features, and if you can believe it, still being updated!  Give it a look if you wish.

Source: Blogosaur | Audio Edition, Music, VST & Wavosaur 4 all the people !

Gmvault: gmail backup

Have not used this yet, but it looks super promising as a way to backup Gmail accounts.

Source: Gmvault: gmail backup

Run Commands in Windows

Here’s a partial list of Run commands used to execute programs in Windows. Once you memorize them, it can be easier to type the executable then to navigate Windows. Note that you can run most of these in the Run prompt or the Command Prompt or PowerShell.

To open Run, press the Windows + […]