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IT Crowd on Supporting Internal Employees

Posted by David  •  Jun 14th, 2015 9:52:29 pm - Subscribe | Mood: awesome | Music: Runawaydroid - Track 4

If you are here, chances are it's because I have linked you. Enjoy!

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How to Configure VirtualBox with a Static IP in Linux

Posted by David  •  Feb 18th, 2015 7:17:42 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Study Music - Music To Make You Smarter

In this entry I will go over how to easily configure VirtualBox and assign your linux machine a static ip.

I am using GNU/Linux CentOs 6.5 as my disto. you may be using something like Ubuntu and if so then that is ok. The main focus here is how to allow VirtualBox to communicate through your network interface card. Once that is completed you can configure your linux machine via it's GUI or the CLI.

Let's get started!
1. Open VirtualBox - I am going to assume that you have your distro already installed on VirtualBox.
2. Click on Network or right click on your distro and go to settings and choose Network.
3. Under Adapter 1 - Checkmark to enable adapter
4. Attached to: Choose Bridge Adapter
5. Name: Choose how you are connected to the internet, you will see a list of adapter names. If you are connected via ethernet (cable) chose that one, or if you are connected to the internet via wifi choose that one. (I am connected via en0: Wi-Fi (Air Port)
6. Now click on the down arrow
7. Adapter type: Choose MT Desktop
8. Promiscuous mode: Choose Allow VM's
9. Click Ok
10. Start your VM

Now you will need to configure your network setting on your Linux VM. I won't go into detail, but my commands are like this.

$ vim /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifconfig-eth0

DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=static
IPADDR=192.168.1.88
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=192.168.1.1
ONBOOT=yes
DNS1=8.8.8.8
DNS2=8.8.4.4

Be sure to also check your DNS at /etc/resolv.conf

$ vim /etc/resolv.conf

DNS1=8.8.8.8
DNS2=8.8.4.4

That's pretty much it. If you need info on how to assign a static IP in a Debian based system such as Ubuntu follow this documentation and search for Static IP Address Assignment.

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Advanced Renamer - Batch Rename Utility

Posted by David  •  Feb 1st, 2015 2:45:41 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: No Music

A small entry and thank you to a freeware project for Windows.

I have been working on a project for a client at work for a couple of months now, and one of the tasks was to rename a large amount (634 pdf files) from one name to another.

I have used many renaming tools before, but none like Advanced Renamer. Advanced Renamer made the task on my Windows Machine so easy, so if you are in need of a truly free renaming tool check out the Advanced Renamer project.

Source
Advanced Renamer - Batch Rename Utility

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How to Install Linux Screen for Remote Teaching

Posted by David  •  Jan 5th, 2015 12:47:23 am - Subscribe | Mood: tired |

This entry explains how to install the program on linux called screen. Screen can be used to help others via the command line in real time.

So what is screen? Screen will allow you to to view what you are typing in real time. It allows one user to stop the other and ask why they are doing what they are doing in the CLI in real time.



Step by Step Install and Configuration of Screen for CentOS 6.5

1. yum -y install screen
2. Edit /etc/screenrc
3. Add the following snippet of lines to screenrc:

###Multi-user Mode###
multiuser on
acladd username
aclchg username
acldel username
###End Multi-user Mode###

4. Setuid screen binary: chmod u+s /usr/bin/screen
5. Create a user: useradd david
6. Change the password: passwd david
7. Share the username "david" and password with your friend or person assisting you.
8. Via the CLI type: screen
9. Have your friend / assistant type: screen
10. FYI: If you need help type: screen --help
11. Now list the screens: screen -ls
12. Finally have your friend attach to your pid & username. Example: screen -x david/1705.pts-0.dpolanco
13. Complete!

Source:
A Basic Understanding Of screen On Centos

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10 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life -Challenge Accepted

Posted by David  •  Nov 12th, 2014 5:02:20 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: di.fm

Here are a list of things that I will be doing for the next 2 weeks. Most of this list I do already, but I am going to follow Ben Rodrigue input and do them all.

1. Wake up an hour earlier than you have to.
2. Quiet your mind for 10 minutes.
3. An attitude of gratitude.
4. Write in a Journal.
5. Write a list
6. Exercise
7. Do Affirmations
8. Do something nice
9. Take on a big task
10. Share these ideas with other people

Read more about each one of these on Ben's Blog below, and leave a comment if you have questions or comments.

Source: 10 Daily Habits that will change your life. -seriously

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