Updated: January 18th, 2009
In this article, I will show how to resize a VMware disk if you didn't make it large enough when it was created. Furthermore, I will show how to resize partitions following the disk augmentation using OpenSUSE 10.2 as an example. You will even be able to resize the Linux root partition (/) that is mounted and is normally unmountable.
The story: this is simple – you made a VMware disk without thinking ahead and now it ran out of space. Here you have a few options, the most notable ones being create another disk and mount it or grow the existing disk and …
Updated: November 9th, 2007
How many times did I want to watch a directory waiting for a file to appear in it? Constant ls, for example, quickly got boring. A quick Perl script that would reload ls every 5 seconds… yeah it works but it takes a while to type up, and often enough I'm too lazy for that. And then I found 'watch' – a utility that comes with most *nix distros. Look at this beauty [man watch]:
watch – execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen
watch [-dhvt] [-n ] [–differences[=cumulative]] [–help]
[–interval=] [–no-title] [–version]
watch runs command repeatedly, displaying its output (the first screen
full). This allows you to watch the program output change over time.
By default, …
If you haven't seen The Bourne Ultimatum yet, go see it. It's a great finale of the Bourne series. Matt Damon really delivers. In fact, I'm starting to feel obsessed with this movie.
Here's the clip of a shared scene between the 2 movies (this one is from The Bourne Supremacy). The song at the end is still breathtaking:
The "awwww" factor is through the roof.
#16 is priceless.
Updated: August 25th, 2007
Here are some pictures and videos from the magnificent Tiesto's Elements Of Life concert that rocked San Francisco yesterday, July 28, 2007.
Feel free to follow this linky for more pictures.
Videos by shotokun16, myself, and others from the party:
The geek way.
Updated: July 28th, 2007
The Simpsons Movie hasn't even come out yet but already received a whopping 9.3/10 rating on imdb with 1652 votes. Is it really that good? I guess I'll definitely be finding out this weekend.
Edit: Apparently it's good. Really good. There are raving reviews all over the place. Currently 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, which can be considered a huge success. Count me in….
The iPhone is a piece of shit, and so is your face.
No, I'm not going to get an iPhone, quit emailing me about it. I'm not getting one because I already have a phone that's better: it's called the Nokia E70, it's the pinnacle of human achievement, and I love it more than my family:
You've probably never heard of the E70 because Nokia's marketing team is busy finding every last dick in the universe to suck, so I'm going to do their job for them and tell you about this product. And no, I'm not being paid to do this. I'm just tired of the iPhone fanboys shooting huge sticky wads and high-fiving each other (literally) …
About a week ago, I started seeing really weird behavior on digg and fatwallet, among other sites. For instance, while viewing any digg article, the CPU goes to 100% and Firefox becomes unresponsive – it even pops up the "Script not responding" message similar to:
My digg viewing experience has plunged and I even resorted to using (gasp, how dares he!) Internet Exploder. It was even weirder at Fatwallet (wtf!?):
By then, I've had enough. I started disabling countless Firefox extensions (now called add-ons for some moronic marketing reason), and long behold – both Digg and Fatwallet are just fine after disabling ImageZoom. Who would have thought… apparently it has some horrible memory leaks. Checking ImageZoom's forum seems to …
Let's say you want to upgrade to Windows Media Player 11 or just accidentally upgraded and are now presented with the WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) prompt to verify how legit that Windows copy of yours is. Hypothetically speaking, something is going wrong and Windows Genuine Advantage isn't able to verify the validity of the Windows license but you still want to use WMP 11. Here is the easiest way to do this (wtf exactly were the MS programmers thinking?!):
Step 1. Install WMP11. The Windows Genuine Advantage check is built into the program and will show itself once installation is complete. You will possibly need to reboot.
Step 2. Quit the Windows Genuine Advantage prompt.
Step 3. Go to …
Updated: November 9th, 2007
So today I was looking for a proper sources.list file that would work for apt-get in SUSE 10.2 since the one in yast and smart repositories comes with a broken list. And by broken I mean completely f***ed.
apt-get update Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386 release Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de' Get:1 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386 release Ign ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386 release Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base pkglist Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de' Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base release Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de' Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/update pkglist Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de' Get:1 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base pkglist Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/update release Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de' Err ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base pkglist Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. ' Err ftp://mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de SuSE/10.2-i386/security pkglist Could not resolve 'mirrors.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de' Get:2 ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de SuSE/10.2-i386/base release Err