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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc. February 2008 Entries
Welcome to the bigger, better, faster SkyDrive!
So running out of space to store all those "must have available 24/7" docs and files? If you already have a Hotmail or Live email address you have 5Gb at your disposal? Now I just need to rid myself of this crappy Internode ISP and switch to TPG so that I can ramp things up to a proper ADSL2+ connection and all should be sweet? ;-) February 21 Welcome to the bigger, better, faster SkyDrive! We know it's been mighty quiet on the SkyDrive blog, but we’ve been hard at work on a new version that we’re ......

Posted On Sunday, February 24, 2008 3:37 PM

SkyDive the beach - freefall from 12,000feet over the surf in Wollongong!
Well if you've ever had the thought that you might want to actually jump out of a serviceable aircraft for kicks then this is a great location to do it? This was the Xmas present from my wife Natalie and we finally got around to doing this on Saturday 16th Feb. What a blast!!! Nat also came along and did the jump but unfortunately had what they term a "Reserve Ride" meaning that here Pilot didn't like the look of the chute in that it was twisted up a little at the back left hand side - so he jettisoned ......

Posted On Sunday, February 17, 2008 12:52 PM

How low can you go?
I can only wonder about the stick this Pilot must have got once he landed back at base? As someone who was in the RAAF I've always had a certain affection for F18 as it looks like a serious "bird of prey" coming low and fast - much better than the replacement F18. Awesome flybye!! ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:32 PM

Licensing Windows Client Operating System in Multiuser Scenarios - read Microsoft's definition here?
Now somewhile back I produced the following post regarding any other alternatives to RDP and ICA and at the time I might have been somewhat flippant about NComputing's model based on Windows XP SP2, and since then there have been a number of other companies like Miniframe jump on the same bandwagon where they are effectively using a desktop based OS to provide concurrent multi-user sessions and I always thought this did somewhat fly in the face of the EULA? At the time I was sort of suspecting that ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:55 AM

Live Demos of VDM2 from VMware and XenDesktop from Citrix
In some cases the regular methods of "Going to Market" with a new product is fraught with pitfalls as it is conceived by Marketing and/or Product managers who then seem to loose sight of what the Customer is actually after - I've always thought it better to get the product and solution in front of the customer as quickly as possible and let them make up their mind and give feedback? In all fairness, with some of the larger Vendor's there is so much red tape and bureaucracy this makes it nigh on impossible ......

Posted On Saturday, February 9, 2008 2:41 PM

Hyper-V on Win2008 RTM - VMM service fails to start? You must install 2008 using 'English (United States)'
So as I'm going to be attempting this in the next few weeks it is interesting to note that this would appear to still be an issue with the RTM of 2008 as the Hyper-V is still in beta. Another note mentioned that you don't actually reinstall: You don't really need to reinstall anything. You only have to reset System & Default User regional settings to original (default EN-US) settings and then reboot the server. Ciao, Alessandro Still, worth keeping mind if you are after the Hyper-V service? ;-) ......

Posted On Saturday, February 9, 2008 1:59 PM

Considering a MacBook Air? but put off by not being able to replace the battery? Don't worry, here's a DIY guide with pictures
So it would appear that Kyle at iFixit is something of a closet Mac Service guy? ;-) Really this is very nice to see exactly what is under the hood of this well hyped Laptop, this way you really get to see what's under the hood and know what you are actually paying for. It is nice to see that it is not that hard to get in to possibly replace the battery if needed? Look! We found the battery. Unfortunately, it's no longer considered a user-installable part by Apple and is attached to the case by 9 ......

Posted On Saturday, February 2, 2008 11:05 AM

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