How to find any file or folder with a trailing space in it’s name, and delete the trailing space

Windows does not know how to handle files or folders whos name ends in a space. Usually Windows won’t allow you to delete these files, and other bizarre behavior. This is a simple bash command to fix that.  

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How to add an USB 3.0 port to your laptop for $5 (Windows or Linux)

You can get it on Amazon here. In Ubuntu 16.10 it is plug and play. It comes with both a USB power cable, and a AC wall power supply. You’ll need the wall one for power hungry devices like a USB hard drive. It comes with 2 ports, but I’m skeptical you could use them Read more about How to add an USB 3.0 port to your laptop for $5 (Windows or Linux)[…]

How to install Windows 10 on an old IDE hard drive using Virtualbox.

Sometimes you want to install an OS on to an old computer that does not boot from USB, and you don’t have, or don’t want to waste a DVD to burn. Here is a way to install any OS directly to the hard drive using Virtualbox’s raw disk feature. I used a cheap USB to Read more about How to install Windows 10 on an old IDE hard drive using Virtualbox.[…]

Am I using propriety software? How to find out.

I prefer open source software. It’s free. Here is a list of software to avoid if you want the most flexibility and economy. If you have to use it. Please consider running a M$ Windows Virtual Machine that serves it using RemoteApp. Proprietary software that does not play nicely with native Ubuntu Linux. Adobe Acrobat Read more about Am I using propriety software? How to find out.[…]

How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play!

InWatch Z Smartwatch aka inWatch Z2G This guide is written for the original inWatch Z that came with Andriod 4.2.2, and has the bone conductivity speaker. Not the later version (Z3G) that shipped with Android 4.4. These instructions may work with the later one, but I have not tested it. Chipset: MediaTek (MTK) MT6572 Why Read more about How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play![…]

Windows 10 VDI deployment: Architecture and Taxonomy

  Virtual server mirror. Serving Windows 10 pro desktops to 20x thin clients. Mirror Server: 2x Dell r710 12 cores @ 3GHz, 64GB RAM, w/ Intel 2x 10GBE port and dual 850W Power Storage per server: 2x300GB SSD, 4x146GB SAS 15K, 2x1TB SAS 7.2K Software: M$ Windows 2012r2 Datacenter or Ubuntu Linux 16.04 Architecture:

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Create 2 mirrored VM servers using GlusterFS on Ubuntu 16.04 xenial

Using CTDB and DNS roundrobin we can also have highly available and load balanced storage shares for our guest VMs. https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-glusterfs-with-a-replicated-volume-over-2-nodes-on-ubuntu-14.04 https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-redundant-storage-pool-using-glusterfs-on-ubuntu-servers https://support.rackspace.com/how-to/glusterfs-high-availability-through-ctdb/ Windows (CIFS) fileshares using GlusterFS and CTDB for Highly available data Tags: HOWTO, Ubuntu, Windows

Howto run Windows 2012R2 Server under KVM with high performance networking, hard drive, and display drivers. on Ubuntu 16.04 xenial.

Get your win2kr2 ISO ready. Download the drivers iso here:┬ávirtio-win.iso Download KVM config file here: win2kr2.xml Import the xml file into “Virtual Machine Manager” Edit win2k12r2 machine in “Virtual Machine Manager” Add new 25GB virtio storage drive. Make sure to change type from “IDE” to “VirtIO”. Add cdrom drive connected to virtio-win.iso Connect your install Read more about Howto run Windows 2012R2 Server under KVM with high performance networking, hard drive, and display drivers. on Ubuntu 16.04 xenial.[…]