It is not ending at all - the series of problems using Cisco OVAs within my VMWare Workstation installation. After solving some minor issues I found out that VMWare got shipped with a pretty old OVF-tool. Hitting to the VMWare site and downloading the new one took me one stop closer.

The OVA can...

Downloaded a OVA file and tried to import it into my VMWare Workstation and if something can go wrong - it does.

the ova package name does not match the ovf file inside it was the error message, after some searching I found out that a OVA is nothing else than a compressed tar file with another...

uTorrent has no easy nor automated way to activate IP filtering based on BlueTacks IP list. Anyway - it is possible following some easy steps.

  1. Download Blocklist Pro Security filtering list (the newest I found) http://blocklistpro.com/download-center/p2p-ip-filters/
  2. uncompress the file to a fol...

How to add extra storage on the fly using LVM. Here are the steps I used to get my 80GB Maxtor(sda) and 60GB Western Digital(sdb) to work together as one logical unit. I am also using ext3 as my filesystem because it supports on-line resizing.

  • Fresh install of Ubuntu Server 8.10
  • Run updates: sud...

After rolling out the proxy settings within my network, there is another nice feature I stumbled upon: "Networks using Windows 2003 and/or 2008 Servers as a DNS do or can block wpad request by default."

Nice if you do not use it - but kinda hard to find if you need it and don't know it.

Window...

I was a fan of WCCP for setting up transparent proxy within a network - it always seemed the easiest way but all together it only seemed like that. A lot of problems came up in the past few month on customer sides and within my installation so I decided to give Proxy Auto-Configuration a try.

Bigg...

Configuring Ciscos CallManager 4.0 and above to use NTP is not as simple as it should be. First at all, CCM 4.0 is using Windows 2000 as a base system and NTP nor SNTP is enabled there per default. Especially Win2000 is using SNTP, therefore CCM 4.0 is installing a separate NTP service which has to...

After a lot of testing and playing around with my PowerMac (which I do not own any more) I found out that Ubuntu 10.10 is working without any problems out of the box. That was the best solution for first time installation and then I upgraded to the newest version. But before I came to this conclusio...

After Vodafone UK released the 2.2.1 Update for the HTC Magic 32B everyone is going for it. Thats what I did as well, but a Over The Air (OTA) Update is not getting applied to a phone which is not stock.

NTT docomo HT-03A front

Mine was running CM 6.1 with different SPL and Recovery Image - therefore I tried more or le...

If you are working on a Apple Mac you probably know Textmate - THE texteditor for Mac. Also if you do start Python Coding you get confronted with Python 2 and Python 3 and do know that Max OS X is using Python 3 per default. The installation of Python 3 is pretty is, if you follow the instructions o...