Thursday, October 4, 2007

How to configure VirtualBox

VirtualBox - General-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware

VirtualBox is an opensource (i.e. FREE) virtualizer from Sun Microsystems. You still need to have hardware that supports Virtualization to run VirtualBox with a 64 bit guest.

A 32 bit guest o/s (such as Windows XP - Not the rare 64 bit version) can be run from pretty much any computer using VirtualBox.

VirtualBox was brought to my attention by a visitor to my blog who was attempting to configure a virtual server using a Ubuntu 64 guest (I am assuming that this is a server as that is what I have managed to do)

The visitor was concerned that the hardware that he had recently purchased did not support hardware virtualization - he was finding conflicting answers on the AMD website and from Toshiba about whether the Turion X2 RM-74 supported AMD-V.

Screenshots from the VirtualBox and Karmic Server setup are to be found on my blog. VMs using VirtualBox and Microsoft's Virtual-PC were configured on my Windows 7 Box

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Why I choose not to monetize my website

I don't need to. make money out (Monetize) of my Blog/Website

Steve Pavlina's suggestions are not the way that I feel about my efforts. He thinks that a website's prime purpose is to monetize.
Some people have strong personal feelings with respect to making money from  their blogs.  If you think commercializing your blog is evil, immoral,  unethical, uncool, lame, greedy, obnoxious, or anything along those lines,  then don't commercialize it.

I could place all manner of banner ads on this blog. If you use the "next blog" button at the top of this blog you will soon find examples of this. I am unsure whether the owners of these blogs actually make any money out of them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Forum Crap

This was one of the reasons that I started my website and blog - an attempt to try and point out some of the nonsense that you find when making Internet searches and come across so-called "expert" forums.

I started out with a web page entitled: "The nonsense and misinformation that you read on most forums" - this got too large and now, 2012, I am re-posting some of the information as separate blog postings (the dates for these will be approximate).

The large page was replaced on my website by an observation that I made when I came across the StackOverflow website that seemed to sum up my view in the following diagram:

While this website/blog does not have the depth of knowledge, participants and resources of StackOverflow I am of the opinion that Forums, Blogs and Wikis are quite often less than helpful.

Blogs, Wikis and Forums all have their places (I am not sure about Digg/Reddit/StumbleUpon/Technorati and others like (formerly and Slashdot)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Key Logging

The use of a key logger to capture User IDs and passwords.

An activity that certain unscrupulous computer users might participate.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Self Employment - Taxes and the like

A few of my findings
  • Why I unincorporated.
  • Incorporating and dissolving a Corporation in Ontario.
  • Consultancy