Over the last few days have I experimented with UEFI and GPT in VirtualBox 4.3.26. The goal was to multiboot various operating system, in this case Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview 9926 x64 and FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10.
First, I thought of persuading the UEFI firmware to always present its boot menu. It sure beats remembering to press F12 each time I want to boot a different operating system. This proved impossible for a number of reasons.
Next, I came across The rEFInd Boot Manager. After a quick glance I saw this is exactly what I want, a UEFI boot manager. Continue reading UEFI, GPT, Windows 10, FreeBSD 10, and rEFInd
I received a suspicious looking email today, claiming someone had made a purchase in Russia using my iTunes ID. A trip to iTunes revealed no such purchase. Nevertheless, I changed my password again, as I suspect this false claim might be the result of an iTunes leakage or someone harvesting email address in the hope that they are being used as iTunes IDs. Continue reading iTunes leakage or email address harvest?
Sometimes you must do bad things to regain control of Windows. Yes, I know there are simpler ways, but this laundry list does work. Continue reading Exploiting Utilman.exe to recover Windows passwords
Inspired by Numberphile‘s YouTube video on the end of (Unix) time, I began crunching some numbers, pondering the end of 64-bit
time_t. Numberphile arrived at December 4th, in the year 292,277,026,596, and I wanted to know how they got that result. Continue reading When does the 64-bit Unix time_t really end?
Problemet med fagfolk er at de har tilpasset regningene sine til besparelsen.
Fra en debatt om varmepumper i Teknisk ukeblad, mars 2015.
Sitatet er tatt ut av sammenhengen, men den treffer bra for de tilfellene hvor sluttsummen er astronomisk, og målene skulle blant annet være besparelser og effektivitet.
VirtualBox 4.3.24 is out, so I wanted to try out the UEFI version of the latest FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10 snapshot. It didn’t go well until I realised something important, however strange it may be. Continue reading UEFI booting FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10 in VirtualBox 4.3.24
I am great need of keeping long words set in teletype fonts on the same line of output in both TeX and LaTeX documents. Neither TeX nor LaTeX breaks the line ahead of teletype text when horizontal boxes overflow. The command
\allowbreak exists in Plain TeX, and maybe it even existed in Basic TeX back in the late ’70s. Sadly that command doesn’t do what I want. Maybe I’m missing something vital. Continue reading \goodlinebreak in TeX and LaTeX
I had a FreeBSD setup I wanted to replicate to another, identical computer. The source system runs ZFS and so should the receiving system. A recursive snapshot in combination with the
zfs send and
zfs receive commands proved most fruitful. Continue reading Replicating an entire FreeBSD system using ZFS
… FreeBSD gives you the ability to make a choice how you want your boot prompt, splash screen, X login, desktop environment and applications. This, in my opinion, makes it very professional compared to systems that force a given set of settings upon the user, and there is no way to make a different choice.
Stated by “Polytropon”, 27 Feb 2015.
Når binlad’n jagar osama, går hele ver’i til helvete.
Svensk FRA avdekka merkelige ord fra Sogn senterparti. Selv tolken hadde store problemer med oversettelsen.
Fra NRK P2, Hallo i uken, 2008-12-13.