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 […]Read More → 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 […]Read More → iTunes leakage or email address harvest?
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.Read More → 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 ordene treffer bra for de tilfellene hvor sluttsummen er astronomisk, og målene skulle blant annet være besparelser og effektivitet.Read More → Fagfolk og regninger
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.Read More → UEFI booting FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10 in VirtualBox 4.3.24