Patch Fusion-io VSL for FreeBSD 9 to work with FreeBSD 10

I didn’t write this patch, but it’s been forwarded to me and my understanding is that a Fusion-io customer wrote this a while back. VSL (the software driver for Fusion-io cards) can be recompiled (all the real IP is pre-compiled in an included library), allowing VSL to be recompiled for variations in a given operating… Read More »

Home Structured (re-)Wiring

Here was my problem. I love my home, and this is definitely a first world problem. When we bought the house, it had an alarm system (tan box) and a white On-Q (Legrand) 14″x14″ box where all the ethernet, phone, and cable (DirecTV dish) cabling terminated. I added my own 16-port switch below and AT&T… Read More »

Plein’s Laws of Social Dynamics

While observing poor self-moderation in a Slack channel, I came up with the following observations, that I am coining “Plein’s Laws of Social Dynamics” due to their forced similarity to the Laws of Thermodynamics.   First Law of Social Dynamics “A vibrant and well focused forum/channel/page tends to stay vibrant and well focused.” In other… Read More »

Symlink: Workaround for changing Mac OS X VM display resolution in vSphere & Fusion

I always end up finding the cure for ESXi issues, especially those related to running ESXi on Mac hardware, at William Lam’s excellent site. Want to change the resolution on your Mac OS X VM under Fusion or Vsphere? Check it out http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2015/10/heads-up-workaround-for-changing-mac-os-x-vm-display-resolution-in-vsphere-fusion.html