Blog DavTar

July 27, 2007

Mac OS Necessary Apps

Filed under: System Administration — cygnl7 @ 12:30 pm

They’ve given me a Mac at work and this is my first time really using a Mac as my primary work machine. So I’ve started to look for applications that I consider necessary in order for me to function without getting frustrated all the time. These are basic applications that I use daily that I had to download separately. I always regretted not keeping a list like this for Windows. I’ll try to keep this updated as I find more applications. At this point I think I’ve found what I need for the basics.


July 24, 2007

Ubunty Feisty Kernel 2.6.20-16-generic and VMWare Server

Filed under: System Administration — cygnl7 @ 2:21 pm

I updated my kernel today and, of course, had to recompile the vmware modules. Unfortunately this time they didn’t compile. I should have gone directly to the VMWare any-any patch but ran into the new commercial vmware-server and vmware-server-kernel-modules packages. I tried them. You shouldn’t.

Everything seemed to work fine until I tried to get at the machine via the network. Stuff would sort of work going in and out, but mostly inbound traffic was just not getting through. Even with netcat stuff would go one way but not the other. I went back to the tgz install and applied the any-any patch and everything is back to normal.

Ugh. Two hours of my life wasted. Hopefully this can help someone else avoid a similar fate.

Blog at