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VMware

VMWARE Windows 98 Sound Fix

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This method has been tested on VMWARE Fusion 8 as well as 10. Full credit to dada78641 and poentaEosei. My Windows 95 version of this guide can be found here.

VMWARE Sound fix for Windows 95

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I know Windows 95 is over 21 years old but I had some legacy software I wanted to try out. When using VMWARE Fusion or workstation there are well documented ...

VMware Windows 2000 Virtualisation

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I have been virtualising an application that only runs on Windows 2000. I hit a number of problems including missing files when I try to install VMware Tools...

Kali 2.0 on Windows & Mac

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I have been playing with some penetration testing tools lately. The most common distribution is Kali Linux. If you are just getting started with Kali Linux I...

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DNS

Netlify APEX DNS Setup

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Netlify has several options for the apex DNS record of a domain. The apex of the domain is the domain itself. For example howson.me is the apex of this site....

DNSSEC and PowerDNS

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I’ve been running PowerDNS for a couple of months now including DNSSEC. Here is how I set it up and how to avoid the pitfalls I fell into.

CAA Records

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Put simply Certification Authority Authorization or CAA is a special type of DNS records that allows you to inform a certification authority if they are allo...

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gandi

Managing Gandi NodeJS Applications

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Gandi run NodeJS applications using forever. When updating your application with any change, such as adding a new theme, it won’t work until the application ...

Gandi and Ghost SMTP settings

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Although all the information is out there using Gandi’s simple hosting, its scattered and despite the name not that simple or obvious! Here is a code snippet...

Setting up Ghost with Gandi Simple Hosting

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The Gandi guides on using NodeJS and MySQL seem to be outdated and it fails on Gandi simple hosting without some tweaking. Here is a simple guide on how to d...

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ubuntu

Ubuntu Live Patch Linode Quick Tip

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Canonical, the commercial arm behind Ubuntu have made the Livepatch Service a few years ago. This allows you to live patch your kernel without rebooting. It ...

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Apple

iCloud Drive Sync

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How to prevent a single folder or file syncing to iCloud.

My Apple Wallet Review

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I got an Apple Wallet for Christmas. Overall i’m really happy with it. Reading about the wallet online I noticed a pattern that there are a number of issues ...

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quick-tip

Managing Gandi NodeJS Applications

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Gandi run NodeJS applications using forever. When updating your application with any change, such as adding a new theme, it won’t work until the application ...

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debian

Lets encrypt change e-mail

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A quick tip, if you need to change your Lets encrypt e-mail you can do it with certbot using the following command:

Moving a Nessus 6.x Installation

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Today I had to move a Debian based Nessus installation on a physical Machine to a virtual one. After a bit of head scratching I came up with a method. I cou...

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Ghost Blog

Setting G Suite Relay up in Ghost

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Setting up a Google WorkSpaces (formally GSuite and prior to that Google Apps) is easy in Ghost. Simply configure G Suite to allow the IP address of the serv...

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apple

Avoiding ReadyNAS Time Machine Problems

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Often when using network attached storage (NAS) devices that are not official Apple Time Capsules errors seem to appear. Although I don’t have absolute concr...

Kali 2.0 on Windows & Mac

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I have been playing with some penetration testing tools lately. The most common distribution is Kali Linux. If you are just getting started with Kali Linux I...

OS X BootCamp Windows 8 to Windows 10 Upgrade

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Today I installed bootcamp. It did not go as smoothly as expected. Although Apple’s support documentation at the time of writing just said follow the upgrade...

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windows

VMWARE Windows 98 Sound Fix

less than 1 minute read

This method has been tested on VMWARE Fusion 8 as well as 10. Full credit to dada78641 and poentaEosei. My Windows 95 version of this guide can be found here.

VMWARE Sound fix for Windows 95

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I know Windows 95 is over 21 years old but I had some legacy software I wanted to try out. When using VMWARE Fusion or workstation there are well documented ...

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Microsoft

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nginx

Remove Varnish Headers

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A quick tidbit which is great from a security point of view is to remove the versions of software you are running. If you use varnish this is easy to do. thi...

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mysql

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varnish

Remove Varnish Headers

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A quick tidbit which is great from a security point of view is to remove the versions of software you are running. If you use varnish this is easy to do. thi...

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os-x

OS X BootCamp Windows 8 to Windows 10 Upgrade

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Today I installed bootcamp. It did not go as smoothly as expected. Although Apple’s support documentation at the time of writing just said follow the upgrade...

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kali

Moving a Nessus 6.x Installation

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Today I had to move a Debian based Nessus installation on a physical Machine to a virtual one. After a bit of head scratching I came up with a method. I cou...

Kali 2.0 on Windows & Mac

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I have been playing with some penetration testing tools lately. The most common distribution is Kali Linux. If you are just getting started with Kali Linux I...

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readynas

Netgear ReadyNAS Security Tips

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Here are three ways to improve the security of your Netgear ReadyNAS generally. That is not to say that the ReadyNAS is insecure these tips improve it even f...

Avoiding ReadyNAS Time Machine Problems

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Often when using network attached storage (NAS) devices that are not official Apple Time Capsules errors seem to appear. Although I don’t have absolute concr...

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PowerDNS

DNSSEC and PowerDNS

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I’ve been running PowerDNS for a couple of months now including DNSSEC. Here is how I set it up and how to avoid the pitfalls I fell into.

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western-digital

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wd

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mybook

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qualys

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wordpress

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ghost

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Bootcamp

OS X BootCamp Windows 8 to Windows 10 Upgrade

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Today I installed bootcamp. It did not go as smoothly as expected. Although Apple’s support documentation at the time of writing just said follow the upgrade...

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parallels

Kali 2.0 on Windows & Mac

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I have been playing with some penetration testing tools lately. The most common distribution is Kali Linux. If you are just getting started with Kali Linux I...

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Legacy MacOS

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proftpd

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nessus

Moving a Nessus 6.x Installation

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Today I had to move a Debian based Nessus installation on a physical Machine to a virtual one. After a bit of head scratching I came up with a method. I cou...

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utm

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sophos

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hyper-v

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lets-encrypt

Lets encrypt change e-mail

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A quick tip, if you need to change your Lets encrypt e-mail you can do it with certbot using the following command:

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aptricron

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Office

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Home Use Program (HUP)

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linode

Ubuntu Live Patch Linode Quick Tip

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Canonical, the commercial arm behind Ubuntu have made the Livepatch Service a few years ago. This allows you to live patch your kernel without rebooting. It ...

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Sophos

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E-mail

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Linux

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Packard Bell

Packard Bell Butterfly Recovery

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I was given an old Packard Bell EasyNote laptop by a family member they wanted recycling. On closer inspection while over 9 years old and on Windows 7 the ma...

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Laptop

Packard Bell Butterfly Recovery

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I was given an old Packard Bell EasyNote laptop by a family member they wanted recycling. On closer inspection while over 9 years old and on Windows 7 the ma...

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Windows Repair

Packard Bell Butterfly Recovery

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I was given an old Packard Bell EasyNote laptop by a family member they wanted recycling. On closer inspection while over 9 years old and on Windows 7 the ma...

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Google Wifi

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Draytek

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Samsung

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Washer

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Watch

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Vodafone

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Wallet

My Apple Wallet Review

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I got an Apple Wallet for Christmas. Overall i’m really happy with it. Reading about the wallet online I noticed a pattern that there are a number of issues ...

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Reviews

My Apple Wallet Review

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I got an Apple Wallet for Christmas. Overall i’m really happy with it. Reading about the wallet online I noticed a pattern that there are a number of issues ...

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Netlify

Netlify APEX DNS Setup

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Netlify has several options for the apex DNS record of a domain. The apex of the domain is the domain itself. For example howson.me is the apex of this site....

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Cloudflare

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DNSSEC

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IONOS

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iCloud

iCloud Drive Sync

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How to prevent a single folder or file syncing to iCloud.

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