Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ebay Craze!!!

Spring is here and it is time for spring cleaning - sell everything you do not need on ebay, craigslist and if not sold; dump it!! Believe me you will never reach out for your 5 year old motherboard or your 3rd power supply.

http://myworld.ebay.com/sedatiko

Friday, March 29, 2013

VS 2012 on Windows 7

Microsoft is great in many things but the application/version handling is mediocre. I got really frustrated with the Visual Studio 2012 crashes everytime I opened a project:


Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
  Problem Signature 01: devenv.exe
  Problem Signature 02: 11.0.50727.1
  Problem Signature 03: 5011ecaa
  Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Progression.LanguageService.CSharp
  Problem Signature 05: 11.0.50727.1
  Problem Signature 06: 5011cc19
  Problem Signature 07: 131
  Problem Signature 08: 43
  Problem Signature 09: System.MissingFieldException
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
  Locale ID: 1033
  Additional Information 1: 0a9e
  Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
  Additional Information 3: 0a9e
  Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Read our privacy statement online:
  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
  C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

I read that this might be about different fields in assemblies that are not installed in proper order and was advised to install Visual Studio 2012 SP1 at the following location:


http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-additional-software

yawn!
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It worked!! Things seem to be working normal now. Also, switch to the "Dark Theme" looks really cool!


Friday, March 15, 2013

VMDisk

The purpose is to create a disk to keep contents shared across the VMs

Following the instructions at http://www.vmware.com/support/ws45/doc/ws40_disks.html#1046465

Find your VM installation and run the following
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation>
vmware-vdiskmanager.exe  -s 10GB -a ide -t 1 -c "D:\Virtual Machines\vmDisk.vmdk"

(s: size, a: interface, t: type (0-3 for increase and size options), c:create)


Creating disk 'D:\Virtual Machines\vmDisk.vmdk'  
Virtual disk creation successful.
How to browse a Vmdk?
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws45/doc/disks_add_ws.html#1008949

Tried to add this newly created disk when the vm server was on by going to settings/add/hard drive/existing virtual.
Got error: failed to add disk ide0:1

I shutdown the vm pc and add disk then try starting the machine.

Then went to disk mgt in windows where I got the "Initialize Disk" prompt
New Volume > Simple > Quick format and voila!!