Offline Web Development Packing List

I’m going away on vacation this week. (Yay!) Where I will be staying, supposedly they have free Internet access, but you can’t always count on that. Just the same, I’d like to be able to bring some personal projects with me in case I feel inspired. If I do get motivated to work on these […]

Comcast Customer Service Double Fail

Two significant events happened with my Comcast information services this week: I got a letter to call them to arrange an unnessesary upgrade to my TV equipment, and without any notification I was aware of, they made changes to the Internet service that broke my company’s VPN connection software.

Start Me Up with Windows 7

About six weeks ago I made two life-changing decisions: to migrate my office desktop PC from Ubuntu Linux to Windows 7; and to start this blog. Rebuilding my desktop proved to be an easier task to finish, being motivated by the need for a working computer on my desk, but of course it wasn’t without […]

Seamless Remote Linux Desktop in Windows

This howto describes how to setup your Windows desktop to login remotely to a Linux host and run programs in local desktop windows. In other words, you get seamless access to local and remote apps without jamming all your remote apps into a remote desktop window. You will even be able to run the XFCE […]

Setup VirtualBox as a Service in Linux

I run VirtualBox on my office desktop to provide not only a Windows desktop environment for sticky Windows-requiring apps, but also to provide MS SQL Server for my web development stack of JRun, ColdFusion, and MS SQL Server. As such, it would be useful to have an init script that starts and stops VirtualBox automatically […]