XenServer / XCP-NG VM AutoStart

Newer versions of XenServer expect you to use vApps to handle virtual machines auto starting.  This may not be appropriate in some situations. You can still enable auto-power on via command line on the host, however this just batch starts all VMs at once. You might like a bit more…

Restart != Shutdown

It would appear that according to Windows 10, shutdown is no longer a similar concept to restart. I just installed some drivers for a new device. I get a Windows popup telling me I need to restart to complete configuring the device. If I try access the device control software,…

Change of iTune

I always maintained that I would never own an iPhone. Android all the way. I even tested the waters with a Windows phone, but that hit the trash heap after a while - the closed environment reinforced my belief that Android was the way to go, and the lack of…

Ionic Framework with Angular, Cordova, etc.

I suck at titling things. I want clever titles, but sometimes you just have to go with the obvious. For the past few months, I’ve been developing a mobile application (for both IOS and Android, developing primarly on IOS) using the most horrible environment ever: Visual Studio. Don’t…

Firefox is a pain in the ass

…at least from a system administrator point of view. Firstly, although it appears by default to be configured to ‘Use system proxy’, it ignores the system proxy settings – unless it simply takes the actual proxy settings, and nothing else. The Windows system proxy in my network is set to ‘Configure…

Some annoying things

Today I learned the following things while creating a web filtering proxy for my home network: Dan’s guardian is defunct. E2Guardian is a better option, and it can do MITM SSL filtering. It also wasn’t complicated to configure. Windows DNS server has a global block list with two…

Docker Comms #2

So after “fixing” docker, which ultimately broke something within one of my containers, the docker devs reverted the behaviour and I was able to undo all the changes I had made, and everything worked the way I was used to. Until Docker 1.6. Typically, I only discover that things…

Docker Comms

Quite a while back I started messing around with Docker, after the forum software. I use elsewhere started making builds for it and then eventually made Docker the only supported deployment method.  So I started messing about with Docker fairly early, although I didn’t delve in to the depths…