Linux

Enabling VNC in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

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I had the interesting request to configure VNC for a user running Ubuntu 14.04 today, although with slightly different requirements than normal. The user wanted to connect via VNC, and go straight to the Ubuntu Unity desktop. At first glance this seems easy, but then I wouldn’t be writing this. From everything I found, the […]

VMware

Finding Unused VMs in VMware

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With the great capabilities of VMware, comes one of the drawback – VM sprawl. On a whim, someone can call IT and spin up a VM (or a dozen VMs), but then immediately forget about them. There are a great many tools that help track this – assigning VMs to users and automating the reclamation […]

Honduras

A weekend in Guajiquiro

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Guajiquiro is a biological reserve in the mountains of Honduras. The elevation is approximately 14,000 feet (about the same as the top of Mount Rainier), and even though it is in the tropics, it is very cold.Guajiquiro is approximately 3-4 hours out from Tegucigalpa. Not that it is exceptionally far, but the mountain roads make […]

Honduras

Starting another year at AFE!

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After a very nice and relaxing christmas in Washington State, Jana and I returned to Honduras last week to start our second year at AFE. The Honduras school calendar is February through November, which made the timing our first trip home perfect. This week is teacher training and preparation and today we reviewed the 6 […]