Easily changing hostname on a Linux machine w/ systemd

Changing the hostname on a system is a surprisingly tedious process on a Linux host. Different distributions manage it with different files or tools, and sometimes if you forgot one you could hose some integral components. If you aren’t using a configuration management tool like…

Ryzen BIOS options and KVM virtualization

I had some troubles when trying to use KVM virtualization on the somewhat new Ryzen platform. You must enable IOMMU and SVM both. This exact configuration varies depending on your motherboard manufacturer and BIOS, but you should be able to find these settings somewhere in…

Windows Subsystem for Linux: Error 0x80070005 (Access Denied)

So you’re trying to automate Windows Subsystem for Linux. (i’m sorry) – it goes without saying that this is super beta software. expect pain and rough edges. if you have alternatives, explore them until this is a more well-cooked shippable thingy. Maybe things are going…

ESXI 5.5/6.0/6.5 Download Links

Finding these download links is a difficult and annoying task. VMWare really takes a tip from Oracle on this one!!! Hide everything behind massive pay walls. Who cares with anyone that wants to learn or retrieve old software? ESXI 5.5 ESXI 6.0 ESXI 6.5  …

Opening a graphical application on Mac OS via SSH

This won’t let you interact with it, but you can at least know it’s been opened on the remote machine. This helped me when I needed Teamviewer to be open after it had crashed. Log into your Mac OS machine via SSH. This has to…

UNRAID: Disabling autostart when passthrough disables the host

I found a weird ‘gotcha’ with UNRAID recently, where if you pass through a PCI-E device into a virtual machine you may lose interactivity with the host if it’s currently relying on that resource when said VM is staretd. Furthermore, if you’re using auto-start, you’re…

How-to: Install Hidden: Source

He stalks in the shadows. Watching. Waiting. Killing without warning, forcing you to run and hide, to fight to the last man in this brutal, yet innovative multiplayer game Download the latest 4b version here. Alternative koiserver.com source coming soon… Run through the installer. Restart…