How to find and replace text in nano: Ctrl \ Enter your search term [press return] Enter your replacement term [press return] A [to replace all instances] Thanks to http://www.chrisnewland.com/find-and-replace-with-nano-47
When updating Ubuntu, old kernel versions are kept in /boot so that if you find that the latest one doesn’t work out, you can just boot into an older one. Unfortunately this also means that eventually your /boot partition will… Read More
Needed to mount a VDI. Using manually installed Vbox from Oracle site, which has nasty conflict with packages for Mint, so couldn’t easily get fuse installed. Solved by using qemu as per these instructions.
My load average has skyrocketed and top shows that it’s one of the headless virtualbox virtual machines. But which one is it? Doh! The culprit has the same RAM allocation as one of the others, that narrows it down, but… Read More
For PHP development, I use Netbeans with revision control handled by its built-in Mercurial integration. Since installing Mountain Lion the other day, the Mercurial function of Netbeans had not been working. I did not see any errors, just a lack… Read More
One of my virtual machines is used extensively for word-processing. For reasons that are tangential to this post, I use Office 2003 on Windows XP. Recently I’ve had an issue where every few seconds, the mouse cursor turns into an… Read More
I have quite a large array of virtual machines that I use for a variety of purposes. From hosting development versions of my websites, to SVN, to Windows XP machines I can quickly VNC onto to test my stylesheets on Internet… Read More