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How to solve “installation not enabled” when using Google Chrome under Linux

Recently, I updated my Debian Linux installation using apt. After the updates, Google Chrome plugins stopped working. I got the error message “installation not enabled” when trying to install extensions. After some searching around, I found a fix. Run: sudo … Continue reading

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How to use OVFTool to convert OVF’s to VMWare’s VMSphere

You can download OVFtool for Mac, Windows and Linux (both 32-bit and 64-bit) here: http://ftp.tucha13.net/pub/software/VMware-ovftool-4.1.0/ Install the tool on your system. Then run: ovftool yourvm.ovf outfile.ovf You might want to use –lax if you have compatibility issues. Run ovftool –help … Continue reading

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How to fix “No space left for device # on parent controller #” in VMWare’s VMSphere

It can the case if you import a OVF file using the Deploy OVF Template wizard, you get the error: “No space left for device # on parent controller #”. Although this might mean you simply ran out of space on … Continue reading

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How to fix “unsupported hardware family virtualbox-2.2” in VMWare’s VMSphere

When importing a VirtualMachine from VirtualBox 4 or 5 to VMSphere, you can get the following error: “unsupported hardware family virtualbox-2.2”. You can easily fix this by using the downloading the following tool: https://gist.githubusercontent.com/eshizhan/6650285/raw/11da7bb0d6645df67fba20248ce25743e03f4a5c/conv2vmx-ovf.py Then run: chmod +x conv2mx-ovf.py After … Continue reading

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How to disable SpotLight indexing on Mac OS Sierra

I recently started using Mac OS Sierra and was monitoring battery life on my Macbook to determine whether it was more or less energy friendly. I noticed Spotlight is writing to disk a lot because it needs to index the … Continue reading

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How to fix slow VPN on iPad / iPhone

There a lot of threads on the internet where people have issues with VPN being slow after an update to iOS 7.1. After some research I figured out what causes the problem. Here’s how to fix it: Login to your … Continue reading

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The best portable iPad chargers

When travelling, it is smart to bring your iPad with you. Read a book while in the airplane or when you are in the train. The problem that occurs often, is that you’re deep into a book or in a … Continue reading

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How to charge the new iPad faster

Recently I bought a brand new iPad 3. It’s an amazing device and I use it frequently for quickly checking my e-mail, reading articles on websites such as Hackernews. Another cool feature is the App Store, which has thousands of … Continue reading

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Windows XP Update – Fix error 80070420

A few days ago, I was updating Windows XP and got the Windows Update error 80070420. Here is a method on how to fix it. Take the following steps: Go to Start, Control Panel Open Add / Remove Programs Search … Continue reading

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Windows Vista Update – Error 8024D00F

This post contains a solution for the Windows Vista Update Error 8024d00f Continue reading

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