Category Archives: Work

1030 Got error 28 from storage engine mysql [solved]

If you receive an error from your MySQL databaser server that reads: #1030 Got error 28 from storage engine Then  you will want to check and make sure your server has sufficient free space. One of my servers gave this error and it was because the drive  that MySQL was installed on had no more free space. So, I repeat, if you get this error check and make sure you have free space! After freeing up some space everything started working

Lenovo X220 i7 with eGPU! (diy ViDock)

My new Lenovo X220 laptop should be arriving soon. While it has a nice i7 CPU, it only has only has an integrated Intel HD 3000  for the video card 🙁  This severely limits 3D performance, therefore I will be adding something known as a DIY eGPU -or- DIY ViDock. This is a simple little project that is similar to the commercial “ViDock” product but at a lower cost and potentially with more capabilities. Basically it is connecting a desktop video card

FREE performance monitoring tools for ESXi

FREE (and pay) performance monitoring tools for ESXi (retain weeks of data, not just an hour) If you have used ESXi much you have probably realized it only shows you one hour worth of performance data. Sure this is handy for checking real time performance but it really stinks when you need to analyze performance during the week/month/year. So, as I find tools for overcoming this limit and helping in ESXi performance monitoring I will post the links here.  🙂

Entering VMWare ESXi 4.1 licensing info [solved]

Did you receive your VMWare ESXi licensing info and now you need to register your license before your 60 day evaluation is up? Never fear, here are the steps to do it: 5 Easy Steps Step 1 From the vSphere Client GUI, click the Configuration tab. Step 2 From the left pane, under Software, choose Licensed Features. Step 3 Click Edit…, which is located on the top right corner of the Licensed Features page. The Assign License page opens. Step

Install VMWare ESXi on Dell PowerEdge 1950 III server

Later this week I will be installing VMWare ESXi for the first time. It will be on a nice Dell 1U server and here are a few links and resources that I have gathered so far: Compatibility list for VMWare ESXi versions: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php PowerEdge 1950 = good to go with the latest ESXi versions! Install ESXi to a USB thumbdrive (so you can free a valuable SATA/SAS port for VM usage) Install ESXi 4.0 to a USB devicehttp://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/Boot_ESXi_from_USB_flash_drive.phpBelow are 2

Cheap tech gear for telecommuting jobs in Colorado

Mountains and wildflowers diagonal

Colorado is a wonderful state to visit for business or pleasure. This summer my wife and I will be spending almost a month there. We have a housesitter for home and will be staying at a cabin at 10,500 ft. For the portion of the stay where I’ll be working (telecommuting) I have tried out a variety of hardware and software for the job. If you are thinking about telecommuting from Colorao, this post illustrates a surprisingly capable telecommuting setup

Best MS Office alternatives

Home » LibreOfficehttp://www.libreoffice.org/LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document… OpenOffice.org – The Free and Open Productivity Suitehttp://www.openoffice.org/Project Features Mailing Lists Issue Tracking » Bugzilla Downloads » Downloads Source Code Repository » Webcontent Repository Website » Website About this… KOffice.orghttp://www.koffice.org/KOffice is free software, meaning it’s open for anyone to improve and does not cost anything. It’s created mainly by people in their free

Adding a 3rd hard drive (or SSD + HDD + HDD) and RAID1 on Dell M6500

NOTE: via mSATA it is possible to have FOUR drives in a M6500!!! Complete tutorial to be published soon (with photos). Here are some links in the meantime. More resources:   2nd HDD / SSD Caddy – DELL Precision M6400, M6500, M4600, M6600 [OBHD9-SATA-SATA-B] – $42.00 : NewmodeUS, Hard Drive Caddys for Notebookshttp://www.newmodeus.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=269Notebook Hard Drive Caddys Drive Cloning Drive Adapters Cables Backup Software External Enclosures Desktop Brackets AC Adapters Other Products   Dell M6500 Service Manual – Documentation for removing