Author: Joshua Venter (page 1 of 2)

Deploying OVA/OVF fails with “Failed – the task was cancelled by a user”

Performing some OVF deploys and I came across this. In this instance I was initially using the ESXi 6 Host Client (Host is not yet attached to vCenter).

I was just importing these via the Host Client, and thought it … Read the rest

Balco 3d Printer resources and mods

This post will be used to record all of the modifications I have made to the Balco 3d Printer I purchased from Dick Smith Online (owned by Kogan).

I’ll also include useful resources here, such as on line stores, parts … Read the rest

Connecting Wanhao Duplicator i3 using Simplify3D in Linux

I’ve purchased a Balco printer (Australian re-badge of the Wanhao Duplicator i3) and have been having a great time testing prints.

While many will advise to use the SD Card for transferring GCode, I find using the USB port to … Read the rest

How To Install Windows On Your Mac When All Else Fails

This one is more of a note for me than anything else.

Early Macs (such as our 2007 Mac Mini) have 64 bit CPUs but only support 32 bit UEFI. Things get annoying and complicated when installing dual boot.

This … Read the rest

3D Acceleration in Windows 10 on VMware Workstation Pro 12 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

So, playing around with Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 and I found when booting a freshly installed copy of Windows 10 Pro, I’d get an alert that 3D acceleration was not working.

I thought this was Odd as it was … Read the rest

Obtaining Windows embedded serial key for Surface Pro 3 using Linux

So after switching to Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 3 it occurred to be I would like to virtualise my Windows 10 instance in VMware workstation 12.

Unfortunately before blasting my windows partition away I didn’t grab my Windows Serial … Read the rest

Moving to Ubuntu – Replacement software

I’ve taken the plunge and moved from Windows on my Surface Pro 3 to Ubuntu, and while the migration wasn’t so bad it can be challenging to find software that does what you need on Linux when you are used … Read the rest

Surface Pro 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

After using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for a few weeks on my Surface Pro 3 I’m quite impressed. Heres what I did to get it working. I’ve gone for a single boot, Ubuntu only install, however I used a dual boot … Read the rest

‘Could not copy file’ error when upgrading Wordfence plugin

Problem

I routinely update my WordPress Plugins and found when updating Wordfence I received the following error:

Installing Plugin: Wordfence Security 5.7.8

Downloading install package from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordfence.5.7.8.zip…

Unpacking the package…

Could not copy file. wordfence/images/wordfenceFalcon.png

I tried a second time … Read the rest

Running 3 Monitors off an Early 2008 Mac Pro with a Radeon HD 5770

Problem

We had an Early 2008 Mac Pro and decided to finally upgrade the video card. We found an ATI Radeon HD 5770 (Mac version) for a reasonable price. We needed to drive 3 screens from the card but hit … Read the rest

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