VirtualBox – Sharing a Host Folder With a Linux Guest

Sometimes you want to share a folder from your VirtualBox host machine to your guest OS. Perhaps for an installer, or to have access to specific files. There are pros and cons and safety concerns for this, however this is how you do it. Continue reading “VirtualBox – Sharing a Host Folder With a Linux Guest”

VirtualBox: Install Guest Additions

When setting up a VM in VirtualBox one the first things you should do is install the guest additions. This post will show you exactly how to do that using an Xubuntu VM. Continue reading “VirtualBox: Install Guest Additions”

Thoughts: Xubuntu 16.04 on my Satellite C55D-B5214

Microsoft is ever vigilant at trying to strong arm customers of 7 and 8.1 to upgrade to 10. So, I have vowed to use Linux on my laptop at least until the madness is over (as my laptop won’t upgrade). This past month I installed Xubuntu 16.04. How well does it work? Well, it may stay here until my machine is retired. Continue reading “Thoughts: Xubuntu 16.04 on my Satellite C55D-B5214”

OS X Samba Issues

Having trouble connecting your Mac to a Samba share? This may be the answer(or rather work around) to get you back up and running. Continue reading “OS X Samba Issues”

Organizing My Digital Workspace/Home Lab

For tech enthusiasts and those budding to be, it is a bit difficult to scale and organize your workspace/home lab. It recently dawned on me that I hadn’t taken into account how to organize things or put forth the proper effort to making the most of my time and maximizing my productivity. Mostly because set up will be a huge time sink. So in this post I will try to address how I plan to rework everything and keep all the essentials undisrupted while everything is under construction. Continue reading “Organizing My Digital Workspace/Home Lab”

Ditch Adobe Reader and Flash

It’s 2016 and your PC still needs to Adobe Reader and Flash right? Well, not really. You can get by without having to manage ether. Actually it’s best that you do ditch them for your computers security. Continue reading “Ditch Adobe Reader and Flash”

How much RAM do you need? – A Practical Guide

When building or upgrading your PC/laptop how much RAM do you really need? A topic that changes with time and varies by opinion. I hope this article can clear up some confusion to help you understand how much you will need based on how things are now. (Yes I do plan on keeping this article up to date in the future). Continue reading “How much RAM do you need? – A Practical Guide”

My Home Server/NAS Build

I needed to share files with my PC, laptop and Allyson’s laptop. How did I do that? With a custom built home server of course! Continue reading “My Home Server/NAS Build”

Lopsided Sound In Linux: Fix Sound Balance Issues (Linux Mint 17.X)

So you been using Linux and changed hardware or have decided to make the jump and try out Linux on hardware directly.  Everything is working great, but sound is only coming from one speaker. What gives? Don’t worry, there is an easy fix for that. Continue reading “Lopsided Sound In Linux: Fix Sound Balance Issues (Linux Mint 17.X)”

Customize Linux: Cinnamon Desktop Environment – Clock Format

One of the best things about Linux is that you can customize it any way you like. So why not how the date/time displays? Continue reading “Customize Linux: Cinnamon Desktop Environment – Clock Format”