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Here’s how I configured a VirtualBox VM to use a physical Windows drive on my Linux workstation. I use VirtualBox frequently to create virtual machines for testing new versions of Fedora, new application programs, and lots of administrative tools like Ansible. I have even used VirtualBox to test the creation of a Windows guest host. …

Organizing notes across multiple written and digital platforms is a serious challenge. Here’s a tip to organize your notes better and find what you need quickly. In prior years, this annual series covered individual apps. This year, we are looking at all-in-one solutions in addition to strategies to help in 2021. Welcome to day 15 …

It takes about an hour to make an outdated Mac useful again with Fedora. Recently, I stumbled on an old MacBook Pro 13″ from late 2011, with a 125GB SSD and 8GB RAM. I’ve taken this machine on trips around the world, and back in the day, I ran many a session, workshop, or demo …

Use the Eisenhower Matrix to better organize and prioritize your to-do lists. In prior years, this annual series covered individual apps. This year, we are looking at all-in-one solutions in addition to strategies to help in 2021. Welcome to day 4 of 21 Days of Productivity in 2021. In this article, I’ll examine a strategy for …

On Monday, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Verily, an Alphabet company, and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to accelerate new innovations in biomedicine through the Terra platform. Terra, originally developed by Verily and the Broad Institute, is a secure, scalable, open-source platform for biomedical researchers to access data, run analysis tools and collaborate. …

Review the top five Kubernetes articles of 2020, then preview three tools you should learn about in 2021. The end of the year is the perfect time to look back and explore where we’ve been and where we’re going in the Kubernetes world. I particularly want to focus on the ecosystem that formed around Kubernetes …

Both terms imply that things happen without your direct intervention. But the way you get to those results, and the tools you use to make them happen, differ. For the longest time, it seemed the only thing any sysadmin cared about was automation. Recently, though, the mantra seems to have changed from automation to orchestration, …

New Relic, Inc., a leader in observability, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pixie Labs, a next generation machine intelligence observability solution for developers using Kubernetes. Pixie dramatically simplifies the process of troubleshooting and live debugging applications in Kubernetes environments by providing instant access to telemetry data without the need to manually …

Twitter over the weekend “tagged” as manipulated a video showing US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden supposedly forgetting which state he’s in while addressing a crowd. Biden’s “hello Minnesota” greeting contrasted with prominent signage reading “Tampa, Florida” and “Text FL to 30330”. The Associated Press’s fact check confirmed the signs were added digitally and the …

In this guide you will be able to create a Redis Instance using Memorystore. It also supports Memcached, and if you are interested, here’s the best guide to provision and manage a Memcached Memory instance in GCP. 1. Login in to the Google Cloud Platform console. If you don’t have any account yet, follow the …