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Thursday, September 30, 2010

VirutalBox - Increase the memory on an existing guest machine

I use VirtualBox to run a guest Windows XP machine on my Mac. When I set up the virtual guest I set it to use 512MB of memory. And of course now I decide I want to bump it to 1GB. I could not find anyway to do this using the GUI but it can be done from the Terminal.

When the virtual machine is not running execute this command
VBoxManage modifyvm XP1 --memory 1024
XP1 is the name of my guest machine, so replace with yours. The memory parameter takes the amount in MB, in this case 1GB

The first time I ran it I received the following error message

ERROR: The machine is not mutable (state is Saved)

Last time I turned off the guest machine I had selected the save state option. You need to Power the virtual machine down before you can run this command.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Textmate Go to File now available in Visual Studio 2010

Finally! Visual Studio has a feature similar to Textmates "Go to File" (Command key + T), I love this feature. It means that you rarely need to look around in the project tree for a file, just type part of the file name and bam!

In visual studio it is called "Navigate to" (Ctrl + ,) it takes it one step further and even brings up methods matching the name, not sure if that is a good thing or not, so far so good.

Found out about it here. Guess it has been around for awhile

A code smell - try catch that swallows an exception

Came across a code smell this week - try catch that swallows an exception

and yes the code that it wraps has some issues....

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NFL Live Stream Thursday and Sunday night on NBC


does not seem like NBC or NFL is doing a lot to advertise the official free stream, but here we go!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

2010 US Open live high quality stream

US Open has their high quality stream going again this year!

Friday, September 3, 2010

You have got to be kidding

Just did a search and ended up on msdn

I use Google Chrome for most of my web browsing - the msdn site pops up this 'Ad' to 'upgrade' to IE 8 - LOL!!!