Windows Update in Virtual Machines

I use virtual box to run a number of virtual machines. Tonight when trying to update a recent install of windows I found the update stalled and kept searching aimlessly doing nothing. It turns out you need to enable “promiscuous mode (always allow)” on the network adaptor of the virtual device for the update to […]

Adding additional IP Address to ethernet interface

Scenario: You have several devices within your network, you’ve changed the address range for the network but you’ve forgotten to change one in particular. It’s easier to log into the device than to physically attend to it (it may be headless, it may not be in your immediate vicinity, or you’re just to lazy to get out of your chair to do it.

Changing WordPress username

Have you ever checked your WordPress profile and noticed you can’t change your username? Did you ever realise that most people choose the same display name as the username, which then gives hackers a legitimate username to try and hack into your site? Do you use the same username and display name and now want […]

Ubuntu – changing DHCP to Static

Before jumping in and making the changes, do ifconfig -a and note down any particular settings which you may need (if you don’t already know them) Then edit /etc/network/interfaces change: iface eth0 inet dhcp to: iface eth0 inet static address 10.0.0.101 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 10.0.0.0 broadcast 10.0.0.255 gateway 10.0.0.100 May also need to add nameservers […]