July 2012 Archives

vSphere Copy/Paste (Clipboard) integration: To Debian and Beyond

Starting with vSphere 4.1, you have to explicitly permit copy&paste (Clipboard) integration, as it is turned off by default as a security precaution. Follow the steps in http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1026437 to enable this (immensely helpful) integration.

  • I don't forget it;
  • I don't get confused because I'm using open-vm instead of VMWare Tools;
  • I don't get confus…

OT: Reset/Use Another Netflix Streaming Server

To reset/use another Netflix streaming server, disconnect your Internet service for 5 minutes (as in "turn off your cable/DSL modem"). Once you reconnect your Internet service, Netflix acts as if you had never connected to Netflix before so it assigns you a fresh server. This does not guarantee that you will switch servers, but it has been found agreeable to my practice.

I wish Netflix would publicize this tactic.

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