Enabling/disabling HFS+ journaling

Filed under: TechNotes, AppleTV — lars @ 04:59:07 am
Anyone that tries to use a HFS+ (Mac OS-X filesystem) disk with linux will come to realise that although the linux kernel's HFS+ support appears excellent and pretty damn stable, it doesn't allow write-access to HFS+ partitions with journaling e… more »

Restoring grub after Windows install

Filed under: Linux — lars @ 03:21:37 pm
I guess this post is for my own reference more than anything else.  I recently did a Windows Vista install on my PC and it toasted grub, stopping me from being able to boot linux.  Thankfully some helpful person at the Ubuntu forums has detailed a ver… more »

Loungeroom Power Consumption

Filed under: TechNotes, AppleTV — lars @ 05:11:40 am
I've been re-arranging the gadgets in my loungeroom, and decided to take the opportunity to measure how much power they use, both when idle and powered on.  Below are the results.  These are taken with a cheap consumer Watt meter, so they might no… more »

VmWare, SMP and VirtualBox Performance Comparison

Filed under: TechNotes, VMWare — lars @ 12:45:44 pm
After playing with the same Windows 2000 Virtual Machine in both VmWare Player and VirtualBox, I thought I'd take the opportunity to do some basic performance testing between the two, to see whether I should make the jump to VirtualBox and take adva… more »

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