VMWare ESXi backups on-the-cheap

This week I needed to sort out backing up my ESXi VMs to an another location. A few Google searches brought me into contact with a fantastic set of tools to do just that. Following is the setup I made, with links to the helpful people. Thanks so much to everyone linked below. First you’ll …

Scheduling a Windows ASR backup

In Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, ntbackup’s ASR is a great method of backing up the entire system for disaster recovery. This week I wrote a script to schedule a Windows ASR backup using the command-line ntbackup.exe utility. If you’ve ever written a how-to on VBscript, I probably have read it. Thanks! Of note …

50 – A birthday present for Dad

Today my Dad turns 50. He’s been begging me for a DJ mix for a while now, and I’ve been lax at getting it done… so here you go Dad, not one DJ mix, but 4 of them! I’ve mixed 50 tracks for your big day, into 4 mixes generally grouped for style. Happy Birthday …

Fixing a sliding door jam on a Toyota Lucida

Today is January 1st, 2011. It’s the first day of a new year, and so I set about doing something I had never done before: car repair. James recently flattened the battery on my mum’s van, and after recharging the battery the sliding door doesn’t open anymore. A quick google search told me this was …