Amazing product, technologies & things I use every day of my life.


Company

Purpose

Product

Apple

Communication

iPhone 3GS

Chevrolet

Transportation

SUV Blazer 1998

Citrix

Server Virtualization Home Lab

XenServer v6.2

Dropbox

Cloud Storage, Cross Platform Sync

Dropbox

EMC

Type2-Virtualization

VMware WorkStation v8.0

Essence

Wrist watch

Sapphire Tungsten

Evernote

Sync notes, capture anything, access anywhere

Evernote

Google

Search engine, personal email

Search, Gmail

HP

Personal Laptop

HP Pavilion DV6000

Microsoft

Virtual Machine OS

Windows 7 x64

Mobily

Cellular Provider

Alwaha: Prepaid Voice/Data 3G Sim

Mozilla

Browser

Firefox

Open Source

Personal Laptop OS

Ubuntu Desktop Linux  11.10

Others

Social Interaction

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin & Pinterest

STC

DSL BroadBand & Landline Telephone

Mband Jood: 4 MB Plus Free Calls

 

And the list goes on and on and on and on…..

Next time more on individual product, technologies, things & favorites

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By @gchahal :THE LESSONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Listen to your heart.
Forget noble motivations.
Adjust your attitude.
Figure out what you’re good at.
Trust your gut.
Do your homework.
Be frugal.
Hire rockstars.
Keep striving for perfection.
Learn to listen.
Own your mistakes.
Never compromise your morality.
Never lose sight of the competition.
Watch your back.
Don’t procrastinate.
Don’t do anything by half-measures.
Be nice to people.
Always negotiate from a position of strength.
Expect the unexpected.
Perception is reality.
Logic and emotions don’t mix.
Be fearless.
Pick your battles.
Grow a thick skin.
Take chances.
Become unstoppable.

Want to know more about @gchahal, go get this book

How-To: CTRL + ALT + DEL in Remote Desktop

When you try to reset administrator or any user password on windows server from manage-user/groups it warns that password reset from the mmc console could lead to data loss, instead use Ctrl + Alt + Del and change password.

Well thats easy when you are hooked on to the console physically.
But what about when you are administering the server remotely, i had to figure out how to Ctrl + Alt + Del with RDP.

When working on vmware you can send Ctrl + Alt + Ins, with virtualbox/virtual  there is menu item to send the keystrokes on to the virtual box. Go to the Action menu and select the Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Starting with Ctrl + Alt + (Del / Ins / Home & End) voila Ctrl + Alt + End worked.
Is not it non-intuitive, it worked…

Windows Server Initial Configuration Tasks

After you have completed the installation of Windows Server® 2008 R2, and before you deploy the new server in your enterprise, some configuration is required to identify the computer to other computing resources on your network, secure the computer, enable administrators to perform tasks on the computer, and customize the computer by adding server roles and features.

You can complete these tasks by using commands in the Initial Configuration Tasks window, which opens immediately after the operating system installation is complete.

The Initial Configuration Tasks window opens at each startup, unless the Do not show this window at logon check box is selected.

Run OOBE.EXE to get back to Initial Configuration Tasks after selecting “Do not show this window at logon”.

source: here

Aggregators / Scrapers beware

WordPress bloggers, technologist, twitters, face fans, linkedin n host of socialist beware of information aggregation or scraping, since google has launched algorithm change.

as per Mattcutts 
searchers are more likely to see the sites that wrote the original content rather than a site that scraped or copied the original site’s content. and hence this effective step.

great work google, keep innovating….

Create Large VHD’s in seconds!

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The vhd Tool at MSDN by Chris Eck can create large VHD’s via command line in seconds. Wow! this is better than chocolate ice cream and just short of Spumoni. (And when the fat guy rates something in the range of ice cream you know it’s a good tool.

Here is what he says about it…

Latest News

The final release of v2 is now available.
I’ve added a “repair” function which is designed to undo an expand operation on a base VHD when differencing VHDs are present. This is useful in cases where an admin accidentally expands a base VHD when Hyper-V snapshots are present.
To ensure data integrity in the case of an error, please make a backup copy of your VHDs before altering them with this tool.

Introduction
VHD tool is an unmanaged code command-line tool which provides useful VHD manipulation functions including instant creation of large fixed-size VHDs. The source code is included.

Requirements
A computer running one of the following Windows operating systems:
Server: Windows Server 2003 or above
Client: Windows XP or above
NTFS file system

Usage
VhdTool.exe /create  [/quiet]
VhdTool.exe /convert  [/quiet]
VhdTool.exe /extend  [/quiet]
VhdTool.exe /repair  [/quiet]

Create: Creates a new fixed format VHD of size .
WARNING – this function is admin only and bypasses
file system security. The resulting VHD file will
contain data which currently exists on the physical disk.

Convert: Converts an existing RAW disk image file to a fixed-format VHD.
The existing file length, rounded up, will contain block data
A VHD footer is appended to the current end of file.

Extend: Extends an existing fixed format VHD to a larger size .
WARNING – this function is admin only and bypasses
file system security. The resulting VHD file will
contain data which currently exists on the physical disk.

Repair: Repairs a broken Hyper-V snapshot chain where an administrator
has expanded the size of the root VHD. The base VHD will be
returned to its original size. THIS MAY CAUSE DATA LOSS if the
contents of the base VHD were changed after expansion.

Known Issues
There are currently no known issues.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I file a bug?
Click on the “Issue Tracker” tab and choose to “Create New Item”.

Examples
Create a new 10 GB fixed VHD in the current directory.
VhdTool.exe /create “c:\Program Files\MyApp\foo.vhd” 10737418240

Convert an existing flat image file into a VHD & do not output status to the command line.
VhdTool.exe /convert bar.img /quiet

Extend an existing fixed format VHD to a larger size.
VhdTool.exe /extend foo.vhd 21474836480

Repair a Hyper-V snapshot chain broken by expanding the base VHD.
VhdTool.exe /repair base.vhd base_EF2F9402-E85B-402F-A979-631CB287C2C4.avhd

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