XenServer Host Failed - What Now?

Not too long ago, I had one of my XenServer hosts crash due to a hardware failure. It was not my Pool Master. When a XenServer host crashes the virtual machines running on the failed server can’t be controlled, so we’re unable to tell them to start up on another host. The XenServer pool still considers them running, however, they’re not listed in XenCenter. Hopefully this can help some of you get back up and running a little quicker.

Homemade McDonald's Big Mac Copycat Recipe

For a couple months now I’ve been wanting to tackle recreating the famous McDonald’s Big Mac at home… or as my wife would say, “I’ve had a bee in my bonnet.” The goal here was to come as close as possible to the real thing and then of course enjoy the delicious sandwich with the one I love. The outcome? NAILED IT!

How to Get File Details In Command Prompt / Batch Script

I was working on a batch file last week and I needed to have access to an executable file’s details (specifically, the version). In some situations when a program is installed through Windows Installer you can access a program’s version from the registry, however, in my situation the file simply exists and was not installed.

Script to Uninstall/Remove VNC Passively

The following script was written to silently remove VNC Servers and VNC Viewers from a computer. I needed a way to get a computer to a clean slate before deploying an upgraded VNC Server.

VM of Android v4.0.1 ICS for VirtualBox - Download

I just wanted to post a couple screenshots of my first successful compile of Android v4.0.1 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) running in VirtualBox. :) Enjoy!