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How to Delete Your Facebook Account

Did you have a real job? Are you an internet age baby (90's, 2000's) and have a job and a real life that doesn't revolve around social media. Do you actually TALK to people and use text messages. Well...let's get your life back. You can delete Facebook and be done with it. If you are going to school, learning something new or important, studying a language, memorizing the Qur'an, writing a novel or planning your trip to a beautiful country where you will be disconnected from the Internet. You can delete your Facebook account. Get out and talk to people! Volunteer or do something actually valuable with your time. 1. Click this link (You Need to be Logged In):  2. The account will then be deactivated for 14 days (It's not deleted yet). 3. Do no login to Facebook. Delete the Facebook AND Messenger apps from your phone. 4. Resist...resist...fight it!!! 5. Find a hobby, learn a language on Duolingo, get

Top 7 Paying IT Certifications of 2016

What certifications actually matter in 2017 and are hot and will actually pay you? DevOps : AWS SysOps : Linux Skills (DevOps/Systems Engineer/Administration) : LPIC - RHCE/RHCSA/RHEV - Azure : Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect : Certified Ethical Hacker : Nutanix Platform Professional / Nutanix Platform Expert Lastly, you need some kind of college educa

Cybersecurity Training for Less than $300!!

Ok. Since the IT Market is going in the following avenues and you plan on staying in IT and making more than US $100,000 a year. You need to practice. Also, one of the joys of learning and staying in IT is the ability to resolve the problem everyone learning on the cheap has to do. Even though I can likely buy a fancy schmancy $600 or $1500 laptop. I like to keep it inexpensive and cheap and actually focus on learning. Tools: 1. Chromebook (US $100-$500). CPU's are what jumps the cost. Stick with Intel CPU's. 2. RAM from Amazon (Prime get's it to the house quicker) 3. Crouton (with -e encryption: ) 4. Kali-Rolling / Ubuntu (Depending on if you need VirtualBox to run Window$) 1. Put your Chromebook into Developer Mode (ESC+Restart Key+Power Button) 2. CTRL+D 3. CTRL+D, Machine will wipe into Developer Mode 4. Connect to your wireless and log back in (recreate your profile by enabling your sync) 5. Launch a Terminal Shell (CT

Lockdown Adobe Reader Document Cloud

Do you have a template and no volume license? Do not install the bulk junk for Adobe. It will not only drive your users/family insane. It will just lead to people calling you with a bunch of unnecessary questions. 1. Download Adobe Reader:  2. Don't install the junk toolbar, etc. (Install Chrome if your in the real world!) 3. Hack the registry...If you don't know what your likely shouldn't be doing this. If you do, hey...have at it! Adobe Document Cloud Registry Edits Copy this link if your worried about clicking on links. You have to disable what is important to you and your business/organization/school. 1. Disable all of the options that you do not want your user's to have access to use or see. Disable every single option below for people to only open .PDF files and that's i

How to Install Windows 7 or 10 Using VMware PVSCSI Drivers

Ok. So... installing VMware PVSCSI Adapters on a VM is a pain in the neck if you don't know how to do it. So...I want to save people some time. I figured out this is the fastest and less complicated process to get this done. These VM's are good for anything that requires speed. Thanks Carl for your blog for VMware View! 1. Reference VMware KB article: 1a. The trick is to use 2 CD/DVD drives!! 1b. Add your second (2nd) CD/DVD !! 2. Create your VM. Make sure that your CD/DVD IDE is 0:0 or it won't boot to Windows.  VMware Tools .ISO file should be 0:1 . 3. DO NOT use the VMware Tools that comes with the ESXi host installation. Use the Latest VMware Tools. As of this blog entry. The latest VMware Tools release is 10.0.9 . This is the Official Location for VMware Tools. Do not d

What is the Port for KMS?

What is the Port for KMS? (1688)

How to Fix a Nutanix CVM being Stuck in Maintenance Mode

How to Fix a Nutanix CVM being Stuck in Maintenance Mode 1. ssh into the Nutanix cluster VM 2. cluster status 2. ncli host list (This will give you the host ID) ################     Id                        : 9911991c-1111-093y-11yb-blahblah88::61810     Uuid                      : 5blahblabla99-5227-43d9-ae05-243hahadummy     Name                      : NTNX-SERIAL-X     IPMI Address              :     Controller VM Address     :     Hypervisor Address        :     Host Status               : NORMAL     Oplog Disk Size           : 428.02 GiB (459,587,190,986 bytes) (0.7%)     Under Maintenance Mode    : false (Hypervisor upgrade)     Metadata store status     : Metadata store enabled on the node     Node Position             : Node physical position can't be displayed for this model. Please refer to Prism UI for this information.     Node Serial (UUID)        : VENDORSERIAL     Block Serial (Model)      : VENDORSERIAL (NODE MODE

VCSA vmware-vpxd Service Won't Restart After Upgrading to 6.0 U2

You navigate to the VMware Web Client and you get this 503 Error: 503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x7fe4a805cc90] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe) Cause: (SSL Certificates wouldn’t issue automatically after reboot for service vmware-vpxd Compounded Problem: (Clearing logs under ~/.* **root**) – Specifically, clearing ~/.pgpass  ( Lesson Learned: NEVER EVER CLEAR FILES UNDER ~/. Except .bash_history on templates creation only !!!) Fix: Kill all the services running vpxd 1. ps -ef | grep vpxd 2. kill ### 3. Re-add the ~/.pgpass file with the PostGreSQL password 4. vi /et c/vmware-vpx/embedded_db.cfg 5. Copy the password you see between PGUSER_PASSWORD=’ password here ‘ 6. Put the password back in ~/.pgpass localhost:5432:VCDB:postgres: password here localhost:5432:postgres:postgres: password here localhost:5432:VCDB:vc: pas

How to Convert a CD/DVD to an ISO File

Do you need to convert a CD or DVD to an ISO file for a virtual environment, etc? Windows: 1. Download InfraRecorder (Be aware of Junkware for FOSS Software on Windows). IR is on the GPL: 2. Install the InfraRecorder Software (Next...Next...Done) 3. Launch the Application 4. Click on " Read Disc " 5. Select your location to save the .ISO file 6. Let it's baking! =) 7. Click Ok. Upload, Save or do whatever with the ISO! You can also create a bootable USB. (I use's reliable and fast: ) Ubuntu Linux or Mac: Refer to this Article on HowToGeek