Ubuntu on the MacBook Pro: Physical, Virtual, or Both?!

Ubuntu instead of, and in addition to, Mac OS X on a MacBook ProWhen I first bought my MacBook Pro, I bought it with the intention of dual-booting into Ubuntu to run VMware Server so that I could run VMware ESX inside of a virtual Machine. Shortly thereafter, VMware Fusion was released, rendering my original intent academic.

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VMware Virtual Infrastructure on a MacBook Pro: Part I

Beginning next week KnowThreat will be offering VMware VI3 Training, on behalf of VMware, Inc. To celebrate the announcement, I thought I’d post this quick walkthrough detailing my process for building an installing a full VMware Virtual Infrastructure environment using ESX 3 and VC 2 within virtual machines in VMware Fusion Beta on Mac OS X 10.4.10…. Further, with VMware Fusion’s new “Unity” feature, I can run the VI Client alongside all of my other OS X applications as if it were natively built for the Mac!

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Roger Waters is tonight!

Seems I spaced out, somehow thinking Roger Waters was tomorrow night. An urgent txt message from Beth set me straight. I am absolutely elated about going to this show. Saw Floyd (w/o Waters) in ’94 and then caught Roger Waters at Lakewood in ’99. Both were excellent shows, though I […]

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Lori’s Birthday

Had a great time cavorting around on Lori’s birthday last Saturday. Dinner at Ruth’s Chris followed by drinks at Trader Vic’s (where Chris Jackson was briefly possessed by Satan, proof below): Unfortunately, Beth and I were both pretty exhausted and wussed out right after this picture was taken. I’ve yet […]

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ShmooCon: Bad Guys Gone Good?

I generally attend no less than 3 security conferences each year (though there are ~5 on my wishlist), and Shmoo has steadfastly claimed one of those spots, alongside Black Hat / Defcon and RSA.I’ve been going to technology and security conferences since about 1990, and while I truly miss the biannual Comdex in Atlanta, ShmooCon has quickly become one of my favorite to attend…. While the Shmoo Group describe themselves as: “a non-profit think-tank comprised of security professionals from around the world who donate their free time and energy to information security research and development,”their work on notable security projects such as AirSnort and Rainbow Tables has demonstrated their knack for developing tools that appeal to the “Ambiguously Off-White Hat” segment of the professional information security community otherwise known as “hackers.”

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