What J talked about in 2013

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.



Convert IMG to VMDK.

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I had IMG image of our server which I wanted to mount on our virtual machine. Since I was using VMWare Player which supports VMDK so I was finding a way to mount IMG on virtual machine or convert it to VMDK. I found StartWind V2V Converter which made this easy. You can download it from here.

The whole process took only around 20-25 min where it converted about 10G of IMG file into VMDK. Cool!

I was then able to just create a new VM and add this VMDK there. Since it was bootable I was easily able to boot the VM and login.

You can use this tool to convert VMDK, VHD, and IMG to each other as well. A nice utility and on top of it, it is free.