My personal and professional life


ReactOS 0.4.8 RC on VMware ESXi

Over the weekend ReactOS 0.4.8 RC was released. I was able to upgrade and install also VMware Tools, but I wasn't able to run network with e1000 driver, so I continued using vlance as suggested on VMware page in ReactOS's Wiki. I also had a BSOD with error 0xC0000218, related to impossibility to read registry hive, which turned out to be disk problem (see topic Blue Screen crash on VirtualBox in ReactOS's forum).

ReactOS's Desktop

Take a glimpse and try it yourself!


My Linux virtual machines

I'm a Linux user since 1999 and apart from using Slackware Linux the most, I'm using also other distributions from time to time in my work (e.g. RadHat Linux now Fedora, SuSE Linux now OpenSuSE Leap) and my personal projects and experiments (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and others). In 2009 I've built my virtual server based on VMware ESXi hypervisor, with the main idea to be able to build Slackware packages for different releases and both x86 and x86_64 architectures. So I currently have:
And I updated all these (23+1) today :-)

I'm accessing these virtual machines by SSH and NoMachine (for desktops). Being a person of various interests I'm using Oracle Express Edition 11g R2, MySQL, MariaDB и PostgreSQL database systems, different applications like Oracle SQL Developer, MySQL Workbench, PgAdmin III, Meld, kdesvn, Calibre and many others on these virtual machines.

Here below some screenshots:

Debian 9.3 (Stretch) Desktop
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Desktop
Fedora 27 Desktop
openSUSE Leap 42.3 Desktop
CentOS 7 Desktop

How many virtual machines are you running in your home environment?


    Thanks again (for using all my disk space) Microsoft!

    A Windows 7 virtual machine I'm running is regularly getting broken, because the disk space is out.

    Disk space usage graphic

    My investigations (with the help of Disk Space Analyzer from Glary Utilities) has revealed that this is due to:
    • CBS.log in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS growing large (е.г. several giga bytes at times); and
    • more recently folders C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Scans and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates growing large (several gigabytes on last check).
    Anyone knowing remedy for this (other than "don't use M$" and "don't use Windows Defender")?


    Translation of Bugzilla 5.0.4 and 4.4.13

    I was just about wondering what's going on with Bugzilla's development, when this morning I saw the announcement for 5.0.4 and 4.4.13 in my mailbox. Given it was Saturday, I started updating the translations immediately. You could now have them from the usual places (for 5.0 and 4.4). These releases came 1 year and 9 months after the previous ones, which I find rather strange (the bugs fixed for 5.0.4 - e.g. 1273846, 1310728, 1301887 and 1303702 were all reported 2 years ago and some of them were fixed more than a year ago). Both releases were triggered by the security issue (see the security advisory, bug 1433400 and CVE-2018-5123), but I think this is the longest period without a new Bugzilla release in the past 12 years that I'm translating it.