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Installing Arch Linux on a Virtual Box (vs MS Virtual Machine 2007)

I wanted a simple way to run Linux on my Windows XP machine. I don't love Windows but I'm used to it and it does have some advantages, however that's not the point. At some time in one's career in IT one needs Linux (possibly to learn POSIX OS) and Cygwin doesn't quite cut it, especially if one has not much previous Linux experience...

Few Resources ?

I only have 1GB RAM and a few GB left on my HD so a light Linux is indeed in order for my situation. So I wanted a Linux distro with no GUI or visual Desktop Environment - it figures, since true Linux power comes in the shell "command-line" terminal - , and as well documented and easy to install as possible. Thus ArchLinux (which has a guide to install, plus a beguinners guide which walkes you through the install and setup processes and explains basic Linux workings) and its precompiled binary distribution for i686 resulted optimal from my PoV. Fianlly and accounting for the need of simplicity, pacman, the p…

World in Conflict Patches and CD Security bypass

World in Conflict has been one of the best recent stategy war games in the last years. I love the camera movement specially, although it takes some time to master.

Anyway, I got a (try-before-you-buy) version from thepiratebay [I recommend uTorrent as torrent client]. I only downloaded the original WiC 1.0 without Soviet Attack, but these files work for the expansion as well.

1. You´ll need the crack / fix to bypass SecuROM (flt-wic rar file) in either case. If you installed Wic + SA all-in-one skip to 4.

2. Then apply the 1st patch (get it from somewhere else [this is an official game release patch]) to the installation

3. Proceed to install Soviet Attack (the expansion)

4. Apply 2nd game patch (get it elsewhere)

Enjoy :)

Pickling a function defined interactively in Ipython doesn't work

Ipython's __main__ module is a "FakeModule" the ipython developers created to fix some bugs early in the otherwise very very useful package. So don't be scared if your user-defined top level (__main__) functions can't be pickled in ipython, the code will work when pickling other top lever module functions, only not the ones in __main__ defined interactively. OR simpy use the plain old python interactive console from command line.


Only constant of the FIFA World Cup 2010: Poor Refereeing!

Just a short comment this time

The USA (the "stolen" goal), Mexico (vs Argentina - the ultra clear unmarked off-side), England (vs Germany - another stolen goal!), and Portugal (vs Spain - the WTF red card) all suffered from the worst FIFA referees in years... 

I think in neither case was the poor refereeing decisions decisive for the matches’ final results (except probably with the USA) but taking morals into consideration they might very well have been. ..Mexico and England most notably, lost their patience soon in the game and ended up being trampled upon... And maybe, just maybe, that extra man lost to Portugal could have produced a tie.

Whatever... FU FIFA!!!

PS: Plus the damn FIFA official site videos are mega-slow to load, tonight they're not even working! Lets not buy their products, such as the following games:

PS3                      XBox360              Wii                      PSP

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