Unlist Your Number from TrueCaller today!

UPDATE July 18, 2013: Approximately 7 months after this article was published, there’s been news that the TrueCaller database has been hacked into by the so-called Syrian Electronic Army. Again, this highlights the need for users to be careful in the choosing the companies with whom they entrust their private data. TrueCaller is a mobile app and online service […]

6 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Viruses and Malware

Which virus protection is the best? Well, to protect yourself against malicious software, the six defensive ways detailed below can work better than the best anti-virus software left to act alone. 1) Be aware of virus symptoms, and attack vectors This piece of advice might sound something beyond the realm of non-techies. However, non-techies had […]

Converting Multiple VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) files into one

To convert multiple VMDKs into a single file, I used the following command (LinuxVM.vmdk is the name of the first VMDK file – i.e. the one attached to the VM): $ vmware-vdiskmanager -r LinuxVM.vmdk -t 0 LinuxVMSingleDisk.vmdk Note that vmware-vdiskmanager is bundled as part of VMware Workstation. I couldn’t locate that as a separate download, […]

TCPMon – A Basic Tutorial

TCPMon is a nice little tool for testing TCP communication between a client and server. It is an open source project, distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. Downloading and Running TCPMon To download TCPMon, head over to the Apache TCPMon download page and download the binary distribution. (There’s a Google Code Project called TCPMon too, but that’s […]

Five Reasons to Adopt Linux, Today!

The popular open source news site LXer recently published a detailed article on the advantages of Linux, with the aim of dispelling unfair cynicism. Whether you are a home user or a business owner, Linux is a great choice for an operating system. I entered the Linux world pretty recently, after spending a long time […]