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Showing posts from February, 2009

Force Shutdown on VMWare Player

Here a simple tip for VMWare users. If you have set the memory allocation of your VMPlayer to be high and one day wake up with error saying it cannot start the VM because there is not enough memory on the host, here is what you can do:

1. Adjust the VMWare memory allocation to a lesser value. Closing the VMWare will not commit the changes on the memory allocation till you shutdown the VM itself. This is the problem, you cannot shutdown the VM unless you can start it.
2. To workaround this problem, go to the folder where the VM file reside and delete the .VMSS file. Open your VM , by then the memory allocation had been applied and the memory allocation problem is resolved.

Ways to Make Yourself Marketable

Waiting for a large system to compile seems like forever , so instead o f wasting my time looking at every line of code my screen tries to feed into my eyes I wandered around Yahoo and found some nicely written article that I am stealing today and share it using my own twisted point of view.

The title was 8 ways to make yourself marketable, seems to be in the right frame of time when all is fearing recession. Here it goes:

* Use your name as your brand, especially in email. Don't confuse potential employers by using your maiden name on your resume and your married name in your email. And the nickname your friends find funny may not look professional.

"Manager jobs don't go to people with cute email addresses," said Marianne Adoradio, a recruiter and career counselor.