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Archive for April 20th, 2017

Warning: C64 geek pr0n! A Mind Is Born

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/20

Geek pr0n on the C64:

Making a demo in just 256 bytes would be a formidable challenge regardless of platform. A Mind Is Born is my attempt to do it on the Commodore 64. In the absence of an actual 256-byte compo, it was submitted to the Oldskool 4K Intro compo at [WayBackRevision 2017, where it ended up on 1st place.

Source: [WayBackA Mind Is Born

Via:

–jeroen

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Posted in 6502, C64, Commodore, Development, History, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

use vmrun – via How do I find the IP address of a virtual machine using VMware Fusion? – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/20

Note this works only when the VMs have VMware Tools installed (more on that below):

VMWare provides, not surprisingly, a built in tool for this, vmrun. It’s under /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmrun although it has moved around in other Fusion releases a bit.

🍺 vmrun list Total running VMs: 1 .docker/machine/machines/myvm.vmx
🍺 vmrun getGuestIPAddress ~/.docker/machine/machines/myvm.vmx 172.16.213.128

via: How do I find the IP address of a virtual machine using VMware Fusion? – Super User [WayBack]

vmrun [WayBack] is barely documented and most of is in PDF of which this is the most recent I could find: www.vmware.com/pdf/vix180_vmrun_command.pdf [WayBack]

Based on the above path, I added this to my ~/.bash_profile file:

alias vmrun='/Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmrun'
alias vmrun-list-running-VMs='vmrun list | grep vmx'
vmrun-list-ipv4-of-running-VMs()
{
  vmrun-list-running-VMs | while read line ; do echo $line && vmrun getGuestIPAddress $line; done
}

Now I can do this:

$ vmrun-list-ipv4-of-running-VMs
/Users/jeroenp/VM/W81Entx64DelphiRegression.vmwarevm/W81Entx64.vmx
172.16.172.135
/Users/jeroenp/VM/diaspore-opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmwarevm/diaspore-opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmx
Error: The VMware Tools are not running in the virtual machine: /Users/jeroenp/VM/diaspore-opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmwarevm/diaspore-opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmx
$ vmrun-list-ipv4-of-running-VMs
/Users/jeroenp/VM/diaspore.opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64/diaspore.opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmx
Error: Unable to get the IP address
/Users/jeroenp/VM/W81Entx64DelphiRegression.vmwarevm/W81Entx64.vmx
172.16.172.135
$ vmrun-list-ipv4-of-running-VMs
/Users/jeroenp/VM/diaspore.opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64/diaspore.opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmx
Error: Unable to get the IP address
/Users/jeroenp/VM/W81Entx64DelphiRegression.vmwarevm/W81Entx64.vmx
172.16.172.135
$ vmrun-list-ipv4-of-running-VMs
/Users/jeroenp/VM/diaspore.opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64/diaspore.opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmx
172.16.172.134
/Users/jeroenp/VM/W81Entx64DelphiRegression.vmwarevm/W81Entx64.vmx
172.16.172.135
$ vmrun-list-ipv4-of-running-VMs
/Users/jeroenp/VM/diaspore.opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64/diaspore.opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmx
172.16.172.134
/Users/jeroenp/VM/W81Entx64DelphiRegression.vmwarevm/W81Entx64.vmx
172.16.172.142

These are the messages I observed:

Error: The VMware Tools are not running in the virtual machine: /Users/jeroenp/VM/diaspore-opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmwarevm/diaspore-opensuse-Tumbleweed-x64.vmx
Error: Unable to get the IP address
172.16.172.135

The first one means a machine is running but has no VMware Tools installed. For an OpenSuSE machine you can install it with zypper install open-vm-tools, for other Linux systems read VMware Tools auf Ubuntu, Mint, CentOS oder openSUSE installieren | ITrig [WayBack]

Some more examples of vmrun for VMware Fusion are at Control VMware Fusion from the Command Line | James Reuben Knowles [WayBack]

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, bash, Development, Fusion, openSuSE, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed, Virtualization, VMware | Leave a Comment »

(35) Introducing Macintosh System 7.5 Product Overview – July 15, 1994 – Apple VHS Archive – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/20

Some 23 years ago…

Posted in Apple, Classic Macintosh, History, Macintosh SE/30, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Dark corners of Unicode / fuzzy notepad

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/20

You think you know Unicode? Think again, then read Dark corners of Unicode / fuzzy notepad.

On basics, sorting, comparison, decomposition, composition, width, whitespace, encoding, emoji, interesting code planes and dark corners. Lots of dark corners.

–jeroen

via: Kristian Köhntopp

Posted in Development, Encoding, Software Development, Unicode | Leave a Comment »

 
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