so noticed that my windows 10 kvm guest (running on unraid) was chewing up a cpu core.
the cpu utilization seemed to die down after i logged into the vm.
i logged out of the vm and waited 15 mins and did a htop and watched that VM’s utilization.
it seems that it would not drop below 25% which i thought was weird considering the VM was idle.
i turned off all the applications/services that were not running but that did not change a thing.
after doing some googling for a while i came across a post on the proxmox support forums about this exact issue.
they suggested adding these into my config
<timer name=’rtc’ tickpolicy=’catchup’/>
<timer name=’pit’ tickpolicy=’delay’/>
<timer name=’hpet’ present=’yes’/>
<timer name=’hypervclock’ present=’yes’/>
after adding the above settings i noticed that the vm is now idling under 8%
now its not as low as i wanted it but considering there is an antivirus scanner on the machine and i am doing snmp polls to the guest every 5 mins i think under 8% is great,considering it started out at 25-30%.
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ever wanted to rip a whole gallery of wallpapers or images from a site ?
there is two apps i recommend, one is free the other is paid.
RipMe – Free
Bulk Image Downloader – Paid
so today i found out that you can use screen to connect to a serial port which is awesome.
screen /dev/device baud-rate
more info here
so i was searching through reddit today and stumbled accross a post about Flixable.
flixable is a site that allows you to easerly search all the content on Netflix.
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so recently i was looking around for a cheaper/free alternative to good sync while goodysnc is good i dont have any money at the moment.
after googling for a bit i came accross FreeFileSync.
i set it up and it works like a charm, easy to setup and use.
highly recommended if you want a file sync app.
as its a great product i will be donating soon to help further development.
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So, while checking out all the email filter providers i stumble across MXGuardDog.
mxguarddog provide a email filtering service.
whats great about this is if you link to their site they will give you email filtering for free!
they offer a nice interface with email digests and simple white listing process.
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so i was looking through my phone and noticed i have a shit load of old photos that are backed up to google photos.
i dont have a copy of all the photos so wanted to take a copy of everything in the cloud ( i hate the word cloud ) anyways i did some googleing and found Google Take Out
google take out allows you to download a copy of anything that is stored on your google account.
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so in april i setup librenms, unfortunatly there was a problem with the proxmox snmp script but recently they fixed it. however i was still having problems running the snmp script as it needed to be run as root.
so after some googling i managed to find out that i need to edit the sudoers file on the proxmox server and add the following line.
snmp ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL
this gives snmp root access to be able to run the script.
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