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Windows and Linux Seamlessly

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Look ma, two OSes, one Desktop (and I ain’t talking Cygwin cheese either…):


Yes yes… I know you’re scared… let the VM frenzy begin!

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September 30th, 2009 at 7:35 am

Video Game Music

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If you have ever been chez nous, you’ve probably noticed that I’m really into video game music. In particular, the OverClocked Remix project: a gathering of musicians worldwide dedicated to making video game remixes.

OC Remix isn’t new–the community has been releasing content for years now. Did I mention all of this is free? Check out the compilations and albums they’ve got for download (I can get over 1MB/sec downstream via the torrents on their page). Most releases come as MP3s and fully lossless FLAC or WAV for ear-bursting glories.

SSF2THDR If you’ve played Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, the soundtrack was created by OC Remix artists (I bought this game for XBox360 Live Arcade and came to the sad realisation that my aged reflexes can no longer pull of Hadoukens with the best of ’em…).

Here are a few albums and tracks which I have particularly enjoyed in recent years:




Kirby’s Adventure: Rise of the Star

Free Breezin’ – Theme of Son of Wind


Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream

Full Frontal Assault (Let the Battles Begin!)

Nomura Limit (Fight On!)


Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Blood on the Asphalt

Mercenary Boxing (Balrog Stage)



Doom II: Delta-Q-Delta

MAP08: The Duel (The Dave D. Taylor Blues)


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September 22nd, 2009 at 6:09 pm

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Cygwin SSH Server and Windows 7

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In order to install openssh server correctly for Windows 7, you will need to do the following:

  1. Install Cygwin in the normal way. Make sure you’ve got openssh and cygrunsrv as selected packages to install.
  2. Right-click the Cygwin shell icon, and Run as administrator.
  3. Run ssh-host-config. Follow the prompts carefully: if needed, it will tell you which permissions you need to set and where. Remember to say yes to privilege separation: it will create a user for you called cyg_runsrv which all cygwin services will run under in Windows 7.
  4. You should be able to start the service using cygrunsrv –-start sshd, or by starting it as a normal service under Administrative Tools > Services.
  5. This does not automatically create and open firewall rules, so you will have to do this manually.

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September 2nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm