0x800708ca This network connection does not exist

I was recently adding an additional mapped drive to an existing GPO, and the drive would not appear no matter what changes I made to the various settings (Create/Replace/Update, adding a Delete first, setting this or all drives to show, etc). Frustrated, I started digging into the event viewer and found this error: 0x800708ca This […]

Android Music app showing No Folders

The last few days I was unable to listen to my music during my morning runs because the built-in in “Music” app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phone wasn’t showing any of my music, or folders of music available. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time initially because around the same time […]

Nagios check_esxi_hardware CRITICAL: Execution time too long!

Today I ran into a Nagios check that had shown status “UNKNOWN” with output “CRITICAL: Execution time too long!” for the check_esxi_hardware check. The server and ESXi system all seemed to be functioning just fine, and no updates had been applied between it working and the new “UNKNOWN” status.

VMWare Tools (esp. Unity) with Kali Linux 3.12.6-2kali1

While attempting to get a fresh VM of Kali Linux (3.12.6-2kali1,3.12-kali1-amd64)  to install VMWare Tools (8.8.0 build-471268), I ran into the following errors (among others). My primary intent was to use Unity mode, since some basic functionality was already working with the default install (such as not needing ctrl-alt to move mouse to host OS).