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Welcome to Hardstaff.Com

By | May 1, 2006

Hi all, well I said I was going to try and keep the web site up to date but that has not worked out so well, so anyway, there is some useful stuff here I hope. I am a systems admin living and working in New Caledonia, I have lived here for nearly twenty years and love the… Read More »

Returning to Amateur Radio

By | June 6, 2016

After a break of nearly 27 years off the air I decided a couple of months back that it might be fun to get back into Amateur Radio again. So, asking around locally here (I live in New Caledonia) it seemed best option for buying a new rig was overseas. So I sprung for a Yaesu FT-450D which… Read More »

Creating Boot Disks the easy way

By | January 2, 2016

I recently blew away all my low power vm lab running XenServer 6.5 ( http://www.hardstaff.com/lower-power-vm-lab-pt-ii/ and http://www.hardstaff.com/lower-power-vm-lab/ ) and installed Vmware ESXi 6.0. Why I am not exactly sure but I just got bored with XenServer. Not that it’s doesn’t work or anything, in fact in my environment it did probably mostly everything I wanted. However I usually do this… Read More »

Windows 10 on the Dell XPS 27

By | December 18, 2015

If you’ve been putting this off because Dell say it’s not supported fear not. The only gotcha I have found is a simple one to fix. Two issues actually but they are related. I’d also suggest a clean install if you can. I tried an upgrade and while it worked I would not recommend it. The first problem… Read More »

SPC Staff Photo Collection

By | December 1, 2015

Am listing here all the staff photos that I have in one place. If you have information about a photo you can comment or send to me via email to [email protected] with a link to the photo. If you have one I don’t have just send it to me.