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Coachella 2014

I’m finally getting around to writing about Coachella. It was a weird one, but i still had fun of course. I think the problem was we just tried to plan this big group of all of us camping together. Meeting up at denny’s, stocking up on supplies at the Von’s, then meeting up again at a hotel parking lot outside of the camp grounds. When you actually make it inside and get everyone situated, then trying to get on the same page, it’s frustrating to say the least. Usually I just peaced out and did my own thing.

This being my 3rd Coachella, I think i’m starting to get the hang of it.The trick this year was don’t get drunk and do cocaine in the middle of the day when it’s 105 out. Do go back and forth between the Do Lab and Yuma Tent until the sun goes down.

Well here are some videos and vines I made when I wasn’t too fucked up. I have the pictures zipped up and stored on my ownCloud and don’t feel like posting them :p

 

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Restoring .bkf Files to Server 2008 and 2012

This blog has moved around a little bit. From being on a physical box, to a different physical box, then being P2Ved, and finally for now it’s on a 2012 R2 VM. For most of its life it has had Win 2k3 for its OS. When it came time to copy the data to its new home, I made a backup using NTbackup. I guess could have just copy and pasted the data over, but i like to make things harder for myself. Server 2008 and 2012 doesn’t have NTbackup. After some searching the Google I found the solution, it took some digging so I thought I would post it.

If you need to restore a .bkf file to a Windows 2008 or 2012 box and you still have the old 2003 box up.
You can just copy the NTbackup files from the 2k3 box to run NTbackup on your new server.

you need to copy over 3 files from C:\Windows\System32:

ntbackup.exe
ntmsapi.dll
vssapi.dll

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After you copy over the files, you can run NTbackup to restore that .bkf :)

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10 Days as an Instagram Bot

One day I stumbled across Instaliker.net It’s pretty much an Instagram bot that takes over your account, which you configure it with hashtags for the bot to go out and find pictures and profiles based on those tags. The site came with a free 3 hour trial, so i thought i would be it a shot. Just in those three hours, I think i gained 100 something followers and 500 likes. Then again my bot did go out and like probably 1500 pictures and followed maybe 600 accounts.

Instaliker.net came with different packages for how long you could rent the bots for. I choose 10 days for like 25 bucks I think. There is different settings of how aggressive the bot will work. I kept it about medium, but my phone started blowing up. I could hardy use it with all the instagram notifications I kept getting. By the end with the first night with the bot, I think I had around 300 new followers and 1500 liked photos, but i followed around 2000. Needless to say after all this was over my instagram account was filled with crap. I downloaded justUnfollow and used that to help me clean up my IG account. After the time with the bot ran out I had about 2300 follows but i followed 6500 or whatever the max is that intsagram allows you to follow. Then I needed clean up my account really bad. I was following shit and did not enjoy looking at my instagram anymore. I pretty much just used JustUnfollow to unfollow everyone that wasn’t following back and i would manually unfollow peoples with crappy pictures, mostly dudes with creepy selfies.

All in all, after I cleaned my up account i’m now following 1085 and have 1947 followers. For a normal person like me, I would not recommend doing this. If you have a company or trying to self promote then go for it, its a helpful tool of trying to get out there. It just drains the shit out of your battery with all the notifications you keep getting. Famous people must just have to turn those shits off.

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My Two Cents on Bitcoin

I first got into bitcoin at the end of March 2013 after news broke about the people of Cyprus putting their money in bitcoin at the threat of bank bailouts. Just the thought of that alone peaked my interest in bitcoin. If you knew your money wasn’t going to be worth shit how nice would it to be to be able to transfer the “wealth” to a different form of currency and wait for it to all blow over or just use that alternative money. I did hear about bitcoin before that but i guess i never really thought much of it. I guess it was chilling at like $34 before the Cyprus thing. Maybe I never thought it would be applied to the real world, it would be to hard to easily use.

I hit the google searching everything i could find on bitcoin. Figured out it was pretty much to late in the game for me to get into mining. I just didn’t wanna invest into a couple grand worth of hardware and higher electric bills. So I thought I would just buy them bit by bit, ha ha. During my research into bitcoin I also learned you could play poker with bitcoins online. I was glad to hear that even though I don’t really trust gambling online. I would keep it small and i really wasn’t doing to bad. But enough with poker. Around about July of 2013 I had a little over 5 bitcoins and i think they were at about $95. I wasn’t doing much with them, just sitting on them and playing poker, hoping I would wake up one day and one bitcoin would be worth a million dollars. That summer though I lost my job and I slowly had to sell my bitcoins, then that one day kinda but not really came. Bitcoin hit $1,000. I remember being so mad that i just had 5 of these things. I could have really used that five grand at the time lol.

Well anyways, things are better now and I have half of a bitcoin at this time. I’m still into bitcoin because I believe the world needs it. Anybody in the world can get a bitcoin wallet and send money to a bitcoin address and you don’t need an ID. I can send bitcoin to China to get my reseach chemicals instead of Western Union-ing American dollars in 4 different $900 sums, haha j/k. You know it only costs $14 to send money to China, it’s like that for a reason…Bitcoin helps put the power back in the hands of the people! and i’m out….*drops mic*

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Popcorn Time!

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I haven’t been blogging much so I thought I would take the time to write about Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time is an app available for windows, mac, and linux that allows you to stream movies from torrents! You can give it a try at getpopcornti.me I tried it out yesterday and was really impressed. It is in beta so im sure they will be making changes to it frequently.

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Unlocking/Rooting Nexus 5 and Installing ClockworkMod Recovery

Beanstalk ROM with Chaos Kernel on the Nexus 5 from marcelliotnet on Vimeo.

Yesterday I picked up a Nexus 5 and while at work today, I rooted it, installed ClockworkMod recovery, and flashed it with the Beanstalk rom and Chaos kernel. So far i’m liking it, and i thought I would write a little something.

!!This will wipe your phone!!

First you will need to install the Nexus 5 drivers.

Then all you need to do to unlock and root your phone, is to put your phone in fastboot mode and run the CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5 exploit. To put your phone in fastboot mode. You just need to power it off. Then while powered off hold down the down volume key and the power button at the same time. After in fastboot mode run the .bat file.

That’s it! your phone now is unlocked and rooted. Now if you want to install custom roms, you will need to flash it with ClockworkMod.

install the minimal_adb_fastboot to your computer. Then download the ClockworkMod recovery image. Place it in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot directory. Put your phone in fastboot mode again then run “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” from the command prompt.

Once you have the recovery flashed you can start downloading custom roms and kernels. Here is a Chaos Kernel for you to try. Chaos-Kernel_v8.1 I would recommend going to xda for downloading custom roms.

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Claude Vonstroke and Justin Martin 2012 Christmas Show

So while searching the internets for torrents of Dirtybird tracks, I stumbled along this 2 hour long mp3 of when Claude and Justin took over for a Christmas show on Pete Tong’s show at BBC radio 1 last year. Since it’s that time of year again I thought I would post it here to share with all. Ho, Ho, Ho.


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