I got my first Kindle in 2011. So this is as far back as I’m going with the reading chronology. It was a light year, which also used to be the norm for me.
I had some issues today getting some VMs setup properly for 16:9 viewing pleasure using Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.8 on my Windows 8 PC. I figured I would document how I resolved the issue in case it helps someone out there encountering the same.
I recently created 2 VMs (Windows XP Professional and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and found they both had the same issue.
Neither of the VMs would display in my native resolution of 1366×768. I was able to fix this on the XP VM by opening up a command shell and performing the following:
If you try the above, you should change WindowsXP to be the name of your VM instance inside quotation marks.
The x32 on the resolution defines the color depth.
Executing a properly modified version of the above did not work for Ubuntu however. So I downloaded the VirtualBox Extention Pack 4.3.8 from the here and installed it on my Windows 8 instance.
I then went down a rabbit trail running through this procedure per a suggestion on this Ubuntu Forum thread. As I was running through those steps it was obvious to me the forum member was confused by the issue and was providing steps to configure an Ubuntu system running VirtualBox – not my situation. At any rate, I confirmed that didn’t help and began tinkering around with VirtualBox settings to no avail.
Eventually, while inside the Ubuntu VM, I ran System Settings > Additional Drivers and installed all of the updates presented. Once I did this, I went into Appearances, changed the theme to Radiance (yes I know this shouldn’t not matter) and shut down the VM. The next time I booted the VM, the display issue was corrected.
Debian 6.0.6 is next on my list.
Here’s my latest read. Folks that wonder what I do for a living, this is it. I’ve heard some good things about this book. I have some concerns about how much ‘meat’ it will have given its relatively short length (512 pages) to topic ratio. We’ll see. So far I’m enjoying its fairly conversational style and find some of the challenges identified to be familiar and close to home.
Recommended by a friend, this one is not disappointing . I am a fan of other Preston/Child work, but (I think) this is the first Preston ‘solo’ work I’ve read. I like the way their stories unravel – I’m never quite sure what I’m getting into.
Update: Completed 3/7/2014
Saving this article for future reference. The Fibonacci sequence is related to the Golden Ratio as well as attributes of natural phenomena such as arrangement of leaves on a branch or the arrangement of a pine cone and many other things.