Fixing Binary File Corruption from Ant Copies

So there I was, poking around in some java / j2ee code, trying to learn how it all works. I did some testing on a Linux server and realized, something is broken. It seemed something was corrupting ALL the Jar files in WEB-INF/lib/. A co-worker guessed that the token filtering Ant was doing might be the culprit. He was right. It seems Ant has issues with detecting whether files are binary or not, given that it uses a Reader class which runs the files through a character decoder.

EasyVMX: Easily Create VMware Player Machines

I’ve used this before, but today I was struck by how useful EasyVMXreally is! I’m setting up a new PXELINUX/ TFTP server (which will incidentally be running the PXE Knife tools put together by my friends John and Brian. Anyway, EasyVMX provides a form (easy, super simple and 2.0 with advanced options) to generate a VMX config file (which VMwareuses) to run a virtual machine. All you have to do is choose a few basic options about what you need on your machine, how much RAM, how big your disk needs to be, etc; click ‘Create’; and download your zip file.