Monday, September 8, 2014


On windows, you should choose, either you use the Hyper-V or a third party virtual machines (such as android emulator with virtualization support provided by Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAZM)).

In the second case the system hypervisor should be turned off:

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

 To turn it back on execute:

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto start


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Skype little hack

As we all know, all of the sudden Micro$oft stopped to support old version of Skype. But new Linux version of skype client is buggy and glitchy.
I was able to make the skype work. Do the following. Open the file /usr/bin/skype in a hex editor (I used the Midnight Commander viewer) and search for the version number. In my case it was the string
Replace the string with and save.
Run skype now and enter the credentials. Should connect just fine.