How to resolve 'Boot Error' message on VMWare ESXi when using a USB flash drive

Just a quick little post - I've used ESXi many times for virtusalization on servers, however older Intel motherboards always seem a bit troublesome.

The most common error I've been getting after trying to get ESXi running off a USB stick on a ~2007 Intel Motherboard was simply a black screen with 'Boot Error' in the corner. This isn't the typical error message you get - usually you'll get a generic BIOS error saying something like 'Operating System not found' - that error only shows up if there's no bootable devices detected.

How to override composer package dependencies with your own git repository

So you're working on your PHP application and use a composer package that has someone elses composer package as a requirement to work, and for whatever reason you need to make a change to that required package. Maybe there's a bug in it, maybe it's not got some functionality you need.

There's a little known feature built into composer that allows you to override packages that a main package in your composer file may require, without even needing to submit your updates to satis or packagist.